The Simpsons have been addressed a major controversy that has surrounded the show for years. In the midst of the current conversation about Black Lives Matter following the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police, the entertainment industry has been addressing issues such as blackface and casting white actors as blackface and casting white actors as characters of color.
The Simpson which is broadcast by Fox Network and made its series debut in 1989, has faced years of criticism for reinforcing racist stereotypes. The show’s announcement comes amid a wider consideration of systemic racism in media and entertainment, following countrywide demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd and other Black Americans at the hands of police.
Every season of the show is available to stream on Disney+, although episode from the show’s earlier years was originally released in a remastered format that cropped that aspect ratio into widescreen, which will be removed a lot of visual gags from the frame. Thankfully, last month saw the restoration of the original aspect ratio, meaning you can watch the series in the way it was meant to be seen.
Slate, who voices Missy on Netflix’s show Big Mouth also stepped down, writing in a statement that show was engaging in an act of ensuring of Black people by playing the role, according to the New York Times. Azaria steeped down dorm the voicing Apu earlier this year after the documentary The Problem with Apu was released. Comedian Haru Kondabolu argued the character was problematic because he will be helped the stereotype of South Asians.