Jenny Slate took to social media on Wednesday to announce she is withdrawing from voicing the animated character “Missy” on Netflix’s “Big Mouth.”
“Missy” is a biracial character on the show.
In her statement, posted on Instagram, Jenny wrote:
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.”
Read Jenny Slate’s full statement below:
Well, good for her!