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.
- 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.
A recent revelation that the Scooby-Doo spin-off “Velma” will feature her as an East Asian lead is not sitting well for some people online.Scooby-Doo reimagined
HBO Max announced the brand-new adult animated comedy in February, revealing that the titular character of Velma Dinkley will be voiced by Indian American actress Mindy Kaling.
Mindy Kaling’s new coming-of-age comedy “Never Have I Ever” will be introducing a young actress to the world when the series hits Netflix on April 27.
Based on the comedy actor/writer’s own childhood growing up in suburban Massachusetts, the show will introduce to the world the female teenage protagonist, Devi Vishwakumar.
Mindy Kaling recently revealed that the Television Academy once attempted to rid her of producer credit on “The Office.”
In an interview with Elle magazine, the 40-year-old actress shared that the organization in charge of the Emmy Awards attempted to drop her from the show’s producers list early on.
The untitled series, which was co-written and executive produced by both Kaling and “The Mindy Project” co-exec producer Lang Fisher, is inspired by Kaling’s own childhood, according to Deadline.
Netflix has ordered a new comedy series from Mindy Kaling, the company announced on Wednesday.
The show, which has yet to have a title, will center on the “complicated life of a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl,” taking inspiration from Kaling’s own childhood.
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.
Hollywood star Mindy Kaling recently spoke with NextShark about her Indian parents, the stereotypical roles for women of color, and having to learn Hindi for the first time for her upcoming movie.
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).