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Lisa Kudrow Thinks 'Friends' Creators 'Had No Business' Writing About People of Color

Lisa Kudrow Thinks 'Friends' Creators 'Had No Business' Writing About People of Color

Lisa Kudrow gave her reasoning as to why Friends co-creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane “had no business” writing about people of color.

The 59-year-old actress was asked about how she felt about the diversity on Friends, which ran from 1994 to 2004.

Click inside to read what she said…

“Well, I feel like it was a show created by two people who went to Brandeis and wrote about their lives after college. And for shows especially, when it’s going to be a comedy that’s character-driven, you write what you know. They have no business writing stories about the experiences of being a person of color,” Lisa told The Daily Beast.

In noting the lack of people of color in the industry, she added, “I think at that time, the big problem that I was seeing was, ‘Where’s the apprenticeship?’”

Lisa had previously addressed the criticism of the lack of diversity on Friends.

The lack of diversity on Friends was highlighted when co-creator Marta Kauffman teared up at a virtual conference while confessing that she did not do enough for diversity. She later donated $4 million to her alma mater Brandeis University in the school’s African and African-American department.

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