Mindy Kaling Reimagines ‘Scooby-Doo’ Character as South Asian for HBO Max Adult Series: ‘If People Freak About It, I Don’t Care’

Entertainer Mindy Kaling revealed her reimagining of a “Scooby-Doo” character for an HBO Max animated series aimed at adults, and she doesn’t care if people “freak out” about it.

That’s because she makes the character South Asian.

Kaling gave the audience a first look at the character at a Warner Bros Discovery Upfront presentation on Wednesday, in which she addressed complaints about making Velma a minority.

“Hopefully you noticed my Velma is South Asian,” Kaling said at the event. “If people freak out about it, I don’t care.”

Kaling previously revealed the character’s new ethnic identity in an interview with Seth Meyers in July 2021.

“She’s such a great character, she’s so smart,” she said. “I just couldn’t understand why people can’t imagine that a really smart, nerdy girl with terrible eyesight who loves to solve puzzles can’t be Indian.”

Kaling admitted the objections came from a small group of people.

Some of them again voiced their opposition after the revelation.

“Why does Velma look like Mindy Kaling and not like Velma? Garbage. Tired of those woke slef deposits. Just stop.” answered a critic.

“Yeah, that looks like garbage. They didn’t want to do a show about Velma, Mindy wants a self-insulated adult comedy series and used that as a cover to get them.” answered a detractor.

“It’s just not right. Just make a whole new show at that point.” called another critic.

Although some people seemed upset that the character was being reimagined as a South Asian, there were far more tweets getting upset that some people were upset and expressed approval of the project.

Previous creators have claimed that their versions of the Velma Dinkley character were secretly lesbian.

The adult animated series “Velma” will have 10 episodes.

Here Kaling talks about her new project:


Mindy Kaling Responds to Criticism of Her Role as Scooby Doo’s Velma

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