Creator of ‘Friends’ TV Series Donates $4 Million to Brandeis U. to Atone for Lack of Diversity on the Show
“to establish an endowed professorship in the university’s Department of African and African American Studies”
This illustrates social justice as a form of religion. What is being purchased for this donation is what the Catholic Church used to call an indulgence.
Campus Reform reports:
‘Friends’ creator donates $4 million to atone for her non-woke series
Marta Kauffman, creator of the popular 1990s sitcom Friends, has donated $4 million to her alma mater, Brandeis University, to establish an endowed professorship in the university’s Department of African and African American Studies.
The endowment, which will “support a distinguished scholar with a concentration in the study of the peoples and cultures of Africa and the African diaspora”, was given by Kauffman, who has publicly expressed guilt for only casting White actors in the sitcom’s lead roles.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Kauffman attributed her lack of black leads to her “internalization of the systemic racism that plagues our society.”
Brandeis University’s announcement of the endowment states that Kauffman was “deeply affected” by the murder of George Floyd in 2020, and the protests that followed.
Friends takes place in New York City and follows the lives of six characters.
Kauffman has also recently expressed regret for referring to Chandler’s father with the wrong pronouns.
In 2021, HBO Max released a Friends: The Reunion documentary.
The Los Angeles Times was quick to criticize the special, stating, “At a time when the television landscape is becoming increasingly diverse and inclusive, it’s uncomfortable – if not outright inappropriate – to raise a glass to a sitcom that was so blind to the multiculturalism of the world where it took place.”
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