#HowIMetYourRacism (‘How I Met Your Mother’) Asian kung fu controversy

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How I Met Your Racism?

The creators of  “How I Met Your Mother” have apologized after they were accused of causing offense by including a “silly and unabashedly immature” homage to kung fu movies in the show.

During an episode that aired on Monday, Jason Segel’s character travels to China to train with three masters in the art of slapping.  His co-starts were dressed in Asian-themed costumes, which seemed to anger viewers on Twitter.  User’s were using the hashtag #HowIMetYourRacism to show their anger towards the scene.

In a series of posts on Twitter, Bays writes, “Hey guys, sorry this took so long. Craig and I want to say a few words about ?#HowIMetYourRacism… 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.”

I looked for the video on YouTube but couldn’t find it. Here’s CNN’s video about the incident below.  I’m sure they took the video off YouTube and radio stations by now. Any videos up there just show an image and people talk over it so don’t bother trying to look!