Mike Henry Announced that he will no longer voice the black character of Cleveland in the animated movie, Family guy.
Mike Henry who has been playing Cleveland since 1999, has Announced plan to step down from the role.
Mike Henry tweeted on his twitter page saying “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years. I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. Therefore, I will be stepping down from the role.”
His decision came after voice actors Jenny Slate and Kristen Bell — who are white — pulled out of their roles to recast their biracial characters with someone of color. Slate played the mixed-raced Missy on Netflix’s “Big Mouth” and Bell was voiced as Molly on Apple TV Plus’s “Central Park.”
And also due to the recent protest that has been ongoing in the United States due to racial segregation following the death of a Black man.