Jennifer Aniston: There’s a ‘whole generation’ of people who find ‘Friends’ offensive

March 30, 2023 1:40 pm in by Kelsey Nagel
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Jennifer Aniston has been doing comedy for over 30 years. The 54-year-old played Rachel Green in the hit sitcom, Friends. Aniston recently told AFP (via Yahoo News) that “comedy has evolved” so much that it’s a bit tricky these days to be funny.

“Now it’s a little tricky because you have to be very careful, which makes it really hard for comedians, because the beauty of comedy is that we make fun of ourselves, make fun of life,” Aniston said. “[In the past] you could joke about a bigot and have a laugh — that was hysterical. And it was about educating people on how ridiculous people were. And now we’re not allowed to do that.”

“There’s a whole generation of people, kids, who are now going back to episodes of ‘Friends’ and find them offensive,” Aniston added. “There were things that were never intentional and others… well, we should have thought it through — but I don’t think there was a sensitivity like there is now.”

Aniston concluded: “Everybody needs funny! The world needs humour! We can’t take ourselves too seriously. Especially in the United States. Everyone is far too divided.”

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Aniston’s latest project with Adam Sandler Murder Mystery 2, sees the pair solve another murder four years after solving their first mystery.

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