There will be no repetition of Hank Azaria in Apu’s words in Simpsons.
The producers behind the show issued a statement on Friday stating that from now on its color characters will only be voiced by colorful actors.
The statement said, “Going forward, Simpson’s white actors will no longer receive non-white characters,” the statement said.
Less than an hour after Mike Henry was announced, news came that he would no longer be cast as fellow Fox animated comedy Family Guy Cleveland Brown.
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Simpsons has been the subject of intense criticism over the past few years, most notably for playing the role of Apu in the Indian character of Azaria, and this statement presents the producers with considerable changes from the historical position on the subject.
Azaria announced that she was stepping down from revealing the character in January. Comedian Hari Kondabalu has been urged to do so after following the 2017 documentary The Problem with Apu.
The doct explored how people of South Asian descent felt about growing up with Apu as the only representative of American television.
Simpsons Kevin Michael Richardson, a former recurring cast member, joined the full-time cast a few seasons ago. Richardson currently voices many of the show’s African American characters.
The space of the animated series currently has a history of history for white actors to play non-white characters.
Just last week, Jenny Slate announced that she would no longer be playing the “bi-racist” character Missy on the popular Netflix show Big Mouth, and Kristen Bell has announced that she will step down from her role in the “bi-bi-character.” The Apple animated series Central Park’s colorful “character.
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