White actors refused to voice characters of color in The Simpsons and Family Guy
The creators of the American animated series "The Simpsons" said that white actors will no longer voice non-white characters. A statement was made by Fox, according to Deadline.
This is especially true for the character Apu. Actor Hank Azaria has already refused to continue to voice the Indian character. The animated series has been repeatedly accused of racism because of Apu, which many viewers consider an untruthful and abusive portrayal of American Indians. The public outcry around the character became known as the “Apu Problem”.
The new politics of the series followed the example of other shows. So, the American actor Mike Henry, who for many years was the voice of the character of Cleveland Brown from "Family Guy", himself refused to voice this hero. The reason for this decision was that the actor himself is white, and his cartoon character is black.
In addition, Jenny Slate from the animated series Netflix Big Mouth and Kristen Bell from Central Park on Apple TV +, said they would stop voicing mixed-race characters in these shows.
Earlier it was reported that Lego refused advertising, including on social networks, designers that reproduce police stations and fire departments. In addition, the company said it will donate $ 4 million to organizations supporting black children.
The Sydney branch of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) called chess a racist sport, since by the rules white pieces always go first and take precedence over blacks, which is an allegory of racial violence.
A state-owned broadcaster, funded by local taxpayers, plans to discuss this scandalous opening on talk shows with the participation of well-known grandmasters. According to the current rules of one of the oldest board games in the world, finally approved at the end of the 19th century, a player with white pieces makes the first move, and a player with black makes the second, then the opponents move alternately.
Australian chess player John Adams rejected ABC's offer to comment on the racist context of the game, choosing Twitter as a platform for discussion. “The producer of ABC Sydney just phoned me to comment on the rules of the game of chess. They consider the game to be racist, since whites always go first and wait for comments from chess players, ”
Adams wrote, indignant at what the taxpayers' money goes to. He was supported by 57-year-old former world champion Garry Kasparov, who advised those unhappy to choose another game. “If you are worried that the game of chess is racist - please take it - there Black goes first.
It’s better to do this than to look stupid, spending money on such “investigations,” Kasparov said. Among the comments full of sarcasm, the proposal to rename the figures of the king and queen to “His Majesty N1” and “His Majesty N2”, also endowing them with equal opportunities on the chessboard, also stands out.
It is curious that in March 2019, two well-known grandmasters - the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen and the Dutchman Anish Giri - already raised the issue of White’s first move as part of the International Day of the United Nations (UN) to eliminate racial discrimination. “The rule of the first move never concerned race or politics, but we can violate it in order to send a message to everyone who believes that color should give an advantage in chess or in life,” Carlsen emphasized then.
The issue of infringement of the rights of the black population of the planet received a new impetus after the death in the USA of an African-American detained by the African George Floyd. The resonant incident on the video caused a wave of mass protests around the world.
Only a person who knows everything in the world can say that he does not need new knowledge. For everyone else, it is equally useful to both refresh old information and receive new ones. Next, you will find informative historical photographs that will arouse interest even for those who have never been fond of history.
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Robot to disperse demonstrators, 1920s
The assistant director sometimes replaced the horse for Kakha Kavsadze on the set of the film "White Sun of the Desert", 1968
Life jacket made of bicycle tires, Germany, 1925
Radon baths in the sanatorium of Pyatigorsk, USSR, 1975
Elvis Presley fan at one of the concerts, 1957
Sylvester Stallone on the set of The Muppet Show, 1979
Soviet family, 1980s
Jane Mansfield is an American film actress who has appeared on the pages of Playboy magazine, who, along with Marilyn Monroe, was one of the sex symbols of the 1950s
Fearless female photographer. Berlin, 1910
The smallest printed book measures just 0.74 x 0.75 mm and is called Flowers of the Four Seasons.
Bronze head of King Sargon the Ancient, ruler of Sumer and Akkad. The age of the artifact is about 4300 years.
Renee O'Connor and Lucy Lawless during a break between filming Xena: Warrior Princess, 1996
Portrait of Yuri Gagarin
So the first man in space was portrayed on April 16, 1961 by Pablo Picasso, having learned about the flight from the newspapers.
Equipment for the soldier of the future according to the version of the American military in 1959
Sword 94 cm long, dating from the 14th century, found in the medieval castle of Ain, Castellón, Spain
Soviet ecological poster, 1970s
Bjork at Covent Garden, London, 1994
Nevsky prospect in the early morning, Leningrad, 1960
The prototype of the sculpture "The Motherland Calls!" Valentina Izotova. Worked as a waitress in a restaurant
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, 1996
Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray on the set of Ghostbusters, 1984
Lorraine Cole, Queen of Frankfurter Sausages, New York, 1956
At the Detsky Mir in Moscow, 1992
Will Smith on the set of Men in Black, 1997
Priests and hippies in one place, Glastonbury, 1971
Kenya’s only female white giraffe and its 7-months-old calf have been killed by poachers in Kenya, this rare animals are found nowhere else in the world.
Their alabaster colour is caused not by albinism but a condition known as leucism, which means they continue to produce dark pigment in their soft tissue, giving them dark eyes.
The bodies of the two giraffes were found “in a skeletal state after being killed by armed poachers” in Garissa in eastern Kenya, the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy said in a statement.
The dead female giraffe gave birth to two calf’s, that’s a miracle that there is one remaining white giraffe alive – a lone male, born by the same slaughtered female, the conservancy said.
Mohammed Ahmednoor, the manager of the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy in northeastern Kenya, where the giraffes lived, said that rangers had confirmed their deaths and that there were photographs of the skeletal remains.
Conservationists estimated from the state of the carcasses that the animals had been killed four months ago. The Kenya Wildlife Service said it was investigating the killings.
President Donald Trump was taken to a White House bunker for shelter Friday night when protesters around the White House began to become violent. The information was also confirmed by a White House official, as well as by a law enforcement source.
The atmosphere in the White House was tense on Friday as protesters gathered at the gate, shouted at the president and even threw stones and bottles. At one point, worried about the president's safety, Secret Service agents quickly took the White House chief to an underground bunker that was also used during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It is unclear what alerted him. agencies in charge of guarding the president. On Friday night, violent protesters managed to briefly break into the Treasury Department, whose headquarters are located near the White House.
Donald Trump sat in the bunker for less than an hour, after which he was taken upstairs. In the end, the agents decided that the president was not really in danger.
First Lady Melania Trump and their son, Barron Trump, also accompanied the president to the bunker, according to the security protocol. The Emergency Operations Center is located underground in the eastern wing of the White House.
What is certain is that the next day, Saturday, the president had on Twitter some threatening messages addressed to the protesters, some finding the language used by Donald Trump really shocking.
On the other hand, scared by the protests, Melania Trump would have decided at the last moment not to come on Saturday night with the president at the Kennedy Space Center to see the launch of the SpaceX mission.
The president did not appear in public on Sunday, preferring to fight on Twitter with his critics, although, he was advised to address the nation in a televised message and told him that the messages transmitted on the social network only pour more gas over the fire.
On July 4, the St. Albanian Cathedral, or St. Alban's Cathedral, will reopen its doors to the general public after protracted quarantine activities. But to meet believers and simply curious tourists, he will not be a traditional Christmas scene with the image of the Virgin Mary, but a new painting that symbolizes the solidarity of the clergy with the Black Lives Matter movement for racial justice.
That week, the Archbishop of Canterbury (head of the Church of England) Justin Welby called for a revision of the tradition of portraying Christ as white. According to him, in churches and temples should also appear images of Jesus in the guise of a black, Asian and representative of the Middle East.
Supporting this philosophy, St. Alban's Cathedral in Hertfordshire closes the triptych in its altar until October, dedicated to the Nativity painting, which depicts the Virgin Mary and the Baby surrounded by shepherds and kings.
Instead, visitors to the cathedral will see a high-resolution print of the work of a contemporary artist, which defies the “Western myth” that Jesus looked European.