In the wake of the Black Lives Matter moment against widespread racism around the world, makers of The Simpsons have decided to replace White voicing artists for Black characters in the show with Black voicing artists.

Along with various animated series like Big MouthCentral Park and Family Guy, The Simpsons too, have joined the narrative that Black characters of the series deserve to be voiced by Black voice artists and actors.

Running for more than 30 years across 100 countries, the show is the longest-running scripted animated sitcom on US television.

Producers of animated TV comedy The Simpsons have announced that they are also ending the use of white actors to voice characters of colour. “Moving forward, The Simpsons will no longer have white actors voice non-white characters,” they said in a brief statement.

The decision comes after actor Hank Azaria decided to stop playing the character of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon in The Simpson. Voice actor Mike Henry of Family Guy also announced he would step down from the role of Cleveland Brown. 

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