'How I Met Your Racist Controversy' is probably not what US TV executives were hoping to wake up to this morning, but after the episode, 'Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmara', which aired in America on Monday night, that's exactly what they got.
The episode, which featured the latest in the show's long-running, fan-favorite Slapsgiving gag, was overshadowed by fan outcry at the use of yellowface and other racist overtones (what, all Asian people don't eat noodles, do kung-fu, and practice calligraphy?), all chronicled on Twitter thanks to the ever-clever #HowIMetYourRacism hashtag.
CBS, which broadcasts the series in the US, has the full episode on their website... for now... although, no surprise, all the offending photos have been removed from their press site. But that's why screenshots were invented! Take a look:
On his quest to learn how to give Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) the ultimate slap, Marshall (Jason Segel) visited a dojo where a small Asian boy told him the threeRead More »from 'How I Met Your Mother' Racism: Creators Apologise for Kung-Fu Slapsgiving Episode