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    "How I Met Your Mother" Puts A Character In Yellowface

    The reaction on Twitter: #HowIMetYourRacism. Update: "How I Met Your Mother" co-creator Carter Bays has responded to this criticism on Twitter.

    Monday's episode of "How I Met Your Mother" on CBS continued an ongoing joke about a slap bet between Marshall and Barney. In order to win the bet, and give the best slap to Barney, Marshall explains he learned the "Slap of a Million Exploding Suns" by seeking wisdom from three great masters.

    It turned out these supposed wise ones were played by Marshall's friends — Colbie Smulders, Josh Radnor and Alyson Hannigan — in yellowface. People went to Twitter with #HowIMetYourRacism to takedown the episode.

    1.

    I used to watch @HowIMetMother but I now refuse to and hope they apologize for yellowface. #HowIMetYourRacism

    Suey Park@suey_park

    I used to watch @HowIMetMother but I now refuse to and hope they apologize for yellowface. #HowIMetYourRacism

    05:46 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    2.

    #HowIMetYourRacism Hey, Katy Perry called and wants her costume back. Oh wait, she stole hers too.

    Suey Park@suey_park

    #HowIMetYourRacism Hey, Katy Perry called and wants her costume back. Oh wait, she stole hers too.

    06:00 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    3.

    So I watched @HIMYM_CBS and was disappointed. Then I came on Twitter and saw #HowIMetYourRacism. Good job, Twitter.

    Nicole Says Things@NFRAggie

    So I watched @HIMYM_CBS and was disappointed. Then I came on Twitter and saw #HowIMetYourRacism. Good job, Twitter.

    06:45 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    4.

    Really, #HIMYM?? You couldn't even bring yourself to hire Asian actors for this? http://t.co/oUdTXneCe6 #HowIMetYourRacism @CBS

    šīrīn ✺ š▟īʿ@shereenTshafi

    Really, #HIMYM?? You couldn't even bring yourself to hire Asian actors for this? http://t.co/oUdTXneCe6 #HowIMetYourRacism @CBS

    06:11 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    5.

    @CBS #Yellowface doesn't get you better ratings, it just makes people want to boycott your network #HowIMetYourRacism

    JH Seouljaboy Park@SeouljaboyPark

    @CBS #Yellowface doesn't get you better ratings, it just makes people want to boycott your network #HowIMetYourRacism

    06:58 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    6.

    I'm not surprised about #howimetyourracism and #yellowface on @CBS. The network's name warned us that we'll see BS.

    Michael@LookMaICanWrite

    I'm not surprised about #howimetyourracism and #yellowface on @CBS. The network's name warned us that we'll see BS.

    06:58 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    7.

    I remember the very first episode of HIMYM where Middle Eastern women (lebanese to be exact)were deemed as sexual objects #HowIMetYourRacism

    Despereaux@AidaaOz

    I remember the very first episode of HIMYM where Middle Eastern women (lebanese to be exact)were deemed as sexual objects #HowIMetYourRacism

    06:37 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    8.

    @humancity @suey_park #HowIMetYourRacism - when a show's cast has no People of Color - racism will surely make cameo appearances

    Khaled Bey@legyptian

    @humancity @suey_park #HowIMetYourRacism - when a show's cast has no People of Color - racism will surely make cameo appearances

    06:49 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    9.

    people are already claiming asian american's are overreacting. demanding to be treated w/ decency is never overreacting. #HowIMetYourRacism

    e. jae@heyejae

    people are already claiming asian american's are overreacting. demanding to be treated w/ decency is never overreacting. #HowIMetYourRacism

    06:44 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    10.

    How I Insulted & Alienated Asian Americans? How I Was A Complete Jerk? How I Cheaply Exploited Others? #HowIMetYourRacism @HIMYM_CBS @CBS

    middle finger emoji@humancity

    How I Insulted & Alienated Asian Americans? How I Was A Complete Jerk? How I Cheaply Exploited Others? #HowIMetYourRacism @HIMYM_CBS @CBS

    06:26 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    11.

    IF I SAW A WHITE GIRL LIKE THIS IRL I'D SPIT ON HER @CBS #HowIMetYourMother

    claudia c@literalporn

    IF I SAW A WHITE GIRL LIKE THIS IRL I'D SPIT ON HER @CBS #HowIMetYourMother

    05:56 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    12.

    I thought the transphobia in #HowIMetYourMother was bad enough. An entire episode of yellowface? Really? #HowIMetYourRacism

    JanuaryCait@JanuaryCait

    I thought the transphobia in #HowIMetYourMother was bad enough. An entire episode of yellowface? Really? #HowIMetYourRacism

    06:37 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    13.

    Disturbing takeaway is that it’s somehow acceptable—safe, even—to do racist Asian jokes. It’s not edgy cable, it’s CBS. #HowIMetYourRacism

    Michael Suen@poetichentai

    Disturbing takeaway is that it’s somehow acceptable—safe, even—to do racist Asian jokes. It’s not edgy cable, it’s CBS. #HowIMetYourRacism

    06:23 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    14.

    #HowIMetYourRacism our race and cultures are not convenient costumes, punch lines and terrible story writing for @CBS's #HIMYM

    Felix Hythlodaeus@felixhythlo

    #HowIMetYourRacism our race and cultures are not convenient costumes, punch lines and terrible story writing for @CBS's #HIMYM

    06:40 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    15.

    Yeah, seriously, that episode of #HIMYM was so bad I turned it off. I couldn't stomach it. #HowIMetYourRacism

    Ms. Roopa Cheema@CheemasClasses

    Yeah, seriously, that episode of #HIMYM was so bad I turned it off. I couldn't stomach it. #HowIMetYourRacism

    06:47 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    16.

    Besides the gross orientalizing of the women, Ted wore a fucking Fu Manchu stach! Who thought this was ok? @HIMYM_CBS #HowIMetYourRacism

    Juliet Shen@Juliet_Shen

    Besides the gross orientalizing of the women, Ted wore a fucking Fu Manchu stach! Who thought this was ok? @HIMYM_CBS #HowIMetYourRacism

    06:37 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    17.

    If you're going to make fun of Asian people and kungfu, at least use Asian actors on your show instead of whitewashing it #HowIMetYourRacism

    ☮ K A R E N ☮@kaarenmeelon

    If you're going to make fun of Asian people and kungfu, at least use Asian actors on your show instead of whitewashing it #HowIMetYourRacism

    06:29 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    18.

    "I cant think of any jokes to write tho thats my job. I found an ethnic costume in the cupboard." HIMYM writers meeting? #HowIMetYourRacism

    Yasmin@ychilmeran

    "I cant think of any jokes to write tho thats my job. I found an ethnic costume in the cupboard." HIMYM writers meeting? #HowIMetYourRacism

    06:38 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    19.

    #HowIMetYourRacism-->"@brokeymcpoverty: uh oh.@literalporn WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR WHOLE WRITING STAFF IS WHITE @CBS "

    1Kellee@1Kellee

    #HowIMetYourRacism-->"@brokeymcpoverty: uh oh.@literalporn WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR WHOLE WRITING STAFF IS WHITE @CBS "

    06:40 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    20.

    I thought the transphobia in #HowIMetYourMother was bad enough. An entire episode of yellowface? Really? #HowIMetYourRacism

    JanuaryCait@JanuaryCait

    I thought the transphobia in #HowIMetYourMother was bad enough. An entire episode of yellowface? Really? #HowIMetYourRacism

    06:37 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    21.

    ...outdated, overdone, not to mention UNFUNNY racial, ethnic, gender, sexual stereotypes. #HowIMetYourRacism #HowIMetYourMother

    Cutie & the Bae-fish@brownivy

    ...outdated, overdone, not to mention UNFUNNY racial, ethnic, gender, sexual stereotypes. #HowIMetYourRacism #HowIMetYourMother

    06:26 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    22.

    HIMYM better get it to together. Who the hell thinks it's ok to do racial caricatures for laughs in 2014?! #cbs #HowIMetYourMother

    ephphathinker@ephphathinker

    HIMYM better get it to together. Who the hell thinks it's ok to do racial caricatures for laughs in 2014?! #cbs #HowIMetYourMother

    06:07 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    23.

    Didn't we agree that Mickey Rooney's yellowface is an embarrassment that ruins Breakfast at Tiffany's? #HowIMetYourRacism

    Sister Farrah Moans@SisterFarrah

    Didn't we agree that Mickey Rooney's yellowface is an embarrassment that ruins Breakfast at Tiffany's? #HowIMetYourRacism

    06:46 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    24.

    Maybe @HIMYM_CBS was trying to appeal to Asian-Ams by "appreCiATINg our CULtuRE!" Congrats. You miserably failed. #HowIMetYourRacism

    yoonhee kim@yoonheehees

    Maybe @HIMYM_CBS was trying to appeal to Asian-Ams by "appreCiATINg our CULtuRE!" Congrats. You miserably failed. #HowIMetYourRacism

    06:47 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    25.

    #HIMYM has always strained too hard for cheap boring laffs, but these Asian stereotypes (see #HowIMetYourRacism) are just...yeesh.

    Steph Guthrie@amirightfolks

    #HIMYM has always strained too hard for cheap boring laffs, but these Asian stereotypes (see #HowIMetYourRacism) are just...yeesh.

    06:53 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    26.

    This is what happens when there are no PoC in the writer's room. No cultural accountability. #HowIMetYourRacism

    Cutie & the Bae-fish@brownivy

    This is what happens when there are no PoC in the writer's room. No cultural accountability. #HowIMetYourRacism

    06:19 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    27.

    Watch @CBS pull an #SNL and hire one asian writer...for the remainder of a dying season. #HowIMetYourRacism

    Lisa FactoraBorchers@LFB27

    Watch @CBS pull an #SNL and hire one asian writer...for the remainder of a dying season. #HowIMetYourRacism

    06:48 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    28.

    Let's put this in stone shall we? White people cannot be "Asian" to "honor" the culture ever again starting in 2k14. #HowIMetYourRacism

    Mae Lee@ArtistMaeLee

    Let's put this in stone shall we? White people cannot be "Asian" to "honor" the culture ever again starting in 2k14. #HowIMetYourRacism

    06:45 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    29.

    IF ASIANS DID WHITEFACE THE WAY WHITE PPL DO YELLOWFACE, WE'D HAVE PPL IN POWDERED WIGS AND PANTALOONS WITH CALAMINE LOTION ON THEIR FACES

    claudia c@literalporn

    IF ASIANS DID WHITEFACE THE WAY WHITE PPL DO YELLOWFACE, WE'D HAVE PPL IN POWDERED WIGS AND PANTALOONS WITH CALAMINE LOTION ON THEIR FACES

    07:04 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    30.

    So disappointed in @HIMYM_CBS/@CBS. Way to mock a culture for cheap laughs. #HowIMetYourRacism #LazyAssWriting

    Kim@kimnavoa

    So disappointed in @HIMYM_CBS/@CBS. Way to mock a culture for cheap laughs. #HowIMetYourRacism #LazyAssWriting

    06:35 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    31.

    Yellowface and stereotypes about Asians happen a lot in media. But now the internet is blowing up and mobilizing against #HowIMetYourRacism

    Vi Bui@haiitsvi

    Yellowface and stereotypes about Asians happen a lot in media. But now the internet is blowing up and mobilizing against #HowIMetYourRacism

    06:24 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    32.

    "We're are a culture, not a costume" @cbs #HowIMetYourRacism

    Africa is Home@panafrikanist

    "We're are a culture, not a costume" @cbs #HowIMetYourRacism

    06:25 PM - 14 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Update — Jan. 15, 6:45 p.m. ET: "How I Met Your Mother" co-creator Carter Bays has responded to this criticism on Twitter:

    Hey guys, sorry this took so long. @himymcraig and I want to say a few words about #HowIMetYourRacism.

    Carter Bays@CarterBays

    Hey guys, sorry this took so long. @himymcraig and I want to say a few words about #HowIMetYourRacism.

    11:35 AM - 15 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    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.

    Carter Bays@CarterBays

    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.

    11:36 AM - 15 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    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.

    Carter Bays@CarterBays

    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.

    11:36 AM - 15 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    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.

    Carter Bays@CarterBays

    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.

    11:37 AM - 15 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    To everyone we offended, I hope we can regain your friendship, and end this series on a note of goodwill. Thanks. @CarterBays @HimymCraig

    Carter Bays@CarterBays

    To everyone we offended, I hope we can regain your friendship, and end this series on a note of goodwill. Thanks. @CarterBays @HimymCraig

    11:39 AM - 15 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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