If you were a fan of the Powerpuff Girls in the 1990s, you better prepare for one hell of a addition to the lovely trio: there’s going to be a fourth Powerpuff Girl, and she’s voiced by a black woman. Cartoon Network announced the exciting news on Twitter, revealing that a first look of the new character will debut on Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m.
— Cartoon Network (@cartoonnetwork) September 6, 2017
Shortly after, South African singer Toya Delazy confirmed that she’s voicing the new character.
— ToyaDelazy (@ToyaDelazy) September 7, 2017
Jamie Ondarza, Senior Vice President at Turner Broadcasting in Southern Europe and Africa, stated:
“Toya is definitely a perfect fit as the fourth Powerpuff Girl. She is confident, bubbly and quirky, all the values that we are familiar with, love and appreciate. We have a lot of surprises up our sleeves.”
The news has been met positively on Twitter with fans around the world taking their wild guesses as to the identity and ethnicity of the new Powerpuff girl and many hoping it’s black.
SO THEY HAVE A FOURTH POWERPUFF GIRL AND SHE IS BLACK??? I LOVE EVERYTHING pic.twitter.com/eEC59Jwa78
— mariana xx (@trustnorminah) September 6, 2017
Some fans have pointed out that there has already been a fourth, purple Powerpuff Girl – Bunny, who the girls attempted to make themselves, but subsequently exploded.
who remembers bunny from the powerpuff girls pic.twitter.com/xAWwxu0t9y
— mara ♡ (@_maradelgado) August 14, 2017
Whatever be the case, this is some mighty exciting news.
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