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[TV] How I Met Your Mother Showrunners Apologize For Use of Yellowface in Episode
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.16.2014



The showrunners of How I Met Your Mother have apologized after the most recent episode was accused of depicting racist content. The episode, titled "Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra" saw Marshall (Jason Segal) heading to China in order to learn how to deliver the most devestating slep he could to Barney (Neil Patrick Harris). It put regulars Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders and Alyson Hannigan in the role of martial arts masters using "yellowface," similar to the idea of using blackface to portray African-American.

The BBC reports that the episode drew instant criticism with the hashtag #HowIMetYourRacism trending on Twitter. The Asian-American equality group 18 Million Rising issued a statement that read, "The thing... about this: a whole lot of people had to not just say 'okay', but agree this was a good idea."

Writer Carter Bays then took to Twitter, posting:

With Monday's episode, we set out to make a silly and unabashedly immature homage to Kung Fu movies, a genre we've always loved. But along the way we offended people. We're deeply sorry, and we're grateful to everyone who spoke up to make us aware of it.

We try to make a show that's universal, that anyone can watch and enjoy. We fell short of that this week, and feel terrible about it. To everyone we offended, I hope we can regain your friendship, and end this series on a note of goodwill. Thanks.


The show ends its run this year.





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