Hilarious Mindy Kaling Talks Back Handed Compliments About Her Weight on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

3 Apr

photoMindy Kaling in current issue of Vogue!

We all have a few celebrities who are our friends in our head, and Mindy Kaling is one of mine. The very funny actress and executive producer of The Mindy Project made a stop by Jimmy Kimmel Live! the other day to talk about all the hot guys she gets to kiss on her show, her feature in the current issue of Vogue, and the rude, but funny nonetheless, backhanded compliments she gets about her body.

In Vogue, Mindy made mention of wanting to lose weight but not wanting to be skinny. A lot of readers hopped on social media, applauding her for her statement and “bravery” to embrace her frame in skinny-obsessed Hollywood. They didn’t stop there though. What were intended as compliments spiraled into unintentional jabs. “It’s so nice that Mindy Kaling doesn’t feel she needs to subscribe to the ideals of beauty that other people do,” said Kaling as she imitated fans. “And I’m like, I do subscribe!” Kimmel and the audience laughed as she went on, “They’re like, ‘It’s so refreshing that Mindy, like, feels comfortable to let herself go and be a fat sea monster.'” Mindy then shared a photo of her from a recent event to which she wore a print top and skirt that bared a little midriff. She talked about all the comments she received, good, bad and backhanded, and what she does to maintain her “normal/chubby woman” physique. Take a look at the funny clip below!



2 Responses to “Hilarious Mindy Kaling Talks Back Handed Compliments About Her Weight on Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

  1. Joslyn April 3, 2014 at 9:36 am #

    I saw this yesterday. Loved it! Mindy is funny.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Essence April 3, 2014 at 9:37 am #

      Isn’t she! She cracks me up all the time.


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