The web’s Dragon Ball Z community has been set ablaze with controversy today. Audio recordings of several of Funimation’s Dragon Ball Z voice actors have leaked, featuring the actors making statements related to homophobia, sex, rape and incest; all while in character.
Much of the controversy is centered around the voice actor for Goku, Sean Schemmel, who is heard in the recordings using a homophobic slur. However, there are several recordings, made by several voice actors that can be heard in the video below:
While Sean and other voice actors have yet to release a statement, the Dragon Ball fan community is deeply divided on their opinions over the recordings. While some fans take offense, others dismiss the recordings as jokes:
The situation is compounded by past issues surrounding Broly voice actor, Vic Mignona, which has become a legal battle with Funimation and other voice actors. For those unaware, last February the voice actor was fired after allegations of sexual harassment were made.
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