Erika Alexander on David Schwimmer Proposing 'All-Black' Reboot of 'Friends': 'Heard of #LivingSingle?'

People quickly reminded Schwimmer that 'Living Single' came out in 1993, while 'Friends' came out in 1994.

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David Schwimmer recently proposed an all-black version of his blockbuster NBC sitcom Friends, which sounds like a cool idea at first — until you remember Friends is basically the all-white reboot of the Fox sitcom Living Single.

"Maybe there should be an all-black Friends or an all-Asian Friends," Schwimmer told The Guardian in an interview, in response to criticism about the show's all-white cast. "But I was well aware of the lack of diversity and I campaigned for years to have Ross date women of color. One of the first girlfriends I had on the show was an Asian American woman, and later I dated African American women. That was a very conscious push on my part."

Twitter users quickly reminded Schwimmer that Living Single came out in 1993, while Friends came out in 1994. Many fans believe that Friends was a rip-off of the Queen Latifah-starring show.

Friends was an all-white reboot of Living Single.

— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) January 28, 2020

Apparently, David Schwimmer has no idea he was on a white reboot of “Living Single”

— Michael Harriot (@michaelharriot) January 28, 2020

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