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David Schwimmer Responds To Aggressive Critics That ‘Friends’ Was Homophobic And Racist

David Schwimmer Responds To Aggressive Critics That ‘Friends’ Was Homophobic And Racist

During a recent interview with ‘The Guardian,’ Friends actor David Schwimmer has responded to aggressive critics that ‘Friends’ was homophobic, sexist, and racist.

As we all know, Friends series was broadcast on NBC between September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004, while David Schwimmer played the character of Ross Geller.

The Friends series has always been popular around the world. However, many realized that there were small numbers of non-white characters in the show, and some characters were afraid of being perceived as gay.

The successful actor has dismissed all criticism about the sitcom by saying:

“I don’t care.”

He continued:

“The truth is also that show was groundbreaking in its time for the way in which it handled so casually sex, protected sex, gay marriage, and relationships. The pilot of the show was my character’s wife left him for a woman and there was a gay wedding, of my ex and her wife, that I attended.

I feel that a lot of the problem today in so many areas is that so little is taken in context. You have to look at it from the point of view of what the show was trying to do at the time.”

He also added:

“I’m the first person to say that maybe something was inappropriate or insensitive, but I feel like my barometer was pretty good at that time. I was already really attuned to social issues and issues of equality.”

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