So ‘Friends’ star David Schwimmer did an INTERVIEW for ‘Guardian’ recently where he acknowledged that the HIT show was not very PROGRESSIVE when it came to casting minorities and he even suggested maybe ‘Friends’ be rebooted with a NON-WHITE CAST….
SCREECH.. hit the BRAKES… let’s go back… ‘Living Single’ was the BLUEPRINT for ‘Friends’ and people that don’t realize that are just sticking their heads into the sand.
“Living Single” premiered a year before “Friends” and featured an all-black cast. The comedy, which ran from 1993 to 1998 on Fox, starred Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, T.C. Carson, John Henton and Kim Fields and was one of the network’s most popular comedies.
Notably, the series premiered a year before “Friends” did and was produced by the same studio, Warner Bros. Television. COINCIDENCE?
Alexander was QUICK to call SCHWIMMER out…
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, 2020
BLACK TWITTER was QUICK to cosign…