It cannot be ruled out that doing comedy can be sometimes tricky for the actors, and most of them seem to admit that. Sometimes people tend to take offense because of some comic scenes at the behest of the actors.
Hollywood star and Friends actor Jennifer Aniston feels the same, and while speaking to AFP, she mentioned that one has to be careful about what they say and how they say it, when it comes to comedy. “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. [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,” she said.
Aniston, who was on American sitcom ‘Friends’ for a decade, added that some people find the beloved show offensive, and not ‘woke’ enough. The show has often been targeted for the lack of racial diversity in its ten-year run. Lauren Tom, Gabrielle Union, Mark Consuelos Craig Robinson and Aisha Tyler were only a few racial minority actors who starred in the David Crane-Marta Kauffman show.
“There’s a whole generation of people, kids, who are now going back to episodes of ‘Friends’ and find them offensive. 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. Everybody needs something funny! The world needs humor! We can’t take ourselves too seriously. Especially in the United States. Everyone is far too divided,” she signed off.
Jennifer Aniston will next be seen in the Netflix release, the Adam Sandler comedy-thriller ‘Murder Mystery 2’.