The iconic animated TV show "The Simpsons" announced a major break Friday from its past.
Producers said in a statement that white actors would no longer voice the roles of Black characters on the show, news outlets reported.
The departure comes as bands, food brands and more have scrutinized their longstanding names and imaging amid nationwide calls to address systemic racism.
Earlier this year, white actor Hank Azaria confirmed to The New York Times he's no longer voicing the role of Apu, the Kwik-E-Mart owner that the show has stopped using after being criticized for racism by depicting him through demeaning stereotypes.
But Azaria has continued to play the role of Carl Carlson, a Black coworker of Homer Simpson.
Video: Hank Azaria talks about controversy with The Simpsons
Earlier Friday, voice actor Mike Henry announced he would stop voicing the role of Cleveland on "Family Guy," saying "persons of color should play characters of color."