'The Simpsons' announced earlier this year that non-white characters would no longer be voiced by white actors.
Harry Shearer, the voice of Mr Burns on The Simpsons, has said that actors should be able to play 'someone who they are not', and not necessarily characters of their own ethnicity.
The actor didn't realise the character had come to be regarded as racist and went on to educate himself.
Hank Azaria, the actor who voices Apu on The Simpsons, has said that he'd step aside from the role if that was what is required.
Hank Arazia, the actor who voices Apu in The Simpsons has admitted that accusations that the character is racist have been 'really upsetting'.
Who better to offer their sage words of wisdom on graduation day that Comic Book Guy, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum and the Sea Captain? The lucky outgoing students at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, were lucky enough to get just that. Former alumnus Hank Azaria, who voices many of the best-known characters on ‘The Simpsons’, brought in some of them to see out the class of 2016 with his commencement address.