The animation industry is going through a small account because finally, finally, really, he finally seems to realize that his colored characters could be expressed by colored actors as easily as white people.
According to Weekly entertainment, The simpsons is the latest animated show to make a change. Earlier this year, Hank Azaria finally stepped away from his role as Indian character Apu after a lot of criticism, and now the show will redesign its entire black cast as well, including Carl Carlson, Lou and Dr. Hibbert.
In a statement, the producers of the show did little to elaborate on anything, simply saying, ” The simpsons will no longer have white actors to express non-white characters. ” It’s enough.
Family guy is also redesigning, actor Mike Henry leaving the role of Cleveland Brown. “I love this character, but people of color should play characters of color,” he wrote. on Twitter. “Therefore, I will leave my post. “
Which, again, is great. It’s wonderful to see white people learning from mistakes and trying to do better in the future, even if only on some cartoons. Although the speed at which all of these roles were redesigned had the rough vibe of people doing something they knew was questionable until they realized they could no longer ignore the critics. After all, it’s not like these issues weren’t reported until two weeks ago, you know?
Now that it’s settled, then maybe these big media properties can use their weight and money to help us finance the police.
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Correction 6/27/2020 4:31 p.m. EST: Modification of the header image and clarification of the language around the mention of Apu.