Jenny Slate will no longer be the voice of Missy in Big Mouth

Jenny Slate
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A character from Nick Kroll’s Netflix animated series Big Mouth is receiving a new voice. Comedian, actor, and author Jenny Slate posted an ad on Instagram today, claiming she will no longer voice it. Big Mouth character Missy who is black. “At the beginning of the show, I reasoned to myself that it was permissible for me to play ‘Missy’ because her mother is Jewish and white, like me. But ‘Missy’ is also black and black characters on an animated show. it should be played by black people, “she wrote.” I acknowledge that my original reasoning was flawed, that it existed as an example of white privilege and unfair rights made within a system of social white supremacy, and that by playing ‘Missy’