"Family Guy" Star Mike Henry Will No Longer Voice Cleveland Brown Character

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"It's been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years", said Henry in a tweet on Friday night.

He announced via Twitter on Sunday that he is "publicly starting a campaign", already drawing more than 25,000 likes and 5,000 more retweets.

Hot New Hip Hop reported today that Mike Henry, who voiced the role of Cleveland Brown on Family Guy, finally stepped down from the position following more than two decades.

Henry had also voiced the Latin maid named Consuela on the series. As it was previously reported, many other white actors and actresses revealed they were stepping down from their roles due to their race. It later led to a spin-off show called, The Cleveland Show, which ran from 2009 until 2013. Slate played the mixed-raced Missy on Netflix's "Big Mouth" and Bell was voiced as Molly on Apple TV Plus's "Central Park". In an explanation posted to Instagram, Slate wrote, "Black characters on an animated show should be played by Black people".

Slate said she initially reasoned that she could play her character, because Molly's mother is Jewish and white, just like her mom.

"I acknowledge how my original reasoning was flawed", Slate said.

"Ending my portrayal of "Missy" is one step in a lifelong process of uncovering the racism in my actions".

"I can't change the past, but I can take accountability for my choices". But now, she understands that her initial thoughts were wrong. Black voices must be heard. "We missed a great opportunity to represent the Vietnamese-American community accurately and respectfully, and for that I am truly sorry", she wrote.



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