The creators of US sitcom How I Met Your Mother have apologised for offending viewers with an episode which was criticised as racist.
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They told fans on Twitter: "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."