Until recently, Shearer played the Black character Dr. Julius Hibbert.
“Moving forward, The Simpsons will no longer have White actors voice non-White characters.”
The character has largely been written off the show following Hari Kondabolu’s The Problem With Apu.
The TV show’s creator made the announcement at this past weekend’s Disney’s D23 Expo.
Producer Adi Shankar has confirmed the news through multiple sources.
Comedian Hari Kondabolu sees the show’s response to his documentary as a “jab” at progress.