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Sherri Shepherd wasn't asked to return to "Friends" after she joked about the cast's lack of diversity (read: Black people).
According to Sherri's best friend, blogger Jawn Murray, Sherri, 53, got herself blacklisted when she sent a postcard to the show's co-creator which wasn't well-received.
The former "The View" co-host sent a postcard to the show's co-creator Marta Kauffman with a joke about the show's lack of diversity.
"Sherri was one of the few black faces that was on 'Friends,'" Murray told ABC News' Linsey Davis.
"Her, Aisha Tyler and Gabrielle Union. And Sherri was on 'Friends' at a time that you sent out postcards to let people know, 'Hey, I'm going to be on TV.'"
The postcard, which Sherri sent to her friends, contained a photo of Sherri with the message, "'Friends' get a little color."
"Well, [Sherri] also sent that postcard to Marta, and she got the postcard and [Sherri] was never asked back on the show," said Murray.
Page Six reached out to Kauffman for a reaction to Murray's comments, but she didn't respond.
She did admit to not doing enough to champion diversity on the show at the virtual ATX Television Festival earlier this month.
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Journalist and media pundit Jawn Murray set the record straight about that Patti LaBelle meme that's circulating on social media.
I already knew that professional gold digger Tameka Foster ex-Glover ex-Raymond didn't write that article for Huffington Post. That's why I didn't waste my time posting it. Unlike the gullible public, I knew that Tameka wasn't articulate enough to string together a coherent paragraph unless she copied and pasted it from somewhere -- or someone else helped her write it.
From BV Buzz By Jawn Murray:
When Tameka Foster posted the blog entry "She's Pretty for a Dark-Skinned Girl..." on The Huffington Post, both celebrities and regular women alike celebrated her blog message on Twitter and Facebook.
Unbeknownst to them, while they were saluting Usher Raymond's soon-to-be ex-wife's essay on skin complexion, author Aisha Curry, who wrote the book 'Pretty For a Black Girl' (AuthorHouse/$10.49) read the piece and felt outraged that her tome had been apparently been lifted and used by Foster, who passed the work off as her own.
Read Foster's full essay here.
"My heart sank into my stomach. All the hard work, all the sleepless nights I had endured was playing back in my head as I read this article written by a woman I didn't even know," Curry told BV Buzz. "Why did I feel so connected to this article? Suddenly, it came to me. It was my work! It was my work, my voice, but in her words. I was frozen. Tears began rolling down my face as I read line after line after line. I couldn't believe it. The idea that someone could gain notoriety from an issue that I first brought to the forefront is mindboggling. People were praising her for tackling an issue that had never been exposed. Hello?!? I wrote the book on it and started it years ago. The only difference between her article and my book is she used 'dark-skinned' and I used 'Black.'" READ MORE...