Simpsons to recast non-white characters
Family Guy, Big Mouth and Central Park also recently announced changes.
Producers for The Simpsons announced the change to their casting process.
In a brief confirmation producers told E! News in a statement, “Moving forward, The Simpsons will no longer have white actors voice non-white characters.”
Earlier this year, The Simpsons actor Hank Azaria, who is white, said he would no longer voice Apu following years of criticism surrounding the show’s portrayal of the Kwik-E mart.
Meanwhile Family Guy writer and producer Mike Henry said he was parting way with his character.
He tweeted, “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years. I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. Therefore, I will be stepping down from the role.”
Jenny Slate and Kristen Bell have stepped down from their roles as biracial characters on Netflix animations Big Mouth and Central Park, respectively.