Amid the Black Lives Matter protests, Mike Henry, a white actor who voiced Cleveland Brown has decided to quit his role after voicing his valid reasons for doing so. And they're pretty important if you ask me...
Read on to see his official announcement post.
We're witnessing history.
via: Getty ImagesEver since the death of George Floyd last month, thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest.
And they are all marching for one thing:
via: GettyFor the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
Everyone is talking about it.
I love seeing my instagram timeline. #BlackOutTuesday https://t.co/M5fv9Rm5RT— Coral (@Coral)1591104295.0
And, of course, an array of celebrities jumped on board to show their support.Ice Cube, have been speaking out against racism and injustice in, not only this country but the rest of the world.
These famous figures have been using their platform to highlight the ongoing issues Black men and women face every day...
It is important to use your platform...
We can't forget about Kim Kardashian, can we?
But the latest display of solidarity involves more than just a few Instagram posts.
It all started when Jenny Slate made a shocking announcement.
She took to Instagram to make her decision clear.
Whitewashing in the entertainment industry is real.term can be can be defined like this: “To alter (something) in a way that favors, features, or caters to white people, such as: "To portray (the past) in a way that increases the prominence, relevance, or impact of white people and minimizes or misrepresents that of nonwhite people."
Do you remember this?
Of course, there were!
But the already limited Black roles on TV should be played by Black people.
It is no surprise that people were feeling uncomfortable with their roles.
The actress had some wise words for us all...
And the latest actor to do his bit for the movement is Mike Henry.
Upon seeing the post, comments flooded in.
@leemhutchinson @mikehenrybro there's no offense in acting like a murderer, a ghost, a person from outside a certai… https://t.co/5WgFMbXx6P— 🕳 (@🕳)1593212516.0
This user commented this:
@mikehenrybro This has literally been on my mind for the last week. I commend you for doing the right thing, Clevel… https://t.co/T3VblHdQHt— Thomas Carter Rochester (@Thomas Carter Rochester)1593209380.0
Here's the full post:
It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years. I love this character, but persons of color shoul… https://t.co/NJaxuUwUCO— Mike Henry (@Mike Henry)1593207693.0