From Apu to Aladdin, why white voices will no longer do

Paris (AFP) – White actor Harry Shearer is stepping back from voicing the black Dr. Hibbert on “The Simpsons” after more than 30 years. While some fans are mourning his departure — the latest white actor to think better of playing non-white parts — others are shocked and surprised that Springfield’s favourite medical professional was as white as his lab coat. We look at how Hollywood is realising that black voices matter: ‘The Simpsons’Dr. Hibbert is only one of several characters of colour on “The Simpsons” to have been voiced for decades by white actors including his wife Bernice, Homer’s …

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