The Daily Populous

Sunday May 17th, 2020 evening edition

image for 'Friends' star Lisa Kudrow responds to criticisms of show's 'all-white cast,' saying sitcom 'should be looked at as a time capsule, not for what they did wrong'

"Well, it would not be an all-white cast, for sure," she told British newspaper The Times in an article published Saturday.

Kudrow countered criticism that "Friends" did not age well, considering its lack of diversity, by pointing out the show's more progressive storylines such as an LGBTQ character.

She also shared what she thought Phoebe, her character, would be doing in quarantine: "She would be militaristic about creating art.".

Lisa Kudrow, known for playing Phoebe Buffay on "Friends," said that she stands behind the beloved '90s sitcom that continues to garner fans.

"There was a guy whose wife discovered she was gay and pregnant, and they raised the child together?

"Part of what appeals about ['Friends'] now is that young people have this unconscious nostalgia for personal connection.

And not just right now during the pandemic, but before that," Kudrow said in The Times interview. »

Tibetans demand China disclose fate of boy taken away in '95

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Tibetans demand China disclose fate of boy taken away in '95 Tibet’s self-declared government-in-exile is marking the 25th anniversary of the disappearance of a boy named as Tibetan Buddhism’s second highest figure by calling on China to account for his whereabouts.

Beijing claims the Himalayan territory has been part of China for centuries, but many Tibetans say they were largely independent for most of that time.

The 10th Panchen Lama was imprisoned by China and died under what some consider suspicious circumstances in 1989 after making speeches calling for greater religious and social freedoms for Tibetans. »