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Marta Kauffman has been the subject of mockery on social media after an LA Times Wednesday profile on her revealed she was pledging $4 million to atone for her famous series’ lack of diversity among its lead cast.
The LA Times article on Kauffman read: “Despite [Friends] success, however, the comedy was repeatedly criticized for its lack of diversity, with many observers wondering how the characters existed in a predominantly white environment, even though the series was set in New York City.
As the outlet noted, Kauffman initially pushed back against those criticisms, calling them “difficult and frustrating.” She also said she felt the series was “unfairly singled out”.
“But now,” Kauffman says, “she understands,” the LA Times said, adding that she “had a dramatic change of heart, and she now feels the criticisms about ‘Friends’ were fair.”
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Apparently, Kauffman’s show wasn’t more inclusive because of “its internalization of the systemic racism that plagues our society.” She had been swayed by “systemic racism” and didn’t see it clearly until the “aftermath of the 2020 killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and the global protest movement that erupted around him,” said explained the media.
As such, the article noted, “This calculation was the catalyst for his decision to pledge $4 million to his alma mater, Boston-area Brandeis University, to establish an endowed chair in the department. African and African-American studies from the school.”
In a Zoom interview with the LA Times, Kauffman insisted that she “has learned a lot over the past 20 years. Admitting and accepting guilt isn’t easy. It’s painful to look at yourself in the mirror. .I’m embarrassed that I don’t know better 25 years ago.”
Although Kauffman’s apology and promise of redress for failing to meet diversity standards was met with derision and ridicule on Twitter.
Podcaster and radio host Gerry Callahan torched Kauffman, tweeting, “We have a winner – the most guilty white person in the world.”
Townhall podcaster and columnist Derek Hunter sarcastically tweeted: “About time! #Dicks.”
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Steve Deace of The Blaze poked fun at Kauffman with his tweet about watching a sitcom centered around an African-American family. “I remember thinking as a white kid watching Good Times reruns that the show made me feel like it lacked representation and agency,” he wrote.
Washington Free Beacon reporter Chuck Ross joked, “How much will she pay for Chandler’s trans mom?”
“Thanks.” Spectator editor Stephen L. Miller tweeted sarcastically.
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