Matt Le Blanc has defended Friends after some viewers on social media branded the 1990s sitcom as sexist and homophobic.
Recently made available on Netflix in the US, several long-running storylines and jokes on the show have angered younger audiences watching it for the first time.
Chandler's fears he would be mistaken for a gay man, Ross' lesbian ex-wife and Monica's prior struggles with her weight are the particular sore spots.
Le Blanc, who starred in the show as Joey, disagrees heavily with the criticisms - saying Friends avoided overly political topics.
"I've heard those rumours too about people taking pot shots at Friends, but I don't want to get into that. I disagree with all that," he told the BBC.
"Friends was about themes that stand the test of time - trust, love, relationships, betrayal, family and things like that."
However social media users are undecided on whether the show could be called problematic.
"Guys Friends was not homophobic and it's counterproductive to look at a TV show from 20 years a go through the lens of 2018," one user said.
"I'm nearly done with Friends and I just gotta say this is such a problematic show like wow half this shit wouldn't fly now if it were airing," another wrote.