White Actor Who Voiced Black 'Family Guy' Character Steps Down

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Family Guy's Mike Henry, a white voice actor who plays the Black character Cleveland Brown, has announced that he will be stepping down after 20 years in the role. "I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. Therefore, I will be stepping down from the role".

The announcement comes shortly after "The Simpsons", a FOX show like "Family Guy", declared it would no longer have White actors voice non-White characters. As it was previously reported, many other white actors and actresses revealed they were stepping down from their roles due to their race.

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Cleveland now joins a growing list of high-profile animated characters that have been recast this week. He's been voicing the character since 1999, including when the character got his own spin-off series. That decision came months after Hank Azaria said he would no longer voice the popular "Simpsons" character Apu, which had been criticized as a racist, stereotypical and demeaning portrayal of South Asian people. On Wednesday, Kristen Bell and Jenny Slate separately announced that they would no longer be voicing biracial cartoon characters, acknowledging white privilege had allowed them to take such roles.

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. But since Family Guy isn't going anywhere anytime soon, the role will be a good opportunity for whoever gets the part.

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