The creators of the American animated series “The Simpsons” said that white actors will no longer voice non-white characters, according to Deadline.
Earlier on Friday, actor Mike Henry also said that he would no longer voice the black character of Cleveland in the animated series “Family Guy.”
“In the future, white actors will be no more extended voice non – white characters in The Simpsons, “the creators of the animated series said, according to the publication.
Previously, the animated series “The Simpsons” has been accused of racism because of a minor character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, which many viewers believe the false and offensive images of the American Indians. One of its distinctive features is a pronounced Indian accent. The public response around the character became known as the “Apu problem.” In 2017, comedian Harvey Kondabolu dedicated a documentary to the “Apu problem,” in which he pointed out the negative stereotypes faced by American Indians.