‘Friends’ hasn’t done enough for diversity!!! The co-creator of “Friends,” Marta Kauffman, got emotional while lamenting not doing enough for diversity in a recent panel discussion.
Kauffman, who co-created the hit 90s sitcom as well as the Netflix original series “Grace and Frankie,” spoke with a handful of other showrunners at an ATX TV…from the Couch panel when she began to tear up when asked what she wishes she’d known earlier in her career.
“I wish I knew then what I know today,” the TV creator, 63, said while fighting back tears (via Page Six). “Sorry, I just wish I knew then what I know now. I would’ve made very different decisions.”
She continued: “I mean we’ve always encouraged people of diversity in our company, but I didn’t do enough and now all I can think about is what can I do? What can I do differently? How can I run my show in a new way? And that’s something I not only wish I knew when I started showrunning, but I wish I knew all the way up through last year.”
Despite being one of the more beloved sitcoms of its time, and still revered to this day, “Friends” has been criticized in the past for its lack of diversity and having an all-white cast.
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‘Friends’ hasn’t done enough for diversity!! ‘Friends’ hasn’t done enough for diversity