Friday, 03 July, 2020


Family Guy's Mike Henry retires as voice of Cleveland Brown

Mike Henry Family Guy: Cleveland Voice Changing — Mike Henry Leaving, Black Actor
Hannah Rogers | 29 June, 2020, 19:40

Both announcements come as more and more scrutiny is being directed toward animated projects that feature white actors voicing characters of color. The Simpsons have done the same thing, including Hank Azaria, who voiced Apu for years.

A white voice actor has stepped down from playing the role of a black character on Family Guy, amid racism concerns.

UPDATE: Fox on Friday released a statement announcing that The Simpsons "will no longer have white actors voice non-white characters". Tress MacNeille has also voiced Dr. Hibbert's wife Bernice and Apu's wife Manjula, along with the Asian character Cookie Kwan.

Henry has been a mainstay of the series since its debut in 1999, serving as a writer and co-producer as well as voicing several other recurring characters like Herbert and Consuela.

"It's been an honor to play Cleveland on "Family Guy" for 20 years", he wrote on Twitter.

It's unclear when exactly Family Guy's Cleveland overhaul will take effect or how far along the recasting process is.

The voice of Cleveland Brown is a unique one, and he's a character who appears much more frequently than any of the supporting characters of color on The Simpsons. "It was frankly an easy decision to make". The announcement of the voice actor stepping down from his role as Cleveland Brown arrives on the heels of a similar announcement involving Kristen Bell's role as the voice of Molly, a black character on the animated show Central Park. It's unclear whether Family Guy will do the same to their white actors losing roles.

Recommended

loading...
...

Pharmaceutical Company's $2,340 Price For Coronavirus Drug Draws Criticism Pharmaceutical Company's $2,340 Price For Coronavirus Drug Draws Criticism HHS has secured more than 500,000 treatment courses of the drug for USA hospitals through September, the agency said on Monday. The investigational antiviral therapy has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA to treat COVID-19.

Supreme Court ruling deals surprising blow to abortion foes Supreme Court ruling deals surprising blow to abortion foes The clinics filed an emergency appeal at the Supreme Court, asking that the law be blocked while the justices evaluated the case. However, he said: "The legal doctrine of stare decisis requires us, absent special circumstances, to treat like cases alike".

CanSino's COVID-19 vaccine candidate approved for military use in China CanSino's COVID-19 vaccine candidate approved for military use in China Now, China's Central Military Commission has approved the use of the drug by the military on June 25th for one year. It was not clear how widely the potential vaccine will be used within China's enormous military establishment.

Liverpool condemns irresponsible behaviour of fans Liverpool condemns irresponsible behaviour of fans In a statement, various authorities in the city condemned the celebrations, terming them as "wholly unacceptable" behavior. The Liverpool Echo carried a video that appeared to show glass bottles being thrown at police .

Florida, Arizona, Nevada set records for new coronavirus cases Florida, Arizona, Nevada set records for new coronavirus cases Test results for more than 72,100 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight, on Saturday, June 27. Record-breaking numbers of new coronavirus cases have led some states to reverse their plans to reopen.

Arrest warrant issued for Trump: Iran's Judiciary official Arrest warrant issued for Trump: Iran's Judiciary official The Iranian government on Monday issued a warrant of arrest for the United States, US, President, Donald Trump. Interpol has no requirement for making any of the notices public, though some do get published on its website.

MS to Change State Flag After Legislature Passes Bill MS  to Change State Flag After Legislature Passes Bill An increasing number of cities and all Mississippi's public universities have taken down the state flag in recent years. Georgia put the battle emblem prominently on its state flag in 1956, during a backlash to the civil rights movement.

Piers Morgan confronts Donald Trump on 'white power' tweet Piers Morgan confronts Donald Trump on 'white power' tweet But make no mistake: "it's a battle we will win", the former vice president tweeted. Trump deleted the tweet more than three hours after posting it.

Hong Kongers march in silent protest against national security laws Hong Kongers march in silent protest against national security laws He said Hong Kong elections due in September would show China's intentions. "Hong Kong has flourished as a bastion of liberty", the spokesman said.

Two rockets fired from Gaza Strip towards Israel: Army Two rockets fired from Gaza Strip towards Israel: Army The proposals foresee the ultimate creation of a Palestinian state on the remaining West Bank territory and the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Authority, a separate administration based in the West Bank, cut its cooperation with Israel last month.

Why Windows 10 Version 2004 Comes Without Update Deferral Options Why Windows 10 Version 2004 Comes Without Update Deferral Options As Ghacks points out, this is the same pause limit that has been available to users of Windows 10 Home since it was released . Right-click on Windows Update and select 'New' 'DWORD (32-bit) Value'.

The Google Phone App Now Shows Why Businesses Are Calling The Google Phone App Now Shows Why Businesses Are Calling Verified Calls will save this information in its servers and it will be forwarded to the Google Phone app on the user's phone. But Google is adding a feature to the Phone app that will tell you why a business is calling.

Clippers-Lakers on tap for July 30 in NBA's restart to season Clippers-Lakers on tap for July 30 in NBA's restart to season The NBA has released its official Season Restart: Seeding Games Schedule for the resumed 2019-20 season at Walt Disney World . The NBA playoffs will begin 17 August, and the NBA Finals are set to begin 30 September with a possible Game 7 on 13 October.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 release date leaks Samsung Galaxy Note 20 release date leaks It states that the foldable phone will come with two batteries, a 2,500mAh and a 704mAh battery for a total capacity of 3,204mAh. After all, previous leaks have detailed pretty much every aspect of the tablet and its bigger brother, the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus .

Coca-Cola calls off social media advertising to boycott racial discrimination Coca-Cola calls off social media advertising to boycott racial discrimination This is in an effort on Facebook's part to prohibit divisive and inflammatory language that has been used to sow discord. Content that may lead to violence or suppresses voting, even it is by politicians, will be removed by Facebook.