The Simpsons' Harry Shearer Has Strong Thoughts About White Actors Not Voicing Characters Of Color

The Simpsons' Harry Shearer Has Strong Thoughts About White Actors Not Voicing Characters Of Color

Now, in very specific respects, what Harry Shearer is saying has merit. He doesn't need to be a billionaire in order to voice Mr. Burns, and he doesn't need to be a God-fearing man of faith in order to voice Flanders or Reverend Lovejoy, and Nancy Cartwright doesn't need to be a ten-year-old boy in order to voice Bart. If voice actors were only meant to take roles that spoke to their lives and personal experiences, we'd never have gotten the likes of Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny, among many other classic roles.