Jennifer Aniston assured that the new generations consider the series ‘Friends’ offensive known for being one of the most popular television shows.
During the promotion of his latest feature film titled ‘Murder Mystery 2’ in which he stars alongside Adam Sandlerthe American actress declared that sensitivity in comedy became “complicated” in recent years.
There’s a whole generation now rewatching ‘Friends’ episodes and finding them offensive. There were things that were never intentional and others… well, we should have thought about it, but I don’t think there was a sensitivity like there is now.
aniston rose to fame at a time when discrimination jokes could be madehomosexuality or racism without facing the dreaded ‘cancel’ culture.
remembered that ‘before you could joke about a fan and laugh’ because it was supposedly about ‘educating people’ about ‘how ridiculous people were’.
Comedy has evolved, movies have evolved. Now it’s a little tricky because you have to be very careful, which makes it really difficult for comedians, because the beauty of comedy is that we laugh at ourselves.
Aniston calls for not ‘taking comedy too seriously’
In the same way, he called for people and especially American viewers don’t take jokes ‘too seriously’ or teasing
“Everyone needs something fun! The world needs humor! We can’t take ourselves too seriously, especially in America, everyone is so divided.”
‘Friends’ co-creator apologized for lack of diversity in the TV series
It should be noted that the co-creator of the comedy program, Marta Kauffman, acknowledged the lack of diversity in the series and that the murder of George Floyd made him reflect on systematic racism.
I have learned a lot in the last few years, admitting and accepting blame is not easy. It’s painful to look in the mirror, I’m ashamed I didn’t know better 25 years ago.
With information from Bang Showbiz