An All-Asian or All-Black Reboot of 'Friends'
All these years after its initial debut, Friends continues to have a unique hold on our pop culture. In a recent interview with The Guardian, David Schwimmer who played 'Ross' addressed the lack of diversity in Friends' original run, and suggested the following:
"Maybe there should be an all-black Friends or an all-Asian Friends," Schwimmer proposed. "But I was well aware of the lack of diversity and I campaigned for years to have Ross date women of color. One of the first girlfriends I had on the show was an Asian American woman, and later I dated African American women. That was a very conscious push on my part. I'm very aware of my own privilege as a heterosexual white male whose parents were able to pay for a private education for me," Schwimmer added. "I've always felt a sense of responsibility to give back and to call things out if I see an abuse of power."
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