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January 16th, 2014
09:08 PM ET

'How I Met Your Mother' exploiting Asian stereotypes for laughs?

How I met your Mother has met the wrath of viewers after a Kung-Fu tribute gone wrong.

Throughout Monday's show - the all-white cast played the role of martial art "teachers. The actors dressed in Asian attire and spoke with stereotypical accents.

The gag quickly lead viewers to create the hashtag – "How I met your Racism."

CNN's Tom Foreman is OutFront with more on the backlash.


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  1. Chul McGuire

    Yup, gone over the edge!

    Good show, but the writers and actors just were short sighted and/or just didn't give a rats ass about the Asian community's feelings. Racism is WRONG period against any culture! It's BULLYING!

    January 19, 2014 at 1:22 pm | Reply
  2. Tiffany

    Suey park thinks that white people aren't good enough to dress up like Asian people! Your face is yellow so get over it!

    January 19, 2014 at 6:52 am | Reply
  3. Tiffany

    I think suey park is racist against white people cause she doesn't think we should dress like them! Lol can you read this with your squinty eyes?

    January 19, 2014 at 6:49 am | Reply
  4. Tiffany

    I don't see how they were being racist?? The movie white chicks has people dressed as white people and that isn't racist at all but himym is racist for dressing up as Asians? They made their faces look yellow because they do have yellow faces and a true Asian would not be ashamed of their face! Apparently you hate being Asian because you are ashamed to admit that you have a yellow face

    January 19, 2014 at 6:47 am | Reply
  5. hillbilly

    Remember Beverly Hillbillies? TV has been making fun of people's accents, stereotypes forever. You don't see Texas asking Hollywood for an apology. You'll find most Asians do not care because they are highly educated and successful and don't have inferiority complex.

    January 17, 2014 at 7:31 pm | Reply
  6. lorynx

    Oh for effs sake – they said they what they were doing and it was obvious to anyone who has seen any old Kung Fu movie. To get your underwear in a wad over this is just ridiculous.

    Yes, you're right Ms. Park – HIMYM is a racist show and OBVIOUSLY was trying to INTENTIONALLY cause Asians mental anguish since that's their MO over the previous 9 years.

    Or... and stay with me... You're reading too much into this and don't understand satire.

    January 17, 2014 at 10:02 am | Reply
    • Chul McGuire

      "larynx" – first of all, get an education on how to use proper English and to do away with gutter talk! One's writing and speech demonstrates a person's level of maturity, knowledge, and respect for others. More importantly, writing and speech demonstrates a person's INTEGRITY!

      Second, Ms. Park was not saying nor implying that the show was racist! Just an episode that went wrong!

      January 19, 2014 at 1:30 pm | Reply

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