White Actors No Longer Voicing Non-White Characters On “The Simpsons”


The Simpsons on Fox will no longer allow white actors to voice non-white roles — a decision that is likely to impact a range of beloved supporting characters on the long-running animated series including Dr. Julius Hibbert, Carl Carlson, Judge Roy Snyder, and the Bumblebee Man.

“Moving forward, The Simpsons will no longer have white actors voice non-white characters,” Fox said in a statement on Friday. The move follows a decision by Fox’s Family Guy to recast the role of Cleveland Brown, a black character who was voiced by actor Mike Henry, who is white. More

43 Comments on White Actors No Longer Voicing Non-White Characters On “The Simpsons”

  1. The Simpsons are long past its sell by date.

    It still amazes me how people were upset with how the show that brought us Homer Simpson portrayed Apu.

  2. Now there won’t be any non-white characters because the non-white actors doing those non-white characters are going to be offended by those non-white characters.

  3. Whenever I think we’ve reached rock-bottom lunacy, I’m always surprised that there’s so much more.

  4. I wonder if this same rule should be applied equally to all entertainment, like Hamilton for instance.

    We need to petition Disney and have them immediately halt streaming this racist production.

  5. Will they now withdraw previous episodes where white actors have voiced black characters? Should black actors not be allowed to voice white characters? Should blacks not be allowed to portray Alexander Hamilton or James Bond? Should we allow whites to do hip hop music or blacks to sing country?

    If the Simpsons voice-over actors were voicing black characters who were crude and offensive stereotypes, this would be understandable. But in that case, why is no one outraged by the crudely offensive stereotype of Cletus, the white slackjawed yokel whose wife is his sister?

    And for that matter, isn’t Homer Simpson himself a crude and offensive stereotype of working class whites?

  6. And no girls voicing for boys on TV and vice versa!! That’s just not right! And those boy choirs around the world with their superior soprano voices! That’s just not fair to girls! They should be banned, too! Wait. I don’t care about those girls. And those women soccer players that look like guys. Come on, ladies. We know you hate men, but stop trying to look like us, okay? And quit kneeling. Kneeling is for nuns.

    Now, you long haired, NFL football players with your curly locks and manboobs… aw, crap, don’t get me started…

    The Simpsons are still on TV?

  7. Ask yourself; Just WHO is creating and perpetuating the great divide??

    Personally, I’d be happy if they go their way and we go our way, then they can completely fend for themselves.

  8. It is the continuous and everlasting shit like this that has lead to me considering the pathetic, miserable lives that followers of the progressive movement lead, with their therapists, their depression and everything that goes along with having adopted envy as a virtue that after having long ago given up having one bit of sympathy for them, I no longer am even able to have any pity for them.

    It has become such that although I can recognize they are suffering, I could not care less about their plight.

  9. Gee, I wonder if those now unemployed voice actors are still supporters of BLM, Dems and the rest of the left rabble.

  10. What about June Forey the voice of Rocky the flying squirrel and lots of Warner Brothers cartoon characters. And will Donald Duck have to be voiced by a real duck or Porky Pig by a real pig, Bugs Bunny by a wabbit etc. etc. The left has taken absurdity to such a level as to be totally absolutely screaming yellow bonkers even more absurd as to be meaningless. Everything to the left is existential and and John Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali etc. have made everything even more surreal and totally irrelevant. It’s like they’re constantly smoking dope or on one hell of an acid trip all the time. Nothing they do or say makes any sense and I can’t take any of their malarkey anymore which is the biggest reason that I hate anything from Disney nowadays or hollyweird in general. They can all shove it as far as I am concerned, I’m not and will not let my world view be shaped by their misguided and evil siren call of absurdity any longer. If that makes me an old fart, a grouch and a curmudgeon so be it, I’m mad as hell and I won’t take more of their shit any longer.

  11. …so, that means White people can’t participate in BLM rallies, since they are clearly doing a stereotyped interpretation of Black people there, too…

  12. Does this mean none of the major characters will have a voice anymore, since they are all yellow and cannot be voiced by white people?

  13. Hit em where it hurts. Tell them no gays can voice or act as straight characters.

    Something tells me that this rule only applies to white people.

    It’s going to be interesting to see if they only hire the mentally retarded for all of the Forrest Gumps, Rain Man, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, I Am Sam, etc. going forward. Sean Penn may still qualify.

  14. Cliche Guevara JUNE 29, 2020 AT 7:13 AM

    “…It’s going to be interesting to see if they only hire the mentally retarded for all of the Forrest Gumps, Rain Man, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, I Am Sam, etc. going forward. Sean Penn may still qualify.”

    ..if you look at the crap Tom Hanks has been saying since the election, I’d say that Forrest Gump wasn’t a character, it was just him being him…


  15. …so where do we find a Kryptonian to voice the next ‘Superman’? Or a Thermoscarian for the next ‘Wonder Woman’?

    …and don’t even get me started on the ‘Fishface’ stereotyping Jason Momoa does to insult mixed-race Atlanteans every time he humanwashes his character of ‘Aquaman’…

  16. …so when do talking elephant casting calls start for a voice actor for an accuraty revisionist retelling of ‘Horton Hears a Who”?

  17. People should look like people not cartoon characters
    Obviously to show a person as lines and paint is demeaning to all

  18. Haven’t watched it in years, but when there’s an episode where chief Wiggum carelessly and fatally shoots Apu, goes to prison, and becomes Sideshow Bob’s bitch, be sure and let me know.
    That could be pretty funny…

  19. scr_north

    “Gee, I wonder if those now unemployed voice actors are still supporters of BLM, Dems and the rest of the left rabble.”

    Of course they are. They are out their showing their wokeness and apologies- Kristen Bell – and I’m sure they will be giving the money they made insensitively voicing people of color To the cause. 🤣🤣🤣

  20. It’s a fukkin cartoon!
    Cartoons don’t have race, sex, ethnicity, religious affiliation, political views, or anything else! They’re fukkin made up!

    Like beating up statues! What a bunch of fukkin retards! Statues don’t GAF if they’re statues or foot-rails in barrooms!

    This is what happens when we raise imbecility to a celebratory status! We elect imbeciles. We watch imbeciles on the TV. We go to movies starring imbeciles. We slaver over sports played by imbeciles. We allow imbeciles to teach our children. Academia produces imbeciles. The print Media is overwhelmed with imbeciles. Our magazines are steeped in imbecilities. Madison Ave. produces schlock for imbeciles by imbeciles.

    izlamo delenda est …

  21. WTF?????? …. everyone on the Simpsons is yellow fercrissake!

    …. only jaundiced people can do voice-overs

  22. Waiting to hear what writers of ‘South Park’ are going to say/do – for liberals, they tend to fly in the face of convention.

  23. I’ll never forget when Lassie a male dog had puppies. I still wonder how they pulled that one off. Lassie is the reason that I love collies like my male collie Buddy when my kids were little. My next dog will be another male collie named Kirby.

  24. @Fed-Up; Hi, I wasn’t talking about the those that already have a nice sack of cash to sit out the war on but rather those that may have had a couple of small gigs here and there and when one was lost (for example Simpsons) it cuts a big chunk out of their income and may just move them below the minimum to get Health Care Insurance through the SAG. Besides, if it’s happening on Family Guy as well you can bet American Dad and the rest of TV’s animation will soon follow suit. There’s going to be a lot of hurt people in Hollywood and beyond about this. Fuck em!

  25. The only black character I recall on American Dad was a notoriously thorough insurance adjuster.

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