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Casting Diversity Headline News

Matt Groening Addresses ‘The Simpsons’ Re-Casting Moves

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 7:53am

In a new BBC interview, the iconic show’s creator shares his support for the decision to replace Harry Shearer in the role of Dr. Hibbert, agreeing that change is needed, not just with actors, but the entire industry.

Voice Acting Headline News

Kevin Michael Richardson Replaces Harry Shearer as Dr. Hibbert on ‘The Simpsons’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 22, 2021 at 3:19pm

Following last June’s announcement that white actors would no longer voice Black characters on the show, producers reveal that starting with next week’s episode, Richardson will take over the role Shearer has voiced for over 30 years.

Cultural Appropriation Headline News

Did ‘South Park’ Troll or Tip a Sly Nod of Support to ‘The Simpsons’?

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 5:50pm

New episode, ‘The Problem with a Poo,’ ends with a #cancelthesimpsons hashtag as Mr. Hankey is banished from town for insensitive tweets, landing him in Springfield alongside the controversial Apu Nahasapeemapetilon.

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