Everything You Need To Know About Mindy Kaling’s Elle Magazine Controversy

Elle chose four women for its “Women in TV” issue, and Mindy Kaling’s cover was noticeably different.

1. One of these photos is not like the other.

These four magazine covers are for Elle’s fourth annual “Women in TV” issue.

2. Here are all four covers, featuring Allison Williams…

4. …Zooey Deschanel…

5. … and Mindy Kaling.

6. People on Tumblr expressed how upset the difference in these covers made them.

9. Mindy’s cover was more of a close-up, and in black and white, so here’s what a color version of her cover might look like (according to a Tumblr user):

10. Since many people were expressing anger at Elle, Mindy tweeted her thoughts on the magazine cover. (Spoiler: she wasn’t that mad at it!)

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

— mindykaling (@Mindy Kaling)

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.

— mindykaling (@Mindy Kaling)

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