“Friends” is one of the most beloved series of the ’90s. It could be said that when it comes to sitcom television productions, it is one of the most appreciated in its niche, all over the world and, especially, of all times. You just can’t help but love Phoebe, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Rachel.
And if everyone already knows the six friends, the same cannot be said about the secondary (episodic) characters. Of course, a true fan will not “miss” anything, but those who have watched “from time to time” “Friends” may not remember the gay relationship between Susan, Ross Geller’s ex-wife, and Carol. Obviously, for a series that aired in the ’90s, such scenes might have seemed shocking, which is not the case today, however, when the world has evolved far enough to understand that love is love, regardless of gender. two partners.
The same cannot be said of China, the country that has chosen to censor some scenes from this cult series.
Gay scenes from “Friends”, considered outrageous by Chinese communist officials
Although most Chinese have already seen the uncensored version of the series “Friends” between 2012 and 2013, the people of this country no longer have the opportunity to enjoy this privilege, as any dialogue or scene about the relationship and marriage between the two women have now disappeared from the landscape. Chinese officials believe such scenes have nothing to do with the film.
Obviously, the reaction provoked a lot of criticism on the social networks in this country, the fans of the series noticing the “small adjustments” made by the representatives of the totalitarian regime.
Many of them confessed that they had learned English from “Friends” and, moreover, that this series gave them an insight into how life goes beyond China’s borders.
Other films have suffered the same fate. For example, the scenes in “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which talks about the sexuality of Freddie Mercury, have been unsatisfied, while the ending of “Fight Club” has been modified to please the regime.