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Michael Patrick King Has a Meltdown at 2 Broke Girls’ Panel

While 2 Broke Girls is this season's biggest comedy hit, it's taken some heat from certain critics for its frequent use of ethnic stereotypes, sociological stereotypes ... and the word vagina. Today, creator Michael Patrick King met said critics in Pasadena, and, well, pretty much all hell broke loose. During his roughly 30-minute session with scribes, King was barraged with a slew of questions focusing on the show's use of caricatures and suggestive language. At first, he took things in stride: "Our show is a big, ballsy comedy, but it has a bigger heart than it has balls," King said. So far, so good. But the questions kept coming: Why are there so many Asian jokes? What are the standards for jokes about "facials"? Has CBS asked you to make changes to the supporting characters? Pretty soon, King was all but throwing up his hands in frustration, at one point exclaiming, "I'm gay!" to justify the intent behind some of the show's jokes. After the session, King told Vulture he was taken aback by the questions. But when HitFix's Alan Sepinwall tried to explain to King that there were some in the room, including him, who felt the great parts of 2 Broke (the relationship between Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs) were being weakened by the not-so-great parts (the Sexist Chef), King simply turned his back to Sepinwall (and a handful of other reporters) and walked away. #Awkward! Read More...


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