Mindy Kaling fires back during panel discussion at SXSW, defends her show 'The Mindy Project'

By Gina DiFalco,

Mindy Kaling defended her show The Mindy Project while at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas as she participated in the panel discussion, "Running the Show: TV's New Queen of Comedy," sponsored by Marie Claire.

She seemed to get angry with one of the questions, in which someone hinted that the show wasn’t diverse enough.

“You guys have a great, diverse set of characters, but was it a conscious decision for Mindy to be the only female doctor, and the only doctor color of show?" asked the fan.

Kaling then replied, "I look at shows on TV, and this is going to just seem defensive, but I'm just gonna say it: I'm a f--king Indian woman who has her own f--king network television show, OK?"

E! Online reports she didn’t stop there, saying it’s a “little insulting” and “frustrating” that she constantly gets asked about this even though she’s one of the only leads “of color” on television right now.

Cocoa Fab notes Kaling noted she has “75 percent of the lines” on the show.

Her show was just renewed for a third season.

image courtesy of Fox



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