Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman says she ‘didn’t do enough’ for diversity

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Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman has admitted she “didn’t do enough” to promote racial diversity in her shows. Kauffman, who also co-created Grace and Frankie, was asked on a virtual panel interview what she wished she knew when she started out. “I just wish I knew then what I know now. I would’ve made very different decisions,” she said. Despite its success, Friends has been criticised in recent years for its lack of diversity, even by its cast members. Kauffman added during the 2020 ATX TV Festival: “I mean we’ve always encouraged people of diversity in our company, but I didn’t do enough and now all I can think about is, what can I do?