But before she said all that, she said
"I’m a fucking Indian woman who has her own fucking network show," exclaimed an exasperated Mindy Kaling at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, when asked by a member of the 2,000-person crowd why there aren’t more women of colour on “The Mindy Project.”
"No one asks any of these other shows that I adore — and I won’t name them because they’re my friends — why no leads on their show are women or women of colour, but I’m the one who gets all of these things.
“It is a little insulting. I don’t run the country, I’m not a political figure, I’m someone writing a show and I want to use funny people. What should I be doing? It’s a little frustrating to me,” Kaling continued.
“People have a higher expectation for me. They say, ‘why aren’t you doing more?’ The answer is: I always want to be doing more, because people should always be doing as much as they possibly can. But my full-time job is not a casting director of ‘The Mindy Project,’ my job is producer-writer-star.”
First of all, people do ask her “friends” (like Lena Dunham) why there are no women or women of color on their shows. People ask these questions of White Male and White female creators all the time. Shit, people ask Shonda Rhimes why there aren’t more Black people on her shows. People stay asking Tyler Perry what his fucking problem is!
"I want to use funny people" So… only White Men are funny?
"What should I be doing?" How about listening to the people, namely, the women and women of color who criticize your show?
"My full-time job is not a casting director…" So she has zero say-so in who gets cast? Really!?
Like I get it’s frustrating to be the torch-bearer for All Women Of Color Creators In TV but… she’s the ONLY South Asian woman creator in TV. Just because she doesn’t want it to mean anything doesn’t mean it shouldn’t. I don’t think people are looking to her to be perfect but they also aren’t looking for her to be so obtuse she can’t see what role her race and/or gender may play in the greater scheme of things.
Denying such a responsibility to people of your same gender and/or race is a privilege, one that we do not have, imho.
And it’s sad that Mindy *has* to be the voice of Women of Color on TV. Because Mindy shouldn’t be the only one with a voice. There should be multiple Mindy’s and Shonda’s creating TV shows. But there’s not and I guess they have to hold up all our hope and dreams for all of us?
Just want Mindy to take her Do Better. Because I know she can. At least I hope she can…
Is Mindy okay? Does she not comprehend that the reason people ask her about representation and not Will Ferrell or Steve Carrell is because there’s no dearth of representation for white dudes on tv? It’s definitely unfair to pin all the responsibility on one WOC but high expectations are a result of how South Asian women are hardly represented in the media, least of all as primary characters. There is no reason Mindy should represent all WOC, nor is anyone asking her to do that. It sort of sucks how she seems to have no interest in promoting diversity on her own show. I haven’t ever heard her advocate for better representation or more WOC in comedy either. Obviously she doesn’t have to but I think it means something that she doesn’t.
Leonid Afremov is a passionate painter from Mexico who paints with palette knife with oil on canvas. He loves to express the beauty, harmony and spirit of this world in his paintings, which are rich in different moods, colors and emotions.
the game of thrones adaptation really pisses me off sometimes, like it’s adapting some huge novels with dozens of characters and arcs and it doesn’t have time to cover everything but you know of course it has time for pointless brothel scenes that have no impact on the plot whatsoever
What the majority of feminists probably don’t understand is that when men have children, those men become the patriarch of their family. How would females/mothers feel if there was a Masculist movement that blamed Matriarchy for all of the oppression in the world?
what is this even supposed to mean
If feminism is so “gooder”, then how does bacon cattle shrimp stew race goats across the pacific ocean? sorry, too LOGICAL for you???
WHY DO YOU HAVE A MICHAEL JACKSON ANON I AM SO CONFUSED
ME TOO haha what on earth I don’t even know MJ’s music that well. My roommate has been filling me in lol.
Annie, are you okay?
I’ve been struck by a smooth criminal