Mike Henry will now not be voicing beloved Family Guy character, Cleveland Brown. Henry has introduced he is stepped down from the function in an effort to let an actor of colour play his black character.
“It has been an honor to play Cleveland on Household Man for 20 years,” Henry tweeted. “I like this character, however individuals of colour ought to play characters of colour. Due to this fact, I shall be stepping down from the function.”
Henry has been a part of the Household Man forged for the reason that collection first debut in 1999, and he additionally voiced Cleveland and Rallo Tubbs, Clevland’s black step-son, on the spin-off collection The Cleveland Show. At the moment, Henry additionally voices a personality named Consuela, who’s a Latina maid on Household Man. There isn’t any phrase but whether or not he’ll proceed to play her or not.
Mike Henry joins a handful of different white actors who voice characters of colour in animated collection to introduced in latest days that they are going to be exiting their roles. Jenny Slate introduced earlier this week that she would no longer play the role of Missy, a black character on Netflix’s Big Mouth, and Kristen Bell introduced her departure from the function of Molly, a mixed-race character on Apple TV+’s animated collection Central Park. The artistic workforce behind The Simpsons already launched a press release on Friday that they’ll now not make use of white actors to voice non-white characters.