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The Simpsons’ Harry Shearer to stop voicing black character Dr Hibbert

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Harry Shearer has voiced Dr Hibbert for three decades (Picture: Getty)

Harry Shearer is to stop voicing Dr. Julius Hibbert on The Simpsons, with Kevin Michael Richardson taking over in the role.

It comes after producers of the long-running animated series confirmed last year that they would no longer have white actors voicing non-white characters.

Harry has provided the voices for black character Dr Hibbert, as well as Mr Burns, Ned Flanders and Principal Skinner since the show began in 1989.

As Vulture reports, the season 32 episode DiaryQueen is the last time Harry will provide the character’s voice.

Kevin has provided voiced on more than 70 episodes of The Simpsons in the past. He is also known for his vocal work on…

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