Actor Hank Azaria, who voiced the gay character, Julio, in The Simpsons, was replaced by the gay actor Tony Rodriguez, The Independent reports.
Rodriguez, like his future hero, is LGBT and Cuban. The artist began working on the show in March and admitted on social networks that his dream of participating in this project has finally come true.
At the same time, Azaria will continue to work as a voice actor in The Simpsons since Julio speaks in his voice and more than 160 other characters. Among them are Karl Carlson, Mo Sislak, Clancy Wiggum, Professor Frink, and Nick Riviera.
In June 2020, the creators of The Simpsons announced that they would ban white actors from voicing non-white characters. The decision follows the announcement of actor Mike Henry that he will no longer voice the black character of Cleveland in the animated series Family Guy. The reason for the decision was that the actor himself is white and the character is black.