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New viewers of 'Friends' think the show is 'homophobic' and 'sexist' and want it pulled from Netflix

PC gone mad or past its prime?

FRIENDS MADE ITS grand debut on Netflix earlier this month, despite being constantly shown on Comedy Central.

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People were excited, because people like Friends. Fair enough.

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Some people, who seem to be watching the series for the first time, are arguing that a lot of the show’s writing is homophobic, fat phobic and sexist.

Viewers have pointed out that several of the sitcom’s jokes centre around the homosexuality of Ross’s ex-wife, and Chandler’s fears that he will be mistaken for a gay man.

The show’s also been called out for its lack of racial diversity, Joey’s behaviour towards women and the repeated references to “fat Monica”.

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Some people have even started calling for the show to be taken off of Netflix as a result of some its problematic scripting.

Sure, the show hasn’t aged well. But it’s a show reflective of what passed as humour as well as the landscape of the ’90s and ’00s. There’s not much anyone can do about it now.

Is it just another case of PC gone mad?

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No doubt the debate will continue.

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