It took a few days, but Carter Bays has taken to Twitter and addressed the controversy that arose out of How I Met Your Mother Season 9 Episode 14 on Monday.
Not long after the installment concluded, #HowIMetYourRacism was trending because many viewers were offended by Cobie Smulders, Josh Radnor and Alyson Hannigan appearing in yellow face while Marshall explained how he mastered the Slap of a Million Exploding Suns.
In a series of Tweets on behalf of himself and fellow creator, Bays wrote this morning:
"Hey guys, sorry this took so long. @himymcraig and I want to say a few words about #HowIMetYourRacism. 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. 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. 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. To everyone we offended, I hope we can regain your friendship, and end this series on a note of goodwill. Thanks. @CarterBays @HimymCraig."
Watch How I Met Your Mother online to see what the fuss is over and sound off: Is this apology sufficient?