Carlos Alazraqui thinks his colleague and voice actor Hank Azaria made the proper alternative when he determined to cease lending his voice to characters of shade on The Simpsons. This consists of Indian handy retailer proprietor Apu and Mexican TV star Pedro Chespiritio, aka Bumblebee Man, a caricature of El Chapulín Colorado made well-known by Mexican comic Roberto Gómez Bolaños.
“I believe it’s a very good factor,” Alazraqui instructed Remezcla throughout a current interview to advertise his new zombie comedy Witness An infection, which he wrote and stars in. “Hank is a very cool man. It labored out for him and wasn’t an issue for him [to stop voicing non-white characters].”
Throughout a current interview on the Armchair Expert podcast, Azaria stated a part of him appears like he wants “to go to each single Indian particular person on this nation and personally apologize” for serving to to create a stereotypical character like Apu. Many Indian individuals say the character has served as a catalyst for years of ridicule about their accent and tradition.
Last summer, producers of The Simpsons stated the characters of shade on the present would solely be voiced by actors of shade. As we speak, the brand new Bumblebee Man, who Alazraqui received the chance to audition for, is voiced by Cuban actor Eric López (TV’s Victor & Valentino).
Though Alazraqui didn’t land the gig to be the brand new voice of Bumblebee Man, his schedule continues to be packed because it has been his total profession. He presently provides voices to characters on a number of animated TV collection together with The Humorous Cartoons Present, The Casagrandes, Vampirina and Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Below Years.
For 4 seasons, he was the voice of Rocko in Rocko’s Trendy Life. He was additionally the voice of the Taco Bell chihuahua who, like Apu and extra lately Speedy Gonzales, was criticized for depicting detrimental stereotypes.
However now that “The Quickest Mouse in all Mexico” is returning for the upcoming Area Jam sequel, does Alazraqui suppose his Taco Bell chihuahua may make a comeback, too? Most likely not, except the breed of canine modified.
“There’s one thing to me about Latino machismo that claims, ‘Wait a minute! Why do we’ve got to be a chihuahua!? Why can’t we be a Rottweiler!?’” Alazraqui stated. “I had my run, and it was enjoyable, however it could by no means come again lately.”
Witness An infection is presently out there on VOD platforms.