Mindy Kaling Shoots Down ELLE Cover Controversy: I Feel “Glamourous & Cool”

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By Daniel Gates

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Mindy Kaling is not nearly as upset about her ELLE cover as everyone else seems to be.

The comedian and actress is one of several funny women to grace the cover of the magazine’s “Women in TV” issue — Amy Poehler, Zooey Deschanel and Allison Williams are the others — except a number of outlets have tried to stir controversy by pointing out that the other three women’s bodies are pictured in full color, while Kaling’s shot is black-and-white and close up (see right and below).

ELLE was bashed last year for featuring a cover image of Melissa McCarthy wearing an oversized coat, and observers are pouncing on the magazine once again for what they believe is unfair treatment of Kaling.

Except Kaling doesn’t see it that way.

On Tuesday, she tweeted, “Wishing for more skin on my @ELLEmagazine cover? Chris Messina & I are naked on a brand new #themindyproject tonight, ya pervs! 930/830 FOX.”

Kaling continued, “(It’s actually, coincidentally, true. Thank heavens my writers constantly script nudity. So: super funny, totally nude Chris/Mindy tonight!).”

She then joked, “I love my @ELLEmagazine cover. It made me feel glamorous & cool. And if anyone wants to see more of my body, go on thirteen dates with me.”

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