11:14 Saturday, 27 June 2020
White actors will no longer be used to voice non-white characters in The Simpsons.
The show’s been on air since 1989 – but has faced criticism for having Hank Azaria play Indian shopkeeper Apu.
Azaria is responsible for many voices on the show, including Comic Book Guy, Cletus Spuckler, Professor Frink, Dr. Nick Riviera, Snake Jailbird, the Sea Captain, Superintendent Chalmers and Disco Stu,
There’s been growing pressure on the entertainment industry to give more opportunities to performers from diverse backgrounds.
That’s most recently been highlighted by the Black Lives Matter movement.