Jennifer Aniston was always making headlines as Rachel Green in the beloved hit TV series Friends. From “The Rachel” haircut to her iconic fashion choices, Aniston was a fan favorite and the audience always seemed to have eyes for her…but with all that attention comes some unwanted scrutiny as well.
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Even though decades have passed since the show first aired, the show remains relevant and popular among millennials. Although each character has their individual, over-the-top quirks, they still remain incredibly relatable and the jokes are still funny. But being on a show as big and timeless as Friends, and constantly being under a microscope, can have its highs and lows.
One is that certain insignificant details, such as whether or not Rachel Green wore a bra, continue to arise. Fans of the show can’t seem to help but notice that Jennifer Aniston, and her nipples, make a recurring appearance within the series.
Although today’s generation has movements such as Free The Nipple, it still seems to shock some viewers that Aniston’s nipples continued to show up in episodes. Some viewers saw it as opportunistic by producers to sexualize Aniston’s character, others believed it proves the show was a pioneer in the ’90s for being so open and normalizing the nipple, and others just seem confused by the choice.
Was Jennifer Aniston aware of just how often her nipples were showing? Was it intentional? Did producers encourage the choice? People had questions and they wanted answers! Known as the “Nipplegate”, this issue continues to be a popular topic of discussion on social media.
When asked about it by Vogue, Aniston finally addressed the question: “Yeah, I don’t know what to say about that! It’s just one of those things, I guess. I wear a bra, I don’t know what to tell ya!”
More importantly, the actress added, “And I don’t know why we’re supposed to be ashamed of them – it’s just the way my breasts are! But hey, OG, I’m not going to complain!” Well said, Jen, well said. You’ll always be an OG in our book, and not just for your nipples.
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