The Simpsons Actor Harry Shearer Responds To Show's Decision To Stop Having White People Voice Non-White Characters
The producers of the long-running animated show The Simpsons recently announced they will stop using white actors to play non-white characters. One of the show’s voice actors, Harry Shearer, has now commented on the choice, saying he is not exactly in agreement.
Shearer, who is white, voices the Black doctor Julius Hibbert on The Simpsons (among many other characters). “I have a very simple belief about acting,” Shearer told Times Radio (via Deadline). “The job of the actor is to play someone who they’re not.”
Shearer, 76, didn’t flatly say that The Simpsons producers’ made a mistake in their decision about race and casting, but he said it comes with the territory of an actor to play a variety of characters.
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