Jenny Slate Withdraws From Voicing Missy On Netflix’s ‘Big Mouth’: ‘Black Characters Should Be Played By Black Actors’

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! 


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