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‘The Simpsons’ Replaces Harry Shearer With Black Actor To Voice Dr. Hibbert

‘The Simpsons’ Replaces Harry Shearer With Black Actor To Voice Dr. Hibbert

2/23/2021 12:15:00 AM

The Simpsons ’ Replaces Harry Shearer With Black Actor To Voice Dr. Hibbert

Last June, The Simpsons announced that white actors would no longer be voicing Black characters on the show, and now Harry Shearer has been replaced by veteran voice actor Kevin Michael Richardson …

announced that white actors would no longer be voicing Black characters on the show, and now Harry Shearer has been replaced by veteran voice actor Kevin Michael Richardson in the role of Dr. Julius Hibbert, Deadline has confirmed.Shearer had been the voice of Dr. Hibbert since the character’s debut more than 30 years ago. Shearer will continue to voice his other characters Including Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner and Mr. Burns.

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Fox confirmed to Deadline that last night’s “Diary Queen” episode featuring Shearer as the voice of Dr. Hibbert was his last, and Richardson will take over the character’s voice beginning Sunday, February 28.The Simpsons‘ new policy followed Family Guy veteran Mike Henry announcement last year that he would no longer voice the black Cleveland Brown character on Fox’s long-running animated hit. Hank Azaria also said last January that he would step back from voicing the Indian American convenience-store proprietor Apu after being heavily criticized for doing so.

Richardson received a 2019 Primetime Emmy nomination for voicing the character Rosie on Netflix’sF Is For Family.Family Guy, American Dad!, Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Read more: Deadline Hollywood »

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Will Disney now be replacing James Earl Jones with a 'White' actor for all Darth Vader roles in future Star Wars spin offs? How flipping ridiculous!!! Racism is over. Thank god. ClevelandJr is Trigon, Mammoth, See-More in Teen Titans Go... He has my vote! Lol I’m glad with this decision, but this was not a stereotypical character. There is literally not a stereotype that black people are doctors.

Who is that guy, Black Actor? « Black actor », it says a lot Is he a doctor too? Better be. Why should anyone pretend to be something when you can hire the actual thing? How about replacing all the actors with no-one at all? The black actor doesn’t have a name? Lmao oh man I noticed the new Carl this season, what took so long to replace Hibbert?

LOL you’re going to get in such trouble for saying “black actor” and not his name