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    ‘Friends’: Biggest Controversies From The Classic Sitcom

    No matter how good a movie or a sitcom is, there will always be some kind of controversy related to them. In our very favorite ‘Friends‘ many controversies erupted, leaving fans questioning the show amid all the laughter.

    While the majority of fans might not have delved deep into the issues, here are the most problematic moments and storylines, and behind-the-scenes drama that marred the show’s legacy.

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    Top ‘Friends’ Controversies

    Male Nanny

    The show was going good as we all know. But some of the episodes showed disrespect towards the LGBTQ community. And the one where Rachel hires a male nanny is one. In this episode, Ross was not at all satisfied after knowing about the male nanny. And according to him, the nanny was way too sensitive and soft for being a man. 

    Absence Of Jennifer Anniston

    Jennifer Anniston
    Jennifer Anniston

    Jennifer was on such heights during the show that no one else was. And this was proving to be difficult for Friends. It was because Jennifer was most time busy at some other places or shoots and was not coming to the set. And in the last season also it happened. But this all sorted when the episodes were brought down to 18 from 24. 

    Joey’s Stalker

    When this episode came, it was proving to be one of the funniest episodes. But the husband of the stalker Brooke Shields was not happy at all. At that time Andre Agassi was the husband of Shield. And when he got to know about the hand licking scene, he broke his Wimbledon Trophy in anger. 

    When Ross Says Rachel

    This moment was one of the most surprising moments of the whole show. But during this episode producers weren’t happy. It was due to Elliot Gould. As we all knew, he was the father of Ross in the sitcom. As during an interview, he told about this scene to the public. 

    Joey And Rachel

    When the writers and producers brought together Joey and Rachel, it wasn’t appreciated by anyone. The cast, as well as the fans too, were hating this. And Blanc and Anniston both asked the writers again and again to drop it. And as we know, the idea came to an end. 

    Ross And His Cousin

    Ross with student and cousin
    Ross with student and cousin

    Ross was like one of the most decent gentlemen. But his many decisions were against this and raised many controversies. The first one came when he started dating his student. But the other one was even more controversial. This was when he was attracted to his cousin Cassie and tried to get close to her. 

    Carol and Susan

    While filming the marriage of Carol and Susan, controversies rose up. And NBC was expecting a lot of hate and anger mails from the fans. In the end, it all sorted out as they got only four hate emails. 

    Alliance During Negotiations

    Friends cast
    Friends cast

    This was one of the most frustrating moments for the producers. When the stars were called for salary negotiations, something very unexpected happened. It was for the first time ever in Hollywood, that all the cast formed an alliance for negotiating salary. It was the idea of David, and many controversies rose with this alliance. 

    Sakshi Goel
    Sakshi Goel
    Sakshi Goel is an eager entertainment writer and ardor who likes to cover news on celebrities, movies, and TV shows for FirstCuriosity. She is currently pursuing a Master of Sociology. She is a huge fan of Andrew Garfield.

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