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Friends: 10 Reasons Why Ross Is The Worst Person Ever

Are we really supposed to root for this guy?

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Every show has a main character whose antics drive the course of the show, and whilst Friends is a show about six people living in New York and stumbling their way through life together, it's Ross (and his relationship with Rachel) which sits at the core of the show.

Now, in order to make a solid protagonist for a sitcom, one attribute must shine through above all others, and that's their ability to be in some way endearing. However, looking back on the show, it's pretty clear that Ross Gellar, as played by David Schwimmer, is far from the most sympathetic or likeable character to ever grace our screens.

Now, it can't be said that Ross is all bad on the show - he gave us the wonderful "Pivot!" sequence, the leather pants incident, was (sometimes) actually quite a good friend, and came through in the end, giving the show a happy ending after finally, properly ending up with Rachel.

Unfortunately, all of Ross's high points are tainted by all the terrible, often inexcusable things he's done. From neglecting numerous relationships, letting his overwhelming selfishness get in the way of doing the right thing, or over-reacting to things he has no right over-reacting to, here are just a few reasons why Ross is both a terrible person, and a seriously unlikeable protagonist.

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