The most important component of any show or film is the writers. The way they bring in their view with the story and give the audience the fullest experience is an art. Mindy Kaling recently talked about working with them and how much she enjoyed it. However, she talked about how MCU poach them as well. As she spoke about it, fans brought in the recent work of the actress, Velma.
Recently, Kaling received the PGA Norman Lear Achievement Award. B.J. Novak presented the award to her former The Office co-star while reminiscing about the good old days and praising Kaling. At the ceremony, the actress talked about working with new writers was exciting. However, she called out the MCU for poaching them.
Mindy Kaling talks producing alongside up-and-coming writers at the 2023 #PGAAwards:
“It’s so exciting to find and train these new voices… and then watch them get poached by Marvel.”
(via @kylebuchanan) pic.twitter.com/v0XIFpC3c9
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) February 26, 2023
But the fandom took a different direction and brought in another show. They brought in the show that Mindy Kaling exclusively produced, Velma.
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Velma is the adult animated series released on the 19th of January, 2023. The series is a mystery horror and comedy based on the Scooby-Doo character, Velma Dinkley. The Office star served as an executive producer and the voice of the main character, Velma. The animated show got mixed reviews and got a 1.5/10 IMDb rating. Fans called her out for creating the show.
Fans called out Mindy Kaling as she complaints about the MCU
When the 43-year-old actress and producer called out the Marvel Cinematic Universe for poaching up-and-coming writers, fans couldn’t bear it. They called her out by asking why she created the animated show, with some sharing that they didn’t like the show. Another user even said working for MCU was better than wasting their talent on Velma. Meanwhile, some fans defended the actress.
idk why she’s speaking, she wrote VELMA
— ewoma☼ AOTY WINNER | 93 (@piscesrry5) February 26, 2023
we dont want a velma repeat
— jess 💎 (@yumepyy) February 26, 2023
It’s so exciting to find and train these new voices… = onika
and then watch them get poached by Marvel. = burgers
— shikposting (@phitsostingg) February 26, 2023
Better than having their talent wasted with Velma
— Carothy (@Carothy01) February 26, 2023
we don’t want it
— ⚝ (@tesfayeheart) February 26, 2023
Well if they’ve learned from her no wonder marvel sucks now
— nice (@nomaraschino) February 26, 2023
Mindy you just wrote Velma. You don’t get to speak. Zip it
— Conor Race (@RaceConor) February 26, 2023
will she beating teaching them how to write all your shows about self hating Indian women constantly in relationships with mediocre white men
— nimah banks (@nimahbanks) February 26, 2023
she’s one to talk 💀
— 🕺🏻 (@puredelicate) February 26, 2023
She's literally the main reason why Velma sucks.pic.twitter.com/wSoDDsGN2H
— marcus searches for aurora borealis green (@jhaymarcrhoy) February 26, 2023
Please retire I’m begging you no more pic.twitter.com/dqzxHdaYqs
— 🌇 (@mymaroonnights) February 26, 2023
Y’all will dogpile and hate on anyone at this point. Did she do anything else “bad” besides write Velma??
— Chip Whitehouse 🏳️🌈 (@ChipWhitehouse) February 26, 2023
Apart from Velma, the actress-producer has also created the fan-favorite Netflix Original show, Never Have I Ever, which was well-received among fans. While fans do not want to see more of Velma, others did not like the fact that she spoke about writers being poached.
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