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> The Los Angeles Times would like the show FRIENDS to go back in time
> and retroactively feature a more diverse cast.
> "It should have been subtitled, 'The One Where they Ignored Diversity -
> Again,'" television reporter Greg Braxton wrote in a column published a
> day after the series' much-anticipated reunion aired on HBO Max.
> Braxton went on to say that, given today's more "diverse and inclusive"
> TV landscape, "it's uncomfortable - if not outright inappropriate - to
> raise a glass to a sitcom that was so blind to the multiculturalism of
> the world where it took place."
> He also argued the show's timing, appearing a year after George Floyd's
> death "sparked massive protests against police brutality and amid the
> ongoing conversation about race relations and white supremacy," made
> its lack of focus on race all the more offensive.
These people have a mental illness. For them, literally *everything* has
to be about race. It's impossible for them to believe anyone could do
anything that doesn't have race as its centerpiece.
And the once-great L.A. Times has become a joke as it beclowns itself
daily with its one-note race obsession. Last week, one of KFI's
reporters was laughing about how he showed up to the scene of a police
shooting to gather details for his report and while he was there, the
reporter from the L.A Times arrived and was frustrated that the cops had
already covered up the victim. She walked around asking everyone she
could fine her one and only question: what race was the victim and what
race was the cop? Once she found out both were white, she had no further
interest in the story.
> When asked if, given the criticism the show has faced recently, he
> would have done anything differently, Bright said, "No. I don't have
> any regrets other than hindsight. I would have been insane not to hire
> those six actors. What can I say? I wish Lisa [Kudrow] was black?"
Yes, that's exactly what you're supposed to say, Bright. Didn't you get
> FRIENDS isn't the only beloved nineties sitcom getting renewed
> attention at the moment. THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR will be getting
> a "gritty" reboot on NBC's streaming platform, Peacock. No word on
> whether some of the original roles will be recast as white.
LOL! Of course they won't. Why would they even suggest such a thing?