Jenny Slate, Kristen Bell Quit Voicing Black Characters

June 25, 2020



Jenny Slate, Kristen Bell Quit Voicing Black Characters

Some changes are being made on the Netflix show, Big Mouth. Jenny Slate is exiting her role as Missy on the show because the character is biracial and Jenny Slate is white. She wrote on Instagram, “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.” Jenny Slate also went on to say that by playing the character of Missy, she was “engaging in an act of erasure of Black people.” The co-creators of the show are in full support of Jenny Slate's decision. Hours later, Kristen Bell released a similar statement on Twitter regarding her character Molly on Apple TV Plus’ Central Park. Kristen Bell said in the statement that voicing Molly, who is mixed race, was an act of complicity that showed a “lack of awareness of my pervasive privilege.” Kristen Bell will reportedly take on a new role in the show.

Hackers Threatening To Auction Stolen Celebrity Secrets

Remember that data hack that I told you about involving a top entertainment law firm? Well, there's an update. The group claiming responsibility for the hack has demanded $1 million or it will auction off a large amount of sensitive documents from some of it's top clients. This will start on July 1st, and these clients include Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and Lebron James. The first three bids start at $600,000. The data stolen by the hackers allegedly includes contracts, nondisclosure agreements, phone numbers. email addresses, and private correspondence.

A New Breaking Bad Inspired Docuseries Is Coming To AMC

To all of my Breaking Bad fans, get excited! Giancarlo Esposito will host a new digital docuseries, The Broken & The Bad, that will dive deeper into the famous moments from Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, and tie them to similar real-world stories! The web series will premiere July 9th. Of course, this web series will coincide with a week of special Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul programming on AMC. Giancarlo Esposito, who play Gus Fring on both shows, will guide the series as it dives into the psychology of con artists and hit men, along with the economics of massive drug operations.