1. He makes everything about him
Matthew argues that Ross makes every situation about himself, even when it has nothing to do with him. For instance, he constantly blamed himself for his first wife, Carol, coming out as a lesbian. “He always makes himself out to be the victim, [like] he was brutally tricked by Carol. But, there’s no master plan here.” Smh.
2. He is *very* problematic
We all know Friends was filmed in the early 1990s. Keeping that in mind, there were a lot of societal norms that were acceptable then, but would quickly get called out in the year 2022. In Ross’s case, he has a very narrow view of masculinity. Matthew mentioned the time when Ross told everyone Chandler was gay on their college alumni website, just because he told everyone Ross likes to sleep with dinosaurs. “It’s very disrespectful, in my opinion,” he said. “His stereotypical view on masculinity is ingrained in his character and makes him problematic.”
3. He’s extremely toxic
We can all agree that Ross and Rachel weren’t on a break, right? Even though their relationship ended in complete turmoil, Ross (kinda sorta) made it happen. His weariness of Mark (you know, the one that got Rachel the job at Bloomingdale's) ultimately drove him to be a toxic boyfriend—which is not ok—according to Matthew. “He was 100% in the wrong,” he said.
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