Jennifer Aniston Says ‘Friends’ Become Enemies to Young Sensitives
Aniston has been acting funny ever since she stepped into the role of Rachel. Starring Green in the 1994 hit “Friends,” she quickly became a superstar. and many decades later She brought laughter in films such as the 2004 romantic comedy “Along Came Polly” and 2013’s “We’re the Millers,” in which she played a stripper, soccer mom.
Aniston, ahead of the release of her latest Netflix film “Murder Mystery 2,” spoke to AFP (via Yahoo News) about the evolution of comedy.
“It’s a little tricky right now because you have to be very careful. Which makes it very difficult for comedians. Because the beauty of comedy is that we take jokes to play with. Make life fun,” Aniston says. “(In the past) you could joke about rebellious people and laugh — that was hysterical. And it’s about educating people about how ridiculous people are. And now we are not allowed to do that.”
“There’s a whole generation, kids, that now go back and watch an episode of ‘Friends’ and find that they’re offended,” adds Aniston. “A lot of things were unintentional and so on… Well, we should think carefully – but I don’t think it’s as sensitive as it is right now.”
“Friends” has been on the radar for years for the lack of variety and the offensive nature of some of its gags.
Monica Geller used to be fat. Her brother Ross Geller (played by Courtney Cox) is an infamous clown throughout the series, and her brother Ross Geller (David Schwimmer) faces abusing and abusing his loved ones. Fucking because his ex-wife dumped him for a woman. Bustle published a list of disgusting “friends” jokes in 2018; Cosmopolitan published a list of “shocking” jokes in 2017 that “friends” couldn’t “get away from today.”
Series creator Marta Kauffman told the BBC in 2022 that she now regrets representing the character played by Kathleen Turner.
“We always refer to her as Chandler’s father. Even though Chandler’s father is transgender,” she says. “Pronouns are not what I understand. So we don’t call that character her. That was a mistake.”
Kauffman also mentions the show’s lack of diversity.
“I’ve learned a lot over the last 20 years,” Kauffman told The Times’ Greg Braxton in 2022. “Admitting and admitting wrongdoing is not easy. It hurts to look at myself in the mirror. I’m embarrassed that I don’t know better than I did 25 years ago.
“After what happened with George Floyd, I began to fight against systemic racism in ways I never knew existed. That’s when I started to examine how I got involved. I knew I had to revise the course.”
Kauffman pledged $4 million to Brandeis University in the Boston area to establish the Marta F. Kauffman ’78 Professor in African and African American Studies, which supports “distinguished scholars.” which concentrates on studying the people and cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora.”
Lisa Kudrow, who plays persistent masseuse and cafe singer Phoebe Buffey, also gave a retrospective to the 2020 series, commenting on how the show would be different. if created today
“Oh, it’s going to be totally different,” Kudrow says. “It won’t be all white… I’m not sure what else, but to me, it should be seen as a time capsule. Not for what they did wrong,” she said. There was a man whose wife caught her gay and pregnant. And then they raised a child together? We have surrogacy too. At that time it was advanced.”
Especially in the United States, where everyone is “too divided”, we cannot “take ourselves too seriously”, Aniston told AFP.
“Everybody has to be funny!” she added. “The world needs humor!”