The cast of Friends in the show’s first season. Left to right: Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer. Photo: Warner Bros
The cast of Friends in the show’s first season. Left to right: Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer. Photo: Warner Bros

China’s censors scrub multiple scenes of lesbian character in US sitcom Friends, sparking outrage among fans on mainland

  • The censors have practically buried the lesbian identity of character Carol Willick in season 1 of Friends broadcast by local streaming video providers
  • A scene of two male protagonists kissing on New Year’s Eve in episode 10 of the show was also deleted

The cast of Friends in the show’s first season. Left to right: Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer. Photo: Warner Bros
The cast of Friends in the show’s first season. Left to right: Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer. Photo: Warner Bros
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