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Judged sexist and homophobic, the series Friends, under fire critics of the progressives

According to the center-left media The Independent and Slate, the generation of “Millennials” would be shocked by the sexist, homophobic, racist or “grossophobic” tone of the cult series Friends. An umpteenth trial of intent for a work? Elected in 2015 best all-time series by one of the most reputable American magazines, the Hollywood Reporter , Friends has just integrated the Netflix platform catalog. The humorous series then became the target of the center-left media wanting progressive, The Independent . For him, the generation of “Millennials” (also called Generation Y), that is to say that which includes people born between 1980 and 2000, would now be shocked by the series. This youth would describe the sitcom as racist, transphobic (rejection of transsexuals and transgender), homophobic and sexist. A general conclusion based, however, only on the testimony of some young generation Y. Also, the homogeneity of this generation is questionable since viewers belonging to the generation of Millenials also contributed to the success of Friends during its broadcast , between 1994 and 2004. However, The Independent points to several problems. According to the media, some Millennials would have found that the way the series deals with the LGBT issue made them “uncomfortable”. The diary takes an example of the attitudes of the character Chandler, who is always afraid of being perceived as a homosexual or who tells petty jokes about his transvestite father. Also, The Independent relays through the voices of people he has interviewed the alleged sexism and homophobia of the series. For some viewers, a sequence of an episode can highlight these two trends: the one where Rachel hires a nanny for her daughter Emma. Emma’s father, Ross, can not stand the fact that the nanny is actually a man. And Ross has the unfortunate idea of ​​asking, in addition, if he is gay … The Independent also claims that the Millennials would be outraged by Monica’s relationship with a friend of her own father, a man twenty years older than her. “A controversial relationship,” according to the media, “considered uncomfortable” after the scandal of sexual harassment in the Harvey Weinstein affair. Yet, in the series, Monica has a relationship totally agreed with Richard contrary to what suggests The Indenpendent. In addition, racism is singled out by interviewees about the lack of ethnic diversity of the characters in the series. Indeed, there were only two non-white characters in the sitcom: Ross’s girlfriend, Julie, and Dr. Charlie Wheeler. Netizens and The Independent who promote positive discrimination in works. After The Independent, the Slate website also attacks Friends … Finally, the website Slate , including Jacques Attali is among the founders of the French version of the site, defended this investigation by resuming all criticism against homophobia or sexism that some have thought to detect in Friends . The site also reveals her embarrassment at Monica’s mockeries and clichés about the curves when she was young, drawing on journalists’ analysis. As such, Slate concludes that Friends’ characters are at the “antipodes” of modern society. The Independent, meanwhile, ensures that the success of Friends “Does not mean it’s not a problem in 2018”. But the internet is on the side of Friends Nevertheless, these criticisms against the series have caused the hilarity or consternation of many Internet users on social networks. Clement Bourbonnais believes, for its part, that “the leftists are now attacking the series Friends , deemed “homophobic, grossophobic and sexist”. When they go to discover South Park … “, adds the surfer referring to the animation series whose claw is openly sarcastic, with characters about insulting and mocking about religions, human relations or communities. Seriesvore, who calls himself “gay”, questions the methodology of the two media, which claim that young people find the series sexist and homophobic. He adds that he “discovered the series two years ago. It’s one of the most funny and respectful series I’ve ever seen. ” #Friends . I am 16 years old. I’m gay. I discovered the series 2 years ago. This is one of the most funny and respectful series I’ve seen. So where did they find their young people who find #Friends sexist, homophobic … ??? pic.twitter.com/sUh6bXeWZV – Seriesvore (@theSeriesvore) January 13, 2018 Olympe, she is more categorical: “It will have to stop the bullshit there. To analyze all the films and all the literature of the past in the light of today’s reflections is a stalemate. We can not make a clean sweep. Friends was probably way ahead of her time. ” We’ll have to stop the bullshit there. To analyze all the films and all the literature of the past in the light of today’s reflections is a stalemate. We can not make a clean sweep. Friends was probably rather ahead of his time. https://t.co/7dYSzOZ6WW – Olympus (@olymple) January 13, 2018 In the same vein, Emilie Lopez also argues that the series was rather ahead of its time in dealing with societal issues. It recalls that Friends is a lesbian marriage in season 2, the issue of GPA in season 4, arrival of a transgender character in season 5, etc. etc. And all that in the 1990s. ” Friends, a homophobic series? I … Mwahahaha! (For the record, Friends is a lesbian marriage in season 2, the issue of GPA in season 4, arrival of a transgender character in season 5, etc. etc. And all that in the 90s. https://t.co/g6PtSM8Hty – Emilie Lopez (@emilielopez) January 12, 2018 Friends, a series taken in the wave of post-Weinstein indignations? Friends is obviously not the only artistic creation that faces moral criticism, especially since the Weinstein affair. In January, tragic opera Carmen saw, in Italy, her modified end to stick with the feminist spirit and, therefore, to ensure that the heroine does not die. Recently, in France, the series DELETED , whose latest episodes were broadcast in 2009, was targeted by feminists (including an activist describing herself as “misandering”, that is, experiencing contempt, even hatred, for the male sex) for the humor of the characters described as homophobic and sexist. Tex’s misogynistic joke, subsequently fired from his job as a game show host on France 2, or the photo of footballer Antoine Griezmann, grimed as a black-skinned basketball player, passed the media court , pushing the playmaker of the Blues to make a public apology. Read also: “After, what’s going to be, swing your slut?”: Laetitia Casta blames feminism #BalanceTonPorc

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