“The Simpsons” is making history with its latest episode.
The long-running animated series will feature a deaf actor and American Sign Language in “The Sound of Bleeding Gums”.
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The episode will follow Lisa Simpson as she searches for the deaf son of her favourite saxophone player.
Lisa will also help the character to get a cochlear implant.
Deaf actor John Autry II, who appears in the episode, told Variety, “It’s life-changing equality and participation. This can impact change for all of us. It’s about hard of hearing and hearing characters coming together. It’s a part of history.”
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“The Sound of Bleeding Gums” airs Sunday, April 10 on Fox at 8 p.m. ET.