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    People, it’s time to pipe down about Friends

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have noticed that Friends is now on Netflix. You will probably have also noticed the numerous angry think pieces about how the show is ‘problematic’ (ugh, I hate that word), and the endless lists ranking the characters from best to worst (like we didn’t all decide our favourites twenty years ago). However, this little gem, in particular, incensed me. Firstly, the guy who wrote it seriously needs to lighten up. He describes the characters as ‘quite terrible people’, before going on to ask, ‘could they be anymore [sic] “first world problems”’? Yes, he’s right; they’re all white, heterosexual and cisgender. Yes, some…