Jennifer Aniston has recently expressed her surprise at the news that a growing number of young people are finding the hit TV show Friends’; offensive. Aniston, who played the character Rachel Green on the show for 10 years, spoke out in a recent interview with InStyle Magazine. The actress stated that she found it interesting that a show that was so beloved by millions of viewers during its original run from 1994 to 2004, could now be considered offensive by the younger generation. Aniston went on to say that she believes that the humor of the show was based on real emotions and situations and that it was never intended to offend. Aniston’s comments come after reports that some young people have taken issue with the show’s portrayal of certain topics, such as body shaming and homophobia. Critics have argued that the show’s jokes about the weight of the character Monica Geller and the frequent use of the word & gay in a negative context is no longer acceptable in today’s society. However, Aniston defended the show, stating that it was a product of its time and that people should view it through that lens. She argued that the show was never meant to be malicious and that it was simply a reflection of the attitudes of the era in which it was produced.