Mindy Kaling B’Day: Exploring the Evolving Optics of South-Asian Representation

COVID 19 Updates Mindy Kaling B'Day: Exploring the Evolving Optics of South-Asian Representation

That doesn’t mean that Kaling is one to be written off; afterall she is the creator of the unapologetically honest The Sex Lives of College Girls. The show stars Amrit Kaur as Bela, an Indian-American from New Jersey, who is living her best college life by her own standards.

Not only that, the show deals with themes of racial discrimination, parent-child relationships, sexual abuse, homophobia, sexuality, elitism, and much more. In the latest news, Kaling is tackling the criticism surrounding her decision to make the popular Scooby-Doo character Velma South-Asian.

‘I Don’t Care’: Mindy Kaling

Kaling also voices the character in the spinoff Velma and to her critics, she said, “Hopefully you noticed my Velma is South Asian. If people freak out about that, I don’t care.”

She added, “Nobody ever complained about a talking dog solving mysteries, So I don’t think they’ll be upset over a brown Velma.” The truth is, they will be. Racism isn’t new and it isn’t going anywhere and people will continue being “upset” over fictional characters’ race too.

At the end of the day, what matters is that Mindy Kaling and those who came before her and after her, have plastered the South-Asian identity on the map and it’s here to stay.

Crime Today News | INDIA


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