White actors and actresses are jumping ship from playing “mixed-race” characters so that Hollywood can replace them with Black ones. Kristen Bell will no longer voice a biracial character on Central Park. Jenny Slate quit Big Mouth role saying Black characters should be played by Black people. Her role was as a young multiracial girl. This is the fact: Multiracial characters should be played by multiracial actresses.
Bell and Slate bought into the old plantation “one drop rule and you’re black.” It’s not necessary and is racist. These are just two examples of the racial reckoning happening in Hollywood and around the world as part of “Black Lives Matter.”
Kristen Bell said this: “Casting a mixed-race character with a white acts undermines the specificity of the mixed race and Black American experience.” So why should they be cast by someone who is Black and not someone who is multiracial? Bell made a huge deal out of the fact that she is relinquishing the role to someone who can give a much more accurate portrayal. For that to happen, they need to cast someone who can realistically give it more accuracy—a biracial person.
Jenny Slate has voiced Missy Foreman-Greenwald on the animated comedy “Big Mouth” since it first aired in 2017. She said, “Black characters on an animated show should be played by Black people.” What about their White sides? The fact again is: Multiracial characters should be played by multiracial actresses.
Slate said it was her duty to engage in “meaningful anti-racist action.” Huh? So she is racist against multiracial people instead of Black people and that’s all right? NO, it isn’t. Hollywood desperately needs to learn this lesson.