Friends is censored in China for LGTBI + scenes


China is again in controversy after it was revealed that Friends would have been modified and some LGTBI + scenes had been removed

friends It is without a doubt one of the most popular series on American television. That is why the fans of the production were surprised to learn that it had been censored in china for LGBT+ scenes.

Last February 11 the streaming platforms the seasons of the legendary American comedy premiered. But immediately the followers of the series pointed out that some scenes were missing. Even some of them belonged to the start of production.

According to fans of friendsthe contents that were missing were those that made references to gay people or content that had to do with the LGBTI+ community.

It was revealed that a conversation in which Ross (David Schwimmer) says that his ex-wife Carol (Jane Sibbett) is a lesbian was deleted.

Scenes in which her character appears were also deleted, as well as the kiss between Joey (Matt LeBlanc) and Chandler (Matthew Perry).

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Followers also pointed out that some translations of friends they had been modified. An example of this was when Joey proposes to go to a strip club, instead he points out that they should go out and play.

In another scene, the expression “multiple orgasms” is subtitled in Chinese as “multiple gossip.”

through the hashtag #Friendshasbeennsored users have spoken out against censorship because they pointed out that it is incredible that at this time they continue removing LGTBI+ scenes.

The special meeting of Friends was also censored

It is not the first time that the Asian country has done this with the content of friends and it is that their reunion was also censored by the participation of BTS, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.

The part where various fans talk about how the ‘sitcom’ influenced their lives. It also suffered several cuts so as not to show followers of the LGTBI collective.


For example, the part where a gay man talks about Jennifer Aniston’s hair is not available. And how a girl introduces her girlfriend and says «I found my Monica».

friends It aired from 1994 to 2004 and revolves around a group of friends, played by Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt Le Blanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer.

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