The topic has been rehashedover and overagain — with good reason — and co-creator Marta Kauffman is taking partial (sort of?) responsibility for the show’s shortcomings.
“It was, to a certain extent, a product of the time period and of my own ignorance,” Kauffman said on an episode of CNN’s specialHistory of a Sitcom. “There were Black shows and there were white shows. There weren’t a lot of shows that were interracial.”
“I guess at the time I was thinking, ‘This is what I know,'” she continued.
But this isn’t the first time Marta has addressed Friends’ lack of diversity. Last year, during an ATX TV panel, Marta said, “I wish I knew then what I know today…I would’ve made very different decisions.”
Welp. If only…
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