Millennials Are Rewatching ‘Friends’ and Saying It’s Super Offensive

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Anyone who is anyone loves Friends… Even those who claim that they’ve never watched it or simply don’t enjoy it. Yes, you have watched it, and yes you do enjoy it. Stop lying to yourselves.

Anyway, it’s been an awfully quiet fifteen years since the final episode of Friends aired and we said our tearful goodbyes to the 6 friends we all grew to know and love.

But now millennials are rewatching the show and they don’t like what they see.

Friends is arguably one of the most successful sitcoms of all time.

We were first introduced to the Friends gang back in 1994, when Ross (David Schwimmer), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Chandler (Matthew Perry), Monica, (Courteney Cox), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), and Joey (Matt LeBlanc) first burst onto our screens.

It was an instant hit…

Created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, the comedy follows the friends, who live in the same New York apartment block, as they together navigate through the turbulent years of their late twenties.

And we grew to become incredibly attached to these characters…

The show truly made us feel like a member of the Friends gang, even when we were conflicted over whether Ross and Rachel really were on a break or not… FYI they totally were on a break.

And we watched through our tears as the gang said their final goodbyes to the apartment we had all grown to know and love for the past decade.

Monica and Chandler were starting a family, Phoebe was newly married, Rachel had a new job in Paris… As with a lot of friendships, the gang had grown apart and were embarking upon their separate journeys.

Oh, and Rachel got off the plane…

Fans rejoiced as Ross and Rachel finally put their differences aside and got back together.

We have never found out what happened to the gang. Did Rachel and Ross stay together? Would Monica and Chandler ever get divorced? Did Joey ever make it as a big actor?

Apart from the occasional reunion on talk-shows, fans have had their fair share of disappointments when it comes to waiting for a Friends reunion.  

A trailer for a Friends movie went viral last year, giving superfans false hope that the sitcom was hitting the box office…

But it wasn’t to be. The trailer was quickly confirmed to be fake and, again, our dreams were shattered.

Matt Le Blanc left fans heartbroken last year as he rejected calls for the show to return, saying the sitcom simply “wouldn’t be the same” in an interview with the Mail Online. He added, “People want to know what happened to them. But it was about a finite period in a person’s life after college, before you settle down and start a family.”

The show’s co-creator Marta Kauffman, says she constantly gets “nagged” by fans to bring the sitcom back. “Watch the old ones – there is no way we could win that. And there’s no way it would be satisfying and it’ll never happen. We’ll never do it,” she said in an interview with Deadline.

Many worry that, because Friends was about a group of people in their twenties and thirties, it just wouldn’t work following the gang through their forties and fifties.

Jennifer Aniston finally joined Instagram, and her first post was a selfie of her and the rest of the Friends gang. “And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM,” she captioned the post.

Surely this could mean a Friends reunion?!

And finally, the news we have all been waiting for arrived last week…

All of the cast have posted on Instagram confirming the news of a reunion.

It doesn’t get more official than that!

Because young people are rewatching the show and have discovered something rather worrying about one of the characters.

The loveable but dopey character might actually be more insidious than you thought…

Remember when he said he was nice to women “only for sex”? Not cool.

He’s basically a man-child.

Who he chose solely based on the fact she looked like a supermodel?

He also relentlessly borrowed money from Chandler.

He was also oddly creepy around his female friends – Rachel in particular.

He was relentlessly mocked by his “friends” for carrying a “purse” – like there’s anything wrong with that!

Monica and Rachel made out for one minute – and Chandler and Joey just gave them the living space back.

When he and Chandler managed to lose Ben on the New York public transport system. Yikes.

His love of casual sex with multiple partners is always played for laughs!

Loveable rogue – or secret villain? Want more from Matt LeBlanc? Scroll on for the weirdest thing that happened to him during the height of his Friends fame.