Thursday, 1 February 2018

Friends is offensive???

Friends is on Netflix. Can I get a hallelujah, FINALLY, the UK has one of the greatest TV shows ever made, yet I hear people are offended by it, say what?! I am confused. I am hurt. And I don't understand. Fair enough if you're not a fan, however, getting offended by a show that was created over 20 years ago is crazy.

Being offended seems to be the new craze. Social media has given us a way to express our opinions on anything, which could be why we're seeing more people being offended these days. Some of the tweets I have seen about Friends has made me think how different life situations are now. My sense of humour is different to most people my age. I am a huge fan of British sitcoms. I grew up watching Bottom and The Royle Family. I love dry humour. However, I do believe these type of shows wouldn't be as significant if it were made now, which is a shame as it shows how people are worried what backlash they would get, and it shouldn't be like that. 

The things that struck me most was how it's apparently 'homophobic' and even worse... Ross is the worst character. HE IS THE BEST ONE!!! I mean, he has the best episodes from the leather jeans, to his insanely white teeth and that 'Mississippi' tan. People have commented on how he is towards Carol and Susan, can you blame him for being annoyed?! People have also said how sexist Joey is... it is a TV show. He isn't real. Unless you are like Erika...

Let's remind people who are offended that Friends was made over 20 years ago the lifestyle is different now. I grew up with this TV show however it is not relatable to the youths of today. Things were different, it was before social media took part, and it was about life problems and socialising with Friends.

Personally, I think if you don't like something then don't watch it, and if you think Friends is offensive, then good luck watching The Inbetweeners. 

Let me know what you think of Friends? I'm interested in hearing. 


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