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"How I Met Your Mother" creators apologize after racism claims

A scene from the "How I Met Your Mother" episode "Slapsgiving #3: Slappointment in Slapmarra."

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The creators of "How I Met Your Mother" have apologized after an episode of the series was met with accusations of racism.

Monday’s installment of the CBS comedy, titled "Slapsgiving #3: Slappointment in Slapmarra," which featured members of the cast in stereotypical Asian attire. Viewers took to Twitter to slam the show over the episode, with some using the hashtag #HowIMetYourRacism.

Series co-creator Carter Bays responded to the racism claims on Twitter, writing that he and fellow co-creator Craig Thomas were "deeply sorry" to those who were offended. "We try to make a show that's universal, that anyone can watch and enjoy," he said. "We fell short of that this week, and feel terrible about it."



"How I Met Your Mother" is in its ninth and final season. A spinoff of the show, called "How I Met Your Dad," is in the works.