How I Met Your Mother Creators Respond To Racism Charges

The CBS sitcom came under fire after Monday night's episode

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Monday’s episode of How I Met Your Mother didn’t quite elicit the reaction the creators were hoping for. The episode—which featured Marshall (Jason Segel) meeting three characters from a Kung Fu movie, played by the show’s other (white) stars, Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders and Alyson Hannigan—prompted viewers to protest the casts’ stereotypical Asian costumes and accents. It wasn’t long before the hashtag #HowIMetYourRacism began appearing on Twitter and, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

On Wednesday, the series’ co-creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas addressed the controversy—and apologized—in a series of tweets:

[The Hollywood Reporter]