Mindy Kaling as we know her from the famous sitcom, The Office, as Kelly Kapoor. The actress gained wide recognition from the sitcom for which she also served as a writer, executive producer, and director. She also appeared in the comedy series titled The Mindy Project. Along with these shows, the actress featured in some films as well. However, currently, she has become a target on the internet for her recent contribution to the show, Velma.
Velma is an American mystery horror comedy show. The show is based on the character named Velma Dinkley from the fan-favorite franchise, Scooby-Doo. While the show revolves around Velma Dinkley, Kaling has given voice to the character. She has also served as the executive producer for the show. When the show was announced, fans didn’t really have high hopes. And now, as the show landed, they seemed to be right. Here is the reason for fans calling out The Office star.
Fans express rage for Mindy Kaling as Velma landed
The American actress has been involved in many shows and films. Throughout her career, she has portrayed and created many characters with unique qualities. However, recently, the release of Velma made her the target for stereotyping South Asian characters and dead humor. Before this show, the No Strings Attached actress produced a Netflix Original show, Never Have I Ever. The show also portrayed the South Indian family stereotypically. Some fans called her out then as well. Meanwhile, this time, the majority of them lashed out at the actress for her duality and the show not being funny.
I don't need a child to remind me what's at stake, I’m fueled by boba and revenge. pic.twitter.com/5rMX5XSFpS
— Velma (@velmatheseries) January 15, 2023
Mindy Kaling: Self inserts as Velma and mocks rich kids with Fred
Also Mindy: Raised by an extremely wealthy family, went to Dartmouth, and immediately landed a job on one of the biggest sitcoms ever made pic.twitter.com/Dsqq9HkPhS
— HassledvaniaYT (@hassledvania) January 16, 2023
I'm 100% convinced that the #velmahbo show exists because Mindy Kaling tried and failed to get her own show with her own characters over, so she had to latch on to an beloved IP like a leech and now is taking out her frustrations through her self-insert. pic.twitter.com/xZloOGJsyu
— Black Astronaut :^) 🤡🌍🔥 (@leojones8675) January 13, 2023
Mindy Kaling is trending tonight and this is my takeaway: pic.twitter.com/mdlBbghsmS
— calm_as_a_bomb 🇺🇲 (@calmasabomb2) January 14, 2023
mindy kaling needs to stop portraying indian girls as losers. i’m personally extremely cool and sick of it
— A (@unemployedvirgo) January 13, 2023
Mindy Kaling and Amy Schumer competing to see who can make less people laugh pic.twitter.com/dHQcKamvxT
— Black Superman 🦸🏾♂️ (@BlxckSuperman) January 15, 2023
why does mindy kaling think just bc SHE hates being indian and is embarrassed of her culture, everybody else does too?? like stop projecting you may be a self loathing and white man obsessed woman, i am NOT https://t.co/cjLzSrKaJn
— ` (@yenneferstalia) January 17, 2023
While these users were calling out Kaling, some of them also criticized Charlie Grandy, who is the creator of the show.
If yall are giving Mindy Kaling her lashings for Velma don't forget this man Charlie Grandy is the show creator and is the writer for the first episode of Velma, so if u hated the first episode don't forget him if yall can jump a woc u can jump a white man too. pic.twitter.com/GZueecrq11
— (deedee) Inigo Montoya Kinnie era 🇵🇷🇩🇴🔪 (@deedeevertigo) January 14, 2023
These users also remembered the actress kissing Lee Pace without his consent.
Don’t forget Mindy Kaling kissed Lee Pace without his consent. pic.twitter.com/9Vcrj3v0zu
— meghan frances (@OceansOfBliss) January 18, 2023
Mindy Kaling from #Velma talking about how she non-consensually kissed a co-star and threatened to fire people if they told anyone
I'm not surprised pic.twitter.com/zDEtlRo22U
— lanto 🔞 (@lantoeatsdirt) January 16, 2023
While the internet is lashing out aggressively at the show and the actress as well, what do you have to say about it? Have you watched it yet? If not, you can stream Velma on HBO Max.