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  • Here's an explanation into the yellowface controversy in How I Met Your Mother. 1 / 12

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  • During season 9, the series circled back to the slap bet with "Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra." 2 / 12

  • Marshall wanted to give Barney the "Slap of a Million Exploding Suns." 3 / 12

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  • According to Marshall, he trained with three martial arts masters. 4 / 12

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  • The masters were played by Robin, Ted, and Lily. 5 / 12

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  • Many fans were outraged that the series put the all-white cast in yellowface to portray Asian characters. 6 / 12

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  • They even used Asian accents and played on stereotypes. 7 / 12

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  • Viewers took to social media to call out the series and their lack of representation. 8 / 12

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  • They also questioned the writing team that clearly didn't included people of color. 9 / 12

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  • Following the episode, the co-creator, Carter Bays, responded to the backlash. 10 / 12

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  • He apologized to those who were offended and shared that it was a learning experience for all involved. 11 / 12

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