Matthew Perry has promised that his controversial comments about Keanu Reeves will not be in future versions of his book “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing.” After getting criticism for writing about Reeves in his book and asking why he “still walks among us” when “talented” actors and “original thinkers” like River Phoenix and Chris Farley had died, the “Friends” star said he was sorry.
Now, Perry is doing something about it by getting rid of the references to Reeves. On Saturday, at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Perry said that Reeves’ name would be taken out of all future copies of “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing.”
“I said a stupid thing. It was a mean thing to do,” Perry said at the festival. “
I pulled his name because I live on the same street. I’ve apologized publicly to him. Any future versions of the book will not have his name in it.”
Perry also said that he wants to apologise to Reeves, even though he hasn’t done so yet. “If I run into the guy, I’ll apologise. He said, “It was just stupid.”
The parts of “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing” that talk about Reeves were written to honour people like Phoenix and Farley, but the way they were done was harshly criticised.