Jennifer Aniston: A ‘generation of kids’ finds ‘Friends’ ‘offensive’
Jennifer Aniston has been acting in comedies for most of her working life, so she knows what makes audiences laugh. But nearly 30 years after the launch of her hit sitcom Friends, the actress thinks that “comedy has evolved” to the point where it’s difficult to know what people will find funny.
Reflecting on changing tastes in an interview with AFP (via Yahoo News) to promote her latest Netflix movie Murder Mystery 2, Aniston said audiences are more prone to be overly sensitive nowadays.
“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,” the Emmy winner said. “[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 added that Friends, which ran for 10 seasons and turned her into a global superstar, is probably a turn-off for today’s younger crowd.
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