Actor Mike Henry, who was the voice of Cleveland brown from family Guy, refused to voice this character. The reason for the decision was that the actor himself is white, and the character is black. Reported by the Associated Press.
According to the scenario, brown is a friend and neighbor of the main character, Peter Griffin. Henry voiced his since 1999. Brown even became the hero of the animated series “family Guy Show”. However, in 2013 after four years on the air it was closed due to low ratings.
Even before the unrest in the US from voice the role of “non-white” character in “the simpsons” gave the actor Hank Azaria. In the series he was the voice of the Indian Administration. The publication Variety wrote that the decision might be related to the derision of the origin of the character and his pronounced accent.