Jenny Slate aka Mona-Lisa Saperstein aka a featured player of the 2009-10 SNL cast aka in this situation Missy in Big Mouth is leaving Big Mouth. Slate announced the move on this instagram post linked directly below.
I love Big Mouth, but more importantly I am all about the Black Lives Matter movement. Sorry it took me so long. I am anti-police brutality AF, I want freedom and equality for all people. We need to reinvest in the community, health care and education. This country has to change if it wants to last another 300 years. Idk if I've ever put this on the blog, but I've told my friends/family/students a million times that the Roman Empire lasted 2000 years before it fell...The United States is only 243...we are a baby and sadly babies die all the time.
That being said, I'm sorry but I think shit like this is a little overboard. Pander city population Jenny Slate (and Kristen Bell). I hate that I'm even a little bit scared to have this take, but that was some of the most self righteous shit I've ever read. It's like celebrities are having a pissing contest with who can be more fake sorry for social media pats on the back.
I agree that black people deserve more opportunities, but to me this just seems disingenuous and pandering. It's a fucking cartoon. You're Jenny Slate on a show with hormone monsters and living sex pillows. There is real institutional racism in this country like one polling place for 600,000 people or property values influencing school budgets. Voicing a MIXED character is not the same. I feel like people just say anything that involves different races is racist because people are too lazy/stupid to think.
Now I could be wrong here and if you think so, I'd love to have an adult conversation about the topic instead of just yelling insults at each other, but where do we draw the line? I'm all for getting rid of Aunt Jemina. This is not the same as blackface. It's a fucking cartoon. Are there any black people who voice non-black characters? Is that okay? Should black cartoon characters only be drawn by black people? Should women not voice male characters and vice-versa? Do all people really need to be exactly who they're depicting?
The character is Jewish and you're Jewish. Aren't you erasing Jewish people by leaving the show? Last time I checked your people haven't exactly gotten a fair shake either.
I want things to just and for the world to not fucking end. Everybody knows I'm a do the right thing guy. Like who do you think you are to act like what you're doing is the same as redlining or interracial marriage being illegal until like 1992 (that's a joke to show how ridiculous it was that interracial marriage was illegal not that long ago...the real year was 1967). While there certainly is an argument to be made this is in a way the right thing since they want to give the job to a black person, but to me it seems pandering and self righteous AF. Here, fill-in black actress, you can have my scraps for season 5 when this will probably be over before season 7. IMO this move doesn't fix anything, it's just an act of self-conalingus. Look at me. I'm sorry too! We all are lady, but you don't have to do this. If you want to make a difference why don't you donate to an inner city school so students can have a way out that isn't sports or entertainment?