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A Step in the Right Direction Headline News

Hank Azaria Apologizes for Portrayal of Apu on ‘The Simpsons’

The actor is reaching out to make amends for his inherently racist and insulting voice work as the show’s Kwik-E-Mart owner, which for three decades he portrayed with an outrageously exaggerated Indian accent.

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.

BLM Headline News

‘The Simpsons’ to Recast Characters of Color; Mike Henry to Stop Voicing Cleveland Brown on ‘Family Guy’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 29, 2020 at 2:14pm

Moves come on the heels of ‘Big Mouth’ and ‘Central Park’ creators’ decision to recast biracial characters with Black or biracial actors. 

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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