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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.
Toy maker Mattel, Inc. is doing its part to help minor children choose their own genders with a new line of gender-nonconforming dolls.
The Creatable World gender nonconforming dolls are available with short hair and a kit containing long wigs and a variety of gender neutral clothing options.
Children can create over 100 different genders with the dolls.
"Toys are a reflection of culture and as the world continues to celebrate the positive impact of inclusivity, we felt it was time to create a doll line free of labels," said Kim Culmone, senior vice president of Mattel Fashion Doll Design.
Mattel worked with parents, doctors and other child experts to create the new line of dolls that will help children rethink the former boy, girl gender standard.
The dolls were tested on 250 families, including 15 children who identify as transgender, gender binary, gender nonconforming, etc.
The new toy line is part of Mattel's push to eliminate the boy, girl stereotypes in today’s culture.
"Through research, we heard that kids don't want their toys dictated by gender norms," Culmone said. "This line allows all kids to express themselves freely, which is why it resonates so strongly with them."
The new dolls are available now in stores.
Question: Do you plan to buy the Creatable World dolls for your children?
Corporations are erasing biological women/females from all legal documents to be more inclusive of all 200+ genders.
One Redditor wrote a lengthy post complaining that her bosses ordered her to remove all instances of women or gender-specific female procedures from company documents.
She wrote, "[T]hey want me to edit the old versions of the document in such a way that women are completely removed [from] childbirth to, and i quote" show that we are an inclusive company" and that all genders can become pregnant..."
Read the unedited post below:
"Currently my company has me working on (translating and editing) various legal documents and protocols. Contracts, business agreements, legal forms pertaining to getting company cars etc.
Most of those already had pretty gender neutral language, but most relevant here is a set of documents pertaining to asking and granting leave of absence for medical reasons.
One of these is specifically a protocol for granting leave in the case of pregnancy, childbirth, adoption and foster care.
They want me to edit the old versions of the document in such a way that women are completely removed form childbirth to, and i quote " show that we are an inclusive company" and that all genders can become pregnant and they think they should support that.
So here I am, painstakingly removing all evidence of women from this important document. Removing all mentions of "she/her/hers, mother, woman, female, vagina, uterus" and many other words specific to women. In the section on specification for women who need to pump or breastfeed I had to argue till I was blue in the face for them to let me even include the word 'breasts' ( like, what else do they want me to call that? Chestfeeding?!?)
A very brief section of this document describes exceptions that may be made to extend pregancy and childirth related leave due to medical reasons such as vaginal tearing, C-section, instable pelvic floor and other birth related, female specific issues that men could never have. I am walking among fire pits trying to keep language in this section up the the company's new "shiny and progressive" standards and to not use any language that could exclude men or [non-binary]'s.
This is literally erasing women from official documents to pander to genderweird people. I feel so icky even doing it but unfortunately i have no choice as I am only a lowly translator and in no way allowed to make decisions."