I haven't been watching this season in order to watch it all in one go once it's all over. I guess I'll have to watch this latest episode, though I'm not sure if I would be totally objective after reading through some of the complaints. For some highlights of what offended people: http://www.buzzfeed....n-how-i-met-you So just going off of that, I'm kind of in the middle on this one (as I am most of the time when the Asian (usually activist) community gets up in arms about something). But generally speaking, I think it was a bad idea to put Ted, Lily and Robin in Asian costumes, makeup and wigs. Not because it's wrong to ever do that, but because there are guaranteed to be people offended by it. I'm presuming they weren't looking to offend their viewers as it's not that kind of boundary pushing show, so it's a "smack my head" moment when a group is that clueless about a sensitive area and the idea makes it all the way to public consumption. Again, it's not that I think a non-Asian should never be dressed as an Asian (I like to know the context), and there should be some kind of zero tolerance policy around it, it's that the writers and cast didn't seem to have an awareness that their execution would bother some people. Or they did, didn't think it would matter, and went ahead with it anyway. Could they have done a parody of a kung fu movie without the Asian hair, makeup and wardrobe on non-Asian actors? Yes, I think most viewers would have caught the genre references without needing those physical cues. It was a broad approach to something that could have been done more cleverly. That said, having married a Chinese-Malaysian, it's been interesting seeing my reaction, as a Chinese-American, to things like this vs. hers, which is not informed by the history of race issues and political correctness in this country. I'm pretty sure she would have laughed at the episode and not really thought twice about it, because she would just see it as dumb and juvenile humor and ultimately meaningless; inconsequential when it comes to affecting how she sees herself and her culture. Whereas I might feel uncomfortable, because I've been more or less taught to question the intentions of those involved (and sometimes for good reason). It's a complicated issue, obviously, and one not so easily defined, despite what Twitter trending may suggest. I think for as many people outright offended by the HIMYM episode, there are as many who see it as a non-issue or sit somewhere in between. But those people aren't necessarily the loudest voices in the room.