Mindy Kaling Responds to Velma Racebending Backlash

Mindy Kaling Responds to Velma Racebending Backlash
Mindy Kaling has addressed the controversy surrounding Velma, her upcoming Scooby-Doo reboot that reimagines Velma Dinkley as a South Asian mystery solver. In addition to executive producing the series with Charlie Grandy, Howard Klein, and Sam Register, Kaling will voice the new Velma. The fan response was largely positive to Kaling's casting, though there were some Scooby-Doo fans crying foul over the character's reimagined ethnicity.

This week on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Mindy Kaling appeared as a special guest to help promote the release of Monsters at Work on Disney+. As it's well known that Kaling is developing Velma, Myers asked her about the project. Kaling then opened up about the reactions she saw from people on both sides of the spectrum when the news became public that her version of Velma Dinkley would be South Asian.

"When it was announced that I was going to do the voice of Velma,
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