Mindy Kaling’s Elle Cover Appears To Hide Her Skin Colour And Body Type


Mindy Kaling, star of the hit show ‘The Mindy Project’, landed her first major fashion magazine cover with Elle’s annual Women in TV issue. While the recognition is well deserved for the talented star and a first for a female of Tamil background, the feature has raised some concerns. Alongside Kaling, the Women in TV issue also features Zooey Deschanel, Amy Poehler and Allison Williams, all featured on their very own covers. However, Kaling’s cover is the only one in black and white with her body hidden in the image.




Here are some of Kaling’s fans reaction to the cover:

” this is stunning…but am i the only one that is a bit bothered that the rest of the covers ( the 3 other tv cover girls) are in colour except for hers??”

“they’re ashamed of her skin colour and body type and this is their way of dealing with it. it’s ugly on Elle’s part”

“I love Mindy and it’s high time she got her own cover, so this is great.
BUT – am I wrong to be pissed off that
1) it’s not even really her own cover because she’s sharing it with 3 other women
2) said 3 women all, unlike Mindy, get to actually work their fashion in larger portraits – presumably because they conform to the physical parameters of a “cover girl”
3) hers is the only portrait in black & white… black & white!!! Can we not have colour IN COLOUR? “

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2 thoughts on “Mindy Kaling’s Elle Cover Appears To Hide Her Skin Colour And Body Type

  1. Can you guys take a chill pill? In the real world, men prefer fairer women. Look at Hip hop group… all out for white women, asian women etc. How many white guys go for black women? no no no… you left wing liberal clowns.. I asked HOW MANY? Hear me? How many? Adangokka makka.. How many?….
    Anyway my point is similarly, dark skinned women are not well liked. Dont worry bros. I’ve been in situation where politically less correct Northies have told me they dont wanna date a tamil guy cos they dont want their kids to be black. I suggest a good idea. Fair tamil girls, please marry a dark tamil guy. See it as a service to tamilness. Fair tamil guys, please marry a dark tamil girl… (light off panna ella figurum onnu dan machi!). So next generation.. we are all wheatish!
    This is why you need an all in all Alaguraja around! Bitches homie.. dang! (I am tryin to be scarborough tamil yo!)

  2. if they put her in colour then they have to accept that being coloured is okay and beautiful. This is not the first time Elle has done this, I still remember when every magazine was giving props  to MIA’s black/white dress she wore when she was pregnment to an awards show, while Elle magazine used the image to show how not to wear the dress and showed the same dress on a non-pregnent white person. I wonder how many times Elle actually ever had a non-white person on their cover (who’s skin colour hasn’t been drastically altered or was just ‘black’ for namesake)….this is disgusting but since i’ve already stopped taking Elle seriously after a few of these incidents this only confirms my decision was right.

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