A voice actor who played a minority character in “Family Guy” said he’s leaving the role after 20 years while “The Simpsons” producers said no white actors would be allowed to voice nonwhite characters.
“Moving forward, ‘The Simpsons’ will no longer have white actors voice nonwhite characters,” producers said in a statement Friday.
The statement didn’t include any other information.
Mike Henry, who voiced Cleveland Brown, a black character, in “Family Guy,” said earlier Friday he wouldn’t do so any longer.
“It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on ‘Family Guy’ for 20 years. I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. Therefore, I will be stepping down from the role,” he said in a social media statement.