The creators of the American animated series “The Simpsons” said that white actor will no longer voice non-white characters, according to Deadline.
Earlier Friday, actor Mike Henry also announced that he would no longer be voicing Cleveland’s dark-skinned character in the animated series “Family Guy.”
“In the future, in The Simpsons, white actors will no longer voice non-white characters,” said the creators of the animated series, the words of which the publication cites.
Earlier, the animated series The Simpsons were already accused of racism because of the secondary character Apu Nahasapimapetilona, which many viewers consider an untruthful and abusive image of American Indians. One of its distinguishing features is its pronounced Indian accent. The public outcry around the character became known as the “Apu Problem”. In 2017, comedian Hari Kondabolu dedicated a documentary to the “Apu Problem,” in which he pointed out the negative stereotypes faced by American Indians.
Since the end of May, protests and riots have been taking place in many large American cities after the death of African-American George Floyd during police detention. One of the policemen, who knelt over Floyd’s neck for several minutes, was charged with murder, the other three of complicity in the murder.