Today, in OUTRAGE Theater, we’ve got quite the twin bill. First up, How I Met Your Racism.
On [Monday's How I Met Your Mother], in an attempt to deliver a devastating second-to-last slap to Barney, Marshall explains how he mastered the “Slap of a Million Exploding Suns.” This ended up being an excuse for the show to do some yellowface kungfoolery. To learn the powerful slap, Marshall must seek the wisdom of three great masters who can teach him mighty virtues of slapistry: speed, strength and accuracy. These Kill Bill-esque “masters” are played by the show’s stars, Colbie Smulders, Josh Radnor, and Alyson Hannigan… rocking some mild yellowface looks, oriental orientalism, and random background Asians. (Via)
It even got its own unfortunate hashtag.
Now part two of our mini-marathon, CigaDEATH, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
A group of U.S. senators is taking the Golden Globes to task for showing celebrities puffing on electronic cigarettes at this year’s awards show, complaining such depictions glamorize smoking.
“The Golden Globes celebrates entertainers who are an influence on young fans,” four Democratic senators wrote on Tuesday. “We ask the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and NBC Universal to take actions to ensure that future broadcasts of the Golden Globes do not intentionally feature images of e-cigarettes…Such action would help to avoid the glamorization of smoking and protect the health of young fans.” (Via)
Can’t we all just get along (and listen to Boyz II Men)?