‘The Simpsons’ to stop using white actors for non-white characters

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(CNN) – A big change for America’s longest-running prime-time television series. “The Simpsons” will no longer use white actors to voice characters of color.

The move by “The Simpsons” represents a major shift for the show.

For 30 years, it has used white actors to play a number of non-white characters including Harry Shearer as Doctor Julius Hibbery and Hank Azaria as Apu Nahasapeemapetilon.

The show will recast the voice actors.

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