After an extended historical past of The Simpsons that includes white actors portraying characters of colour, The Flash’s Alex Désert will painting Homer Simpsons’ long-time work colleague, Carl Carlson, within the season 32 premiere.
Whereas it is at the moment unclear if the position is a visitor look or a everlasting change to the roster – long-running voice performer Hank Azaria often portrays the Black character – it suggests The Simpsons is lastly responding to complaints raised in gentle of the 2017 documentary, The Drawback With Apu, which known as for Azaria – amongst others – to step except for voicing non-white characters.
Whereas Azaria has stepped down from portraying South Asian character Apu, he continues to supply the voices of different Black, Indigenous, and Folks of Colour (BIPOC) characters, together with Carl, police officer Lou, and Hispanic character Bumblebee Man.
“We’re more than happy to welcome Alex Désert, enjoying Carl within the Simpsons season premiere,” a consultant advised THR, however declined to remark additional.
The Simpsons season 32 is scheduled to debut on Sunday, September 27.
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