After almost two decades of still receiving royalties of millions of dollars from Friends, fans don't love Jennifer Aniston's comments on the sitcom.
Even though she initially refused the role that changed her life, eventually auditioned for . It's hard to imagine anyone else as Rachel, especially considering the sitcom had 10 seasons and is one of the most re-watched shows today. So, from day one on the set, when she appeared as a bride who just left her groom at the altar, Rachel Green won the hearts of millions of people with her charismatic personality and humor.
Apparently, because Jennifer Aniston was reportedly the clown of the class, always making everyone laugh. She quickly became a household name, and her income increased yearly. At some point, the cast of was one of the highest-paid in Hollywood, getting even $1 million per episode in the final seasons.
After almost two decades since ended, Jennifer Aniston's bank account still receives royalties of millions per year. Considering the popularity of the sitcom, but also what it meant to Jennifer Aniston's career, fans weren't happy when she made some unexpected comments on the jokes.
Jennifer Aniston is a Hollywood superstar, but her breakout role in really catapulted her to international stardom. Playing Rachel Green on the beloved sitcom for 10 seasons earned her a great reputation, increased her net worth, and, most importantly, made her a star.
After all these years, fans still get heated when it comes to deciding whether Rachel and Ross were on a break.
But it wasn't just her performance that made an impact. Jennifer Aniston became a style icon, especially because of her signature hairstyle, "The Rachel", which became a cultural phenomenon and a defining look of the '90s.
No matter where the entire cast went, everyone was always with all eyes on them, appreciating their genuine friendship in real life. As a result of the sitcom's popularity, , but it never happened.
While it's clear that Jennifer Aniston's career might not have been as successful as it is if it wasn't for , she caused a stir with her comments on the show's humor. In an interview for , on modern comedy which has evolved considerably since the sitcom ended. She didn't stop there and said:
"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.”
“There’s a whole generation of people, kids, who are now going back to episodes of ‘Friends’ and find them offensive,” said Jennifer Aniston. In other words, the world has evolved so much, and making fun of certain types of people quickly falls into being mean, rude, or simply discriminating against certain categories.
In a way, she expressed her concern about the sitcom's contribution to harmful stereotypes and negative portrayals of certain groups.
Even though some fans think there is truth to her words, in the sense that actually included some offensive jokes, , since Rachel Green was one of the most beloved characters of the sitcom.
Others even slammed her for getting a lot of money each year from the show, considering she will continue to receive royalties for many years to come.
"Jennifer Aniston feels like someone who is perpetually stuck in the 90s," wrote one fan, summarizing the overall opinion. According to fans, Jennifer Aniston's best moments in her career were because of , during which she was catapulted to international stardom.
For this reason, but also because she went through the controversial situation with Brad Pitt at that time, fans think Jennifer Aniston wants the '90s to come back because that's when she had her big break.
Considering these points but also her comments on how things were better before the Internet, things didn't sit well with younger audiences. It seems that , mostly because they think she hasn't adapted beyond the era.
is one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time, but were there any jokes that crossed the line? That's the question on everyone's minds after one of the main characters, Rachel Green, felt that the jokes might be offensive to younger audiences.
While Jennifer Aniston didn't specify exactly what jokes she was referring to, . One of the most debated jokes that remained throughout the sitcom's many seasons was Monica's weight when she was a teenager.
All characters made fun of her former weight at some point during the show, which could be one of the reasons why Jennifer Aniston felt that it might be offensive to younger audiences. Another really debated joke was Ross being frustrated that his son Ben was playing with a doll, strengthening certain stereotypes about gender roles.
With all of these, it's no wonder why Jennifer Aniston has some concerns about how younger audiences understand the '90s sitcom's jokes. Still, fans consider there are many other people who could have made these comments, and not necessarily someone who still earns millions because of the "offensive" jokes' popularity.