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Mindy Kaling says she doesn’t care about backlash against South Asian Velma in new Scooby-Doo spinoff

  • Mindy Kaling, executive producer of the animated Scooby-Doo spinoff “Velma,” addressed critics while giving audiences a first look at the series.
  • "Nobody ever complained about a talking dog solving mysteries so I don’t think they’ll be upset over a brown Velma," Kaling said.
  • When the reimagined Velma was first announced, some criticized the character as perpetuating the Asian nerd stereotype, while others opposed deviating from the character being white.
  • Last year, Kaling addressed the controversy on NBC's "Late Night With Seth Meyers,” noting how she would have to “be careful” discussing the character after seeing how it upset people online.

Mindy Kaling couldn’t be bothered by what critics have to say about her upcoming HBO Max animated Scooby-Doo spinoff “Velma.” 

During the Warner Bros. Discovery Upfront presentation on Wednesday, Kaling, an executive producer on the show, gave viewers a first look at the series before addressing some of the backlash that followed news that the titular character would be reimagined as a brown woman. 

Netflix releases new photos, premiere date for ‘Never Have I Ever’ Season 3

  • Season 3 of “Never Have I Ever” is set to premiere on Netflix on Aug. 12, the streaming platform announced during its “Netflix is a Joke” comedy festival.
  • Netflix also released a set of first-look photos from the upcoming season.

Season 3 of Netflix’s hit dramedy “Never Have I Ever” is slated for release on Aug. 12, with 10 new episodes. Meanwhile the fourth and final season, currently in production, is set to premiere sometime in 2023. 

The streaming platform announced the premiere date on Sunday as part of its Netflix is a Joke comedy festival. 

Mindy Kaling Slams Donald Trump’s Plan to Abolish Birthright Citizenship

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has come under fire for his plan to sign an executive order that aims to officially end birthright citizenship in America. One of the voices who expressed dissatisfaction with this plan is Indian-American Hollywood actress Mindy Kaling

Kaling, born from Indian immigrant parents who received green cards to live in the US, asked questions on her Twitter post on Tuesday, Oct. 31, on what will happen to her citizenship once this executive order gets signed.

Surprise! Mindy Kaling Is Pregnant!

A round of congrats is in order to Mindy Kaling, as she’s recently announced that she’s expecting!

Kaling, famous for her work as Kelly Kapoor on “The Office” and her show on Hulu called “The Mindy Project”, is pregnant with her first child according to E!. The news comes as a surprise, as she’s been very transparent about her family planning (or rather, the lack thereof).

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