Why do white people like the sitcom Friends so much? Because it is a show about a white people and unapologetically about white people.
That’s not allowed anymore.
Friends: The Reunion’ Under Fire for Lack of Black Celebrity Guests, Breitbart, May 16, 2021
They do eventually eat their own.https://t.co/2iJClC3tOO— Unedited (@UneditedView) May 17, 2021
Showrunners for Friends: The Reunion are facing backlash for failing to include any black celebrity guest stars in the HBO Max special, airing May 27.
In addition to the series main cast members, Friends: The Reunion will also feature guest appearances by Lady Gaga, David Beckham, Justin Bieber, Cindy Crawford, Tom Selleck, Reese Witherspoon, and more, according to a report by Entertainment Weekly
The 'Friends' reunion special will air this summer on HBO Max, with BTS, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and more joining as guest stars. https://t.co/nI9FCeakVv— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) May 13, 2021
Other celebrity guests include the Korean boy band BTS, James Corden, Cara Delevingne, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai — none of whom are black.
The special’s producers are facing backlash from fans after failing to cast any black celebrity guest stars.
“[I]t’s been 17 years & y’all still haven’t made any black friends? Lol smh,” one Twitter user wrote.
“Just caught a look at the guests for the #FRIENDSREUNION and not a single black person,” the Twitter user added. “I knew all that talk about diversity was lip service.”
“Wonder if any black people have dared venture to the notoriously white NYC since we last caught up with the gang,” another commented.
“Friends reunion! So many new friends! None of ’em Black!” another commenter said.
“After convincing us that NYC has no Black or Brown people in it for 9 seasons, they issue a reunion with 25 celebs and somehow evade finding a single Black person,” another wrote.
Last year, Friends was revived with an all-black cast for a Get Out the Vote Zoom series. The cast included actors Ryan Michelle Bathe, Sterling K. Brown, Uzo Aduba, Aisha Hinds, Jeremy Pope, and Kendrick Sampson.
The show was featured on Zoom Where It Happens, a weekly live table read series aimed at getting out the vote ahead of the November 2020 presidential election. [More]
An insufficient amount of non-whites in a sitcom is automatically grounds for disqualifying said sitcom from being considered worthy of celebration in the current year.
It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear… when you failed to dedicate your every action to anti-white acts.
Such is life for those white actors who comprised the actors behind Friends.
Being white is a liability in 2021.