Avenger of the Week | Mindy Kaling

photo credit: Montclair Film [ CC BY 2.0 ],  via Wikimedia Commons

photo credit: Montclair Film [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

In a recent interview with ELLE magazine, actress, writer, producer, and director Mindy Kaling spoke about how both her gender and race have played a role in her career.

She sent out shockwaves this week with a statement that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the organization behind the Emmy Awards, tried to remove her name from the list of The Office producers, claiming there were too many people listed. She was the only woman of color on that list, and she was the only person who was asked to remove their name because, as she states, she was the “easiest to dismiss”.

Kaling did not allow the removal of her name then and is now speaking up for herself against the Academy’s rejection of her claim.

In an interview with @ELLEmagazine, #AvengerOfTheWeek @MindyKaling shared about how she had to fight for the recognition she deserved early in her career, and she is still doing the same all these years later. #GenderAvenger https://www.genderavenger.com/blog/avenger-of-the-week-mindy-kaling