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How I Met Your Mother Gears Up For Finale By Being Racist

by | 17th, January 2014

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From left, Alyson Hannigan, Cobie Smulders, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel and Neil Patrick Harris accept the award for favorite network TV comedy for “How I Met Your Mother” during the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

IT has been running for a while, but now How I Met Your Mother is finally winding up and allowing us to all find out the answer to the show’s looming question. Of course, we’ve SEEN mother and wonder how such a likeable bunch of characters managed to put up with mainman Ted Moseby being such an unswerving pillock for so long.

And that’s not even including his dreadful Nu Metal spiked hair.

Anyway, in the build-up the the end of the show, it has dropped a massive clanger by being a bit racist. Basically, the show did a homage to kung fu and the whole thing went a bit yellowfaced Breakfast At Tiffany’s.

The episode showed the ever loveable Jason Segal trying to learn kung fu and his teachers were co-stars Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders and Alyson Hannigan.

Of course, these whiteys dressed up in stereotypical “Asian” attire which saw Twitter exploding with rage. And a few (presumably) white people saying “Oh shush, get over it.” Soon enough, the hashtag #HowIMetYourRacism, coupled with furious comments, flooded the network.

Michael Suen spat: “Disturbing takeaway is that it’s somehow acceptable—safe, even—to do racist Asian jokes. It’s not edgy cable, it’s CBS.”

Now, show execs are crying and apologising. Co-creator Carter Bays took to Twitter to ask for forgiveness.

“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.”

Next week: How I Met Your Mother blacks up while Ted learns how to breakdance.



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