Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today- June 30
Family Guy’s Mike Henry Exits as Cleveland’s Voice Character
Mike Henry, better known as the man behind Cleveland’s voice in “Family Guy”, has confirmed his exit from the animated series. Henry, a white man, made the announcement via Twitter citing “persons of color should play characters of color”. “It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years. I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. Therefore, I will be stepping down from the role”, read the tweet.
The 54-year-old Henry has voiced Cleveland, a black character, since its debut in 1999. This comes days after voice actors Jenny Slate (Missy on “Big Mouth”) and Kristen Bell (Molly on “Central Park”) stepped down from their respective roles, championing for a recast of their biracial characters to people of colour.
It’s been an honor to play Cleveland on Family Guy for 20 years. I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color. Therefore, I will be stepping down from the role. pic.twitter.com/FmKasWITKT
— Mike Henry (@mikehenrybro) June 26, 2020
— Kaitlin Bennett (@KaitMarieox) June 27, 2020
Mike Henry has stepped down from playing the character Cleveland on “Family Guy,” the latest in a slew of White actors abdicating roles voicing animated characters of color.https://t.co/DlAtxJHgVf
— CNN (@CNN) June 27, 2020
MTV VMAs Date Confirmed
The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards have been confirmed to take place on August 30th and will “follow all safety guidance, including limited or no audience.” According to the press release, the event will not only “bring together music fans worldwide”, but also “feature epic performances from various iconic locations”.
The annual awards ceremony honors various artists in music, with electrifying performances from some of the industry’s biggest stars.
— Video Music Awards (@vmas) June 29, 2020
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 29, 2020
🚨 THE #VMAs ARE BACK IN NYC 🚨
— MTV (@MTV) June 29, 2020
‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2 Poster and Photos Revealed
Netflix has released the official poster and photos for the second installment of hit series “The Umbrella Academy”. The Steve Blackman and Jeremy Slater-created action flick synopsis reads: Reunited by their father’s death, estranged siblings with extraordinary powers uncover shocking family secrets — and a looming threat to humanity.
“The Umbrella Academy” premieres on the streaming platform July 31st,2020.
You think your family’s got problems? The Umbrella Academy is coming July 31st pic.twitter.com/BNOrf6LJIO
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) June 29, 2020
— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) June 29, 2020
— IGN (@IGN) June 29, 2020