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Jenny Slate will no longer voice “Missy” on Big Mouth; black actress will replace her

More wokeness! More, more!

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by Anonymousreply 3106/30/2020

The next to be canceled will be the men who voice Linda and Tina Belcher from Bob‘s Burgers.

by Anonymousreply 106/24/2020

But Linda and Tina can just come out as FTMs. Missy can't become transracial.

by Anonymousreply 206/24/2020

If Missy is biracial then why is it better for her to be voiced by a black woman? She's half white and half black.

by Anonymousreply 306/24/2020

[quote] If Missy is biracial then why is it better for her to be voiced by a black woman? She's half white and half black.

Because Hollywood offers few opportunities to nonwhites.

by Anonymousreply 406/24/2020

I can't say I'm sorry to see/hear less of Jenny Slate, frankly.

by Anonymousreply 506/24/2020

So no one is missing a slate.

by Anonymousreply 606/24/2020

What R5 said, but still, I think black people may need to speak up in HOW diversity is represented. Don't overplay your hand because it looks like you're "forcing" the change rather than making a cooperative effort for change.

Just firing people from friggin cartoon characters is not the way to enact change and you're planting new seeds of resentment to counter the long-standing discrimination.

by Anonymousreply 706/24/2020

Or let's hire black people for more than only explicitly black roles. Race isn't essential to many characters. Hire black and trans people to be whatever character. This way about it is commendable but not going to do as much to up representation. It's like black writers asked to write about only blackness.

by Anonymousreply 806/24/2020

R2 Oh yeah? Says whom?

by Anonymousreply 906/24/2020

More, more! Again, again!

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by Anonymousreply 1006/24/2020

There goes my dream of being the voice of Fat Albert.

by Anonymousreply 1106/24/2020

Family Guy, you in danger gurl

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by Anonymousreply 1206/24/2020

Is Family Guy still on?

by Anonymousreply 1306/24/2020

Live action I can obviously understand, but animation? Seriously?

by Anonymousreply 1406/25/2020

I agree it's fucking stupid and as others were pointing out on Twitter, there have been black VO actors who have played white cartoon characters.

It is getting stupid. Pull back a bit. This destroys whatever credibility you have and any message you think you're sending about diversity.

by Anonymousreply 1506/25/2020

It would be better for casting to hire only atypical actors for roles. Fuck the character's description in the script; tall, blue eyed man in his 30s? Cast an old Korean woman and watch what that actress can do with the script.

I'm fascinated by what Louie CK did casting a black women as his wife and the kids are still blonde. No explanation. More of that. Yeah he's awful but that was a good idea. We will get used to seeing diversty. Don't give us what we expect; expect us to shake our rigidity.

by Anonymousreply 1606/25/2020

Louis CK may have done that to fuck with audience expectations but it also allowed him to check a box. Were there other black /non-white performers on LOUIS?

I also made it through exactly one episode of HORACE AND PETE, which featured use of the N-word. Nice! The series is from 2016 and might be enough to "cancel" Louis CK.... provided anyone ever watched HORACE AND PETE.

by Anonymousreply 1706/25/2020

Jenny Slate is truly an ugly bitch with an annoying voice. Her success in Hollywood is one of life's great mysteries.

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by Anonymousreply 1806/25/2020

I like her and I think she’s cute.

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by Anonymousreply 2006/26/2020

I'm saying it again: I guarantee you most of these dumb decisions are being made by white, ivory tower execs who *think* they know what black people and other non-white people want. Band-aid on an open wound.

Why would you take away already established, innocuous characters and make drastic changed rather than just go forward from here and be more aware when creating future projects?

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by Anonymousreply 2306/26/2020

Why aren’t the yellow characters on the Simpsons being recast? Seems like a double standard.

by Anonymousreply 2406/26/2020

I saw that, R23, and started laughing at the responses, esp. when someone said that "Herbert the pedo" must be voiced by an actual pedo and someone responded "Shouldn't be hard to find one in Hollywood."

by Anonymousreply 2506/26/2020

"The Simpsons" producers have known that this was an issue for some viewers for a long, long time.

It's ridiculous that Hank Azaria only gave up voicing Apu 6 months ago, particularly on a show that wears its liberal pieties on its sleeve.

by Anonymousreply 2606/26/2020

Fuck cancel culture

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by Anonymousreply 2706/26/2020

R17, does it matter why? A person got the job and she's black. She's employed as an actor and that's good for her. I don't care about motive, especially because we will never know what the motive was.

by Anonymousreply 2806/30/2020

Let's consult Ava "It's NOT MY JOB to Teach You!" DuVernay, the expert and single voice for all Black Hollywood!

She'll tell us!

by Anonymousreply 2906/30/2020

I'm so tired of this hatchet faced bitch. I can't believe Chris Evans dated her. Pity fuck of the century.

by Anonymousreply 3006/30/2020

OMG - was R27 the inspiration for Stewie??

He looks just like him!

by Anonymousreply 3106/30/2020
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