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Was ‘HIMYM’ Episode Racist? [POLL]

Dennis and Judi provide reasons all the time on the show as to why you just can’t have any fun anymore. Here is another reason to add to the list.

How I met Your Mother in trouble for racist episode
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The hit CBS series “How I Met Your Mother” has come under fire for what some have deemed a racist episode last week. The episode featured actor Jason Segel’s character Marshall, traveling to Shanghai to learn the “Slap of a Million Exploding Suns.”  Marshall winds up getting trained by the other cast members in the show dressed as various throwback Kung Fu-themed characters. The episode was to be a light-hearted tribute to the great Kung Fu episodes of the 70′s.

People were so upset over the episode that they took to Twitter and other social media outlets and started #HowIMetYourRacism. See more about the controversy in the video below.

Below are a series of Tweets sent out by HIMYM co-creator Carter Bays, explaining the episode and apologizing to those that were offended.

How I met Your Mother Apologizes for 'Racist' Episode
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Dennis doesn’t watch the show but mentioned that complaints like this is why the fun is getting sucked out of everything. The show is a COMEDY. It’s supposed to poke fun at things and make you laugh. That’s what comedy shows do. And in this case, it wasn’t even making fun of a race, it was joking around about the old kung fu movies.

Do you think the episode of “How I Met Your Mother” was racist? Take the poll below

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