It’s been more than 13 years since the iconic TV series ‘Friends’ ended, but it only recently arrived on Netflix in the UK.
Why, when I’m watching Friends, does Netflix ask if I’d like to ‘Skip the intro’? Erm, no I want to sing along and do the clap to the intro like the melt I am??
— connor. (@connxrriding) January 9, 2018
A LOT of millennials are watching ‘Friends’ for the first time ever.
I am about to start Friends on Netflix for the first time ever, feel like I'm the only person in the world that hasn't watched it
— Hannah (@HannahJMaguire) January 4, 2018
And their reactions are so pure.
Watching Friends for the first time ever. Like Chandler and Rachel, Hate Ross, Joey creeps me out, Phoebe's fun in a scary way. And why does everyone mock Monica for trying to keep a clean, organized home?
— Ellen Natalie (@EllenNatalie87) January 7, 2018
Except a lot of them are calling out ‘Friends’ for being problematic. People watching it for the first time are incredibly shocked to find how sexist, homophobic and transphobic the show actually is.
Rewatching Friends on netflix and struck by:
– so many transphobic, homophobic and biphobic jokes 🙃🙃🙃
– Ross is THE WORST
– Chandler is twitter and I hate my awkward crush on him
— Katherine Dunn (@elgatty) January 4, 2018
A lot of LGBT plot points in the show are making them “uncomfortable”
There is nothing I hate more than Ross in the male nanny episode of Friends. He is SO SEXIST AND HOMOPHOBIC and I just want to jump into the tv and strangle him
— christina (@cxorlando) January 8, 2018
They are also pointing out how everyone makes fun of Monica for being overweight and Rachel hires a dude as her assistant just because he was cute and she wanted to date him. Not particularly a great message in the current climate.
You know what I hate?
In Friends, not only do they talk about Monica like she's ridiculously huge WHEN SHES NOT, but her personality is completely different when she's fat. As if being thin somehow makes her a more well rounded person.
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— Merpy Napier (@merphynapier) January 10, 2018
And the offended teens are just basically disappointed with the show.
I was a uni student in the 90s so looked forward to rewatching Friends on Netflix over New Year. But I agree – the ‘fat Monica’ and ‘gay Chandler’ ‘jokes’ feel very out of place now. And was Joey *always* that bit creepy? Disappointing.
— Christine Carr (@ChristineCarr) January 4, 2018
First of all, it’s a very old and things have changed drastically in the recent years. Yes, it’s not exactly “woke af” but what comedy TV series is? here’s how Friends fan are defending the show.
Those complaining about #friends on #netflix need to get a grip. The only thing that’s highlighted is how the world has turned into a sensitive prick with no sense of humour! Get a life you negative Nancy’s and go live it! Friends is awesome… ❤️
— Sophie Louise (@sofilou789) January 11, 2018
— EchoTom (@tomamesbury) January 12, 2018
The insane amount of people watching ‘Friends’ for the first time ever on Netflix and then slagging it off as ‘sexist, homophobic & saying it should be taken down!!!!” literally just goes to show how completely fucked the entire world is 😒🤯🙄
— Shaun Cashmore (@ShaunCashmore1) January 12, 2018
This generation is so fake outraged about everything. They’re too woke for their own good. It’s like walking on eggshells to live in 2018 https://t.co/2X9X8Y62GM
— Curly Sue (@Nattibeauty_2) January 13, 2018
And as Joey would probably say.