05:36 GMT05 July 2020
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    The news comes after producers of "The Simpsons" announced that white actors would no longer voice non-white characters. The iconic series as well as several other shows are changing their casts, addressing racial issues amid the Black Lives Matter protests that have engulfed the United States.

    Mike Henry, who has been voicing Cleveland Brown, an iconic black male character in Seth MacFarlane's "Family Guy" and "The Cleveland Show" for two decades, announced he is resigning, as the role has to be handed to a non-white person.

    ​The statement has already caused a mass backlash, as numerous fans of the shows - including African Americans -told the actor they had no problem with him voicing the black character at all.

    ​Some people also expressed their disappointment and stressed that the actor had made a mistake by joining the recent trend in the industry.

    ​At the same time, numerous Twitterians used it as yet another opportunity to launch their meme machine, showing how absurd the situation is.

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