The ‘Like Father’ actress who was part of a cartoon series for Apple TV+ has now called it quits post a month of it getting aired.
Meanwhile Jenny Slate has stepped down from giving voice over for the character Missy Foreman-Greenwald from the cartoon series Big-Mouth which is streamed in Netflix.
Speaking on the reason Jenny said: “At the start of the show, I reasoned with myself that it was permissible for me to play ‘Missy’ because her mom is Jewish and White — as am I. But ‘Missy’ is also Black, and Black characters on an animated show should be played by Black people.”
“I acknowledge how my original reasoning was flawed… that it existed as an example of white privilege and unjust allowances made within a system of societal white supremacy, and that in me playing ‘Missy’, I was engaging in an act of erasure of Black people.”
Adding to this she said: “Ending the portrayal of ‘Missy’ is one step in a life-long process of uncovering the racism in my actions.”
“As I look back on the nature and emergence of my own voice in comedy, I know that I have made mistakes along the way.”
“I can’t change the past but I can take accountability for my choices. I will continue to engage in meaningful anti-racist action, to be thoughtful about the messages in my work, to be curious and open to feedback, and to do my best to take responsibility for the ways that I am a part of the problem.”
Whereas Kristen said she quit from Central Park, by sharing it on Twitter: “This is a time to acknowledge our acts of complicity. Here’s 1 of mine.”
“Playing the Molly in Central Park shows a lack of awareness of my pervasive privilege.
“Casting a mixed-race character w/a white actress undermines the specificity of the mixed-race & Black American experience.”