The Simpsons will no longer have white actors voice non-White characters

The Simpsons will no longer have white actors voice non-White characters

The Simpsons have announced that it will no longer have White actors voice non-White characters.

The show, broadcast on Fox Network, has faced years of criticism over white actor Hank Azaria’s voiceover of Indian-American character Apu.

Friday’s announcement comes in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, which were sparked by the death of African-American George Floyd in US police custody on 25 May.

“Moving forward, The Simpsons will no longer have white actors voice non-white characters,” the producers said in a short statement.