Brie says she regrets doing the voiceover in the hit Netflix series
28 June 2020

Actor Alison Brie ‘deeply sorry’ for doing voiceover for Vietnamese-American character on BoJack Horseman

Actor Alison Brie has said she is ‘deeply sorry’ for voicing a Vietnamese-American character in BoJack Horseman.

The 37 year-old is the latest white actor to come out and apologise for her part in playing a character of colour.

Several white actors have recently apologised for voicing or playing characters of colour (SIPA USA/PA Images)

Speaking on Instagram, she said: "In hindsight, I wish that I didn’t voice the character of Diane Nguyen.

“I now understand that people of color, should always voice people of color. We missed a great opportunity to represent the Vietnamese-American community accurately and respectfully, and for that I am truly sorry.

"I applaud all those who stepped away from their voiceover roles in recent days. I have learned a lot from them."

Earlier this week, producers of US comedy The Simpsons announced they would no longer use white actors to do voiceovers for characters of colour.

And Mike Henry, who does the voiceover for black character Cleveland in another US comedy Family Guy, stepped down from. therole.

Speaking about his decision, he said: "I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color.

"Therefore, I will be stepping down from the role."

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, a number of British comedies have also been taken down from various platforms due to racial controversy.

Little Britain, Come Fly With Me, Fawlty Towers and The Mighty Boosh have all been put under the spotlight and had episodes removed from various TV and streaming companies as a result.

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