Creators Of How I Met Your Mother Respond To Racism Accusations

Photo courtesy of CBS

Photo courtesy of CBS

Adrienne Tyler
Staff Writer

On last Monday’s episode of How I Met Your Mother, Jason Segel’s character, Marshall, visits Shanghai where he encounters the asian versions of his friends.

The accent, make-up, costumes and use of the term “yellowface” created controversy on social networks, with viewers taking twitter to express their discontent with the hashtag “#HowIMetYourRacism”.

Co-creator Carter Bays took to twitter to release an apology, stating he and fellow showrunner Craig Thomas are “deeply sorry” for the any offence caused:

How I Met Your Mother is in the middle of it’s ninth and final season, with the final episode due to air on March 31 on CBS.

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