January 30, 2020
David Schwimmer has responded to the criticism he has faced since suggesting there should be a reboot of Friends starring an all-Black cast.
Friends David Schwimmer Responds To Criticism After Suggesting An All-Black Reboot
Earlier this week, the actor referenced the much-discussed diversity issues that Friends had in a Guardian interview, revealing he had “campaigned for years to have Ross date women of colour”.
As part of the interview, David also said: “Maybe there should be an all-Black Friends or an all-Asian Friends.”Many people on Twitter were quick to remind him of the 90s sitcom Living Single, which followed the lives of six Black friends who lived together in Brooklyn, New York.
Ericka Alexander, who played Maxine Shaw, was one of those who tweeted about it, writing: ”[Are you] seriously telling me you’ve never heard of #LivingSingle? We invented the template! [You’re] welcome bro.”Hey ⁦@DavidSchwimmer ⁦@FriendsTV⁩ - r u seriously telling me you’ve never heard of #LivingSingle? We invented the template! Yr welcome bro. ;) David Schwimmer 2 The Guardian: “Maybe there should be an all-black Friends or an all-Asian Friends” https://t.co/r8W1ZHBwoy— Erika Alexander (@EAlexTheGreat) January 28, 2020David has now responded to her tweet, insisting that he had been aware of Living Single, and that his words had been “taken out of context”. 
He tweeted: “I didn’t mean to imply Living Single hadn’t existed or indeed hadn’t come before Friends, which I knew it had.
“Please remember in an interview quotes are often pieced together and taken out of context, and then these quotes are re-purposed in other articles by other people who are trying to be provocative.
“I was a fan of Living Single, and was not implying Friends was the first of its kind. To my knowledge, Friends (which came out a year later) was inspired by Marta [Kauffman] & David [Crane]’s own lives and circle of friends living in NY in their twenties. If it was based on Living Single you’d have to ask them.” pic.twitter.com/2sLmtvJosG— schwim (@DavidSchwimmer) January 29, 2020He continued: “It’s entirely possible that Warner Brothers and NBC, encouraged by the success of Living Single, gave the Friends pilot a green light. I honestly don’t know, but seems likely! If that’s the case, we are all indebted to Living Single for paving the way.
“In any event, if my quote was taken out of context, it’s hardly in my control. I assure you I meant no disrespect.”During that same Guardian interview, David poured cold water on fans’ hopes of a Friends revival. 
“I just don’t think it’s possible, given everyone’s different career trajectories,” he said. “I think everyone feels the same – why mess with what felt like the right way to end the series?
“I don’t want to do anything for the money. It would have to make sense creatively and nothing I’ve heard so far, presented to us, makes sense.”
The show has recently been at the centre of reunion rumours, after Jennifer Aniston teased that she and the rest of the cast were “working on something”, but refused to offer any more information.
It had been claimed the reunion in question could be a behind-the-scenes look back at the show, which all six cast members would appear in.READ MORE: David Schwimmer Just Poured Some Serious Cold Water On Those Friends Reunion Hopes Jennifer Aniston And Brad Pitt Beaming At Each Other At The SAG Awards Will Warm The Coldest Of Hearts Friends' Baby Emma Responds To *That* 2020 Scene With A Gag Chandler Would Be Proud Of
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