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Mindy Kaling's Elle Magazine Cover Controversy

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This week Elle Magazine revealed four possible covers for their February "Women In TV" issue and immediately received ‘racist’ and ‘fat-ist’ backfire. Leading ladies of TV Amy Poehler, Zooey Deschannel, and Allison Williams all have colored covers and were cropped at the knee, while Mindy Kaling had a black and white close-up.

You know what that means - the editors at Elle Magazine are total bigots! That could be the only explanation... that those racist and fat-ists (er...it's a new word) didn't want the world to see Mindy.

Can you sense the sarcasm?

The truth is, people were up in arms about Elle portraying Mindy differently since she’s a minority and the size of the average American woman. Mindy’s got class though; she defended her cover on Twitter and told the world how glamorous it made her feel. She definitely looks that way.

She even joked about it on the David Letterman show saying"I didn't expect this reaction. There was a weird reaction, which was, 'Does Elle magazine think Mindy's not skinny enough to show her whole body, standing up from head to toe?'"

Quite contrary! The magazine issued a statement shortly after the critics began responding in order to defend their position. "Mindy looks sexy, beautiful and chic," it read. "We think it is a striking and sophisticated cover and are thrilled to celebrate her in our Women in TV issue."

But Mindy knows how to make light of it all by saying "The implication was, 'What, Elle, you can't put her big, fat body on the magazine?'" she said slightly joking. "'Why? 'Cause she's just fat and gruesome? Why can't we look at her beautiful fat body?'"

Kudos Mindy, this is why I love you! Girl, although your supporters meant well - they are a little over protective. Trust me, the Elle cover is fantastic and you look like a goddess!!