Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The Mindy Kaling Elle Cover


Mindy Kaling's show is about to be canceled. That doesn't mean she isn't funny and a great actress and worthy to be included in the women of television issue for Elle. She makes way more sense then Allison Williams who has one role on an ensemble show on a pay tv network. Elle does not like women who are larger than a size zero. You won't see models on their cover who are larger. The only time they make any exception to the policy is with actresses. They hate to do that and have used some very creative ways of making sure that you think the person on the cover is much smaller than in reality.

For it's issue this month Elle chose four women for four separate covers. With the exception of Mindy, all the women got full body photos in sexy clothes in bright vivid color. The very curvy and sexy Mindy got a black and white photo of her face and chest area. No one would have said a peep about it except for the decision by Elle to have the other women dressed and highlighted as they were. I bet Elle never makes this mistake again and just eliminates separate cover issues or just finds someone who is less curvy.

73 comments:

OneEyeCharlie said...

I like curvy

Freya said...

Is Elle the same mag that had Melissa McCarthy on the cover in a trench coat?

Anna Belle said...

If they shot all the women the same way...no one would of said anything...Elle Editors are the biggest idiots...

Meanie Rhysie said...

Oh, OneEye, with that comment, you're going to gain a lot more fans! ;)

LottaColada said...

Personally, I like Mindy's the best because I can see her mani. :D

chopchop said...

I just don't find Mindy Kaling funny. I read her book and it was incredibly boring. I don't think I laughed once. I support her as a fellow strong, curvy woman but as far as incredible talent … I just don't see it.

Sugar said...

I think she looks fabulous and she's already said that she loves the picture and if you want to see her body you can take her out on 13 dates.
Melissa McCarthy also said she chose her coat to wear and she also likes her picture.

Charis said...

On top of it all, it looks to me like they photoshopped her face so that it is narrower.

TanGyal said...

@Freya - yup same mag...smh...

Harry Knuckles said...

13 dates is way too many. If I was a girl I would put out on the 2nd date.

Claudea said...

Me 2 @OneEyeCharlie !
@Enty i like that you refer to this controversy but your post would gain credibility if you'd quote where you got your idea from. The Gloss
The Gloss via The Huff Post , NY Daily News , The LA Times and many more media outlets already pointed this out yesterday...

Rach Around said...

Fry's rules : 3rd date. Worked for my hubby & I!
Mindy looks gorgeous and I love her. Full stop.

Count Jerkula said...

Allison
Zooey
Amy
Mindy

If zooey won't wear a blond wig, I'd flip flop her and Amy. Not that I'm anti dark hair, just I thought she was hotter in Elf, than with the horrible hair and bangs she wears now. It really looks like a bad wig to me.

I'd rather have a pic of Allison's lady parts and a pair of her well worn, unwashed panties than have sex with any of the others.

crila16 said...

If I were slated to be on front cover, I would beg them to not put a full body shot of me on it either. I'm not heavy at all, but I just feel a little out of shape at the moment, because I haven't been to the gym in a few weeks. I'm pretty sure Mindy and her camp had the last word in which picture to use. I think people are making WAY too big of an issue about this. Besides, Elle Mag can do whatever they want. If people are that offended, just don't buy the magazine.

nora nader said...

Knowing this now just makes me want to go out and buy the mag w/ Mindy Kaling cover and tell all my friends to do the same. I don't read Elle magazine, but it would be fantastic if they saw sales from Mindy's cover just blow the others out of the water. I would LOVE that...and I know others out there feel the same. Let's do it!!!

Tammy said...

No idea who she is, but she obviously doesn't feel a need to prove herself by appearing nearly naked on the cover of a magazine. Good for her.

If she wanted to, more power to her, but I'm glad she felt comfortable enough not to and good on Elle for running it.

Stepforded said...

You only had to watch one or two episodes of 'The City' to see what vile people they are at that magazine.

Mind you, they're pretty much all like that. And people need to remember that the cover folk VERY seldom look like that in 'real life'. Whenever Cameron Diaz is on a cover they give her photos the works - she does not look that flash in 'real life'.

These mags do it to appeal to the masses of women who buy them, seldom men.

But I'm sure I'm not telling you anything new here.

discoflux said...

@Lotta - LOL - I was just thinking I wish they'd at least made it in color so I could see what they used on the mani!

Derek Harvey said...

I like Mindy A LOT actually, but who gives a flying f*ck. ELLE has the right to choose whatever cover they want. and I bet a million dollars that is the probably the shot Mindy would have chosen herself...Fashion magazines have models or model-esque people on the cover. It is what it is. If these larger size people complaining dont like they should start their own magazine. I am sure it will be flying off the shelves...NOT! ELLE is a business and needs to make cash just like every other corporation.

pusssykatt said...

That breaks my heart! I love Mindy's show, and I keep wondering how does that awful Zoey "New Girl" stay on? I used to be a fan of Zoey's but her show is soooo bad. Keeping my fingers crossed that Mindy stays. Just like last night's show...Mindy has a woman's body!

Murielle said...

Well, ELLE is one of the least feminist magazine out there, and I believe it is sexist, "fatist" and borderline racist.

Cornbread said...

I like Allison Williams, but I always wonder if her dad watches Girls. Love me some Brian Williams.

Mindy's photo is sultry. Loved her on The Office, but have never watched her show on Fox. I couldn't see her carrying a series on her own.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Amy looks terrific!

sandybrook said...

She looks pretty in that pic and Melissa can also look pretty. BBWs can be hot too.

fancyscreenname said...

+1@derek

Derek Harvey said...

and also when Melissa McCarthy did that controversial photo-shoot with the COAT *clutches pearls* she was the one that wanted to wear the damn coat.......

LottaColada said...

@disco- High 5 betch! It just looks like a classic French to me.

The Real Dragon said...

I see the shade

NaughtyNurse said...

I never buy Elle anyway. Does anybody? Really?

Sprink said...

Amy Poehler is channeling my early '90s Glamour Shots session. Love her for that.

Tara said...

I think the issue is more the black and white than the close-up. Vanity Fair did something similar where Kerry Washington had a black and white photo where Charlize and Amy Poehler and the one other woman featured (forget who) had color photos. Mindy's skin looks luminous here and probably would have looked stunning in color.

Sophie Helene said...

Her cover and her face are the most interesting of the 4. I don't know who any of these women are, except for Zooey.

Mindy Looks great on that photo. It's the most edgy, fashion forward shoot of the 4.

EpicBlonde said...

I think she looks beautiful so it sucks that there is an issue to be made out of it, and really sucks if Elle did something intentional and the issue has merit. I like Mindy - go girl!

EpicBlonde said...

PS I am a pale white girl and would love all my photos to be taken in black and white! lol

Seven of Eleven said...

My BFF made the cover! Love you, Leslie Knope!

I went to college with someone who interned at Elle. She said it was pretty much like Devil Wears Prada, some days they called it "H-Elle" and other days were very interesting.

This is a non-story to me. I expect to see scrawny women tricked up and photoshopped on the covers of magazines like this, that's what they do and that's why I don't read them. Remember what that fitness magazine did to Britney?

Flora Goforth said...

This is how the Fox marketing dept. handled the "Mindy's body problem"

http://www.papermag.com/uploaded_images/mindy-project.jpeg

Dena said...

I totally agree! Mindy's show is one of the funniest out there & New Girl jumped the shark last season.

olliebolliesnollie said...

The Mindy Project is so funny!!! Please don't cancel it!!! Who reads Elle anyways!?

smn1985 said...

I love the Mindy Project! How does such a funny show get cancelled when stupid unfunny tripe like big bang theory and two and a half men stay on the air forever??

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Renoblondee said...

Wow. I think New Girl is hilarious!

Im just sayin said...

Charlie honey...you just made yourself even more swoon-worthy. You cute lil devil, you.

Sarah said...

One if these things is not like the other, and I'm NOT talking about Mindy in black and white!
You've got 3 talented go getter/writer/actor/show runners, then you've got the pretty one from Girls.
I don't think the controversy should be about Mindy's cover.

Kloie said...

I also love the Mindy Project and Mindy Kaling. Her book was hilarious and I'd like her to be my friend. I don't care about this cover because Zooey sucks, that Allison girl got famous because of nepotism, and I'm not sure what to say about Amy Poehler. She's fine, I guess.

hothotheat said...

I feel the same way about Lena Dunham.

Northbynorthwest said...

I have a thing for Mindy- she's hot, doesn't look like a near-anorexic actress, funny, writes & produces. Kinda does it all. Elle's got some serious issues to work out itself if it doesn't think that's sexy. (I actually think the other covers kinda suck- Zooey dresses like a 12 year old, Amy's better than having to put her boobs on display, and I have no clue who the other chick is, but someone needs to get her a sandwich ASAP, before the poor girl passes out.)

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OneEyeCharlie said...
I like curvy



Damn, I read "I like curry" and I had to re-read because I found that too racist for Mr. Charlie and didn't want to start a fight.

This said, I would bone this until now unknown for me lady until my penis fell.

Northbynorthwest said...

I don't find her "curvy" myself, just an actual figured woman. She's in great shape, just isn't a stick.

Jacq said...

Yes, and while they could have put her in more figure-hugging clothes, I thought she looked beautiful. And I think Mindy looks really good on her cover, as well. I saw all the covers together the other day and it didn't even dawn on me that her's was set apart.

hollywood dime said...

@ Sarah Lena is a bridge burning asshole. Hence, no cover for her. No real controversy there.

Derek Harvey said...

@hollywood---actually Lena (Mindys good friend) is probably saving herself for the more prestigious Vogue...

Jason Blue Eyes said...

I adore Mindy and TMP is the only heir to 30 Rock currently on TV. I luvs me some Amy too and I'd be surprised to see her show on the sked this fall as well. Looks like both shows might be doomed. Zooey's show has gotten terrible. As for the ELLE covers, Mindy is the sexiest woman out of all of them. B.J. Novak is one damn lucky man.

Jrebeclee said...

I love The Mindy Project!!! It's hilarious!

Orvilla Bedinbacher said...

Wait! Mindy Project is getting canceled??!!!

This season is awesome and so much better than New Girl this season.

Orvilla Bedinbacher said...

@Dena I completely agree!

Orvilla Bedinbacher said...

Leslie Knope is stepping up her game. She is such a hottie these days. I wish we could go out to the Bulge and go get waffles.

Knope 2014!

gee-gee said...

Ehhh, who says Mindy's show is getting cancelled?

B. Profane said...

CDAN also flatly predicted that Parks & Recreation would be cancelled and that no more episodes would air after November...and they're coming back with a new episode tomorrow night. So the prediction about Mindy's show is probably bullshit as well.

Erin said...

TVline.com aka Aussiello has it marked as a safe bet to be renewed. He is the most accurate source for TV renewals that I have found. I love The Mindy Project and Mindy.

PS said...

Mindy better Not Get cancelled. I LOVE that show. Mindy is hilarious! Love, love, love her! And re cover- meh- Mindy was only one gorgeous enough for a close-up. She is smart and sophisticated and doesn't need to show t&a to look sexy and hot. In other words, she is too rad to be in Elle.

evie2345 said...

I really hope the show manages to stick around. Last nights episode was hilarious.
I actually think Mindy's photo is the most beautiful of all of the covers. I wouldn't be surprised if the magazine had less then stellar intentions behind their choice, but she looks downright gorgeous on the cover.

Anna Katherine Nonymous said...

If it wasn't for this Fauxcontroversy, I wouldn't even know Elle existed other than Elle Mcpherson. You know, since fashion magazines are so important to the world.

JSierra said...

I hope to hell itdoesn't get canceled! Mindy is my flawless spirit animal

gossipmonger1 said...

BTW the mindy project is one of my favorite shows on TV

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Just Jen said...

I'd like to sign up for the fan club please! :)

Henriette said...

I'm not a fan and don't find her funny, but I'm not surprised about the cover either.

hollywood dime said...

@ Derek actually...I heard about the vogue issue. Doesn't make what I said less true, and I stand behind saying that Lena is an asshole. Because she is. mindy is awesome, and they are NOT best friends. friends sure, BFFs. Nope. #actually.

Aoife said...

I watched one episode of The Mindy Project and that was because Tim Olyphant was in it. I was surprised that when I stopped drooling over Olyphant that the show was actually pretty good. I keep forgetting about it though.

Olive said...

Mindy is consistently awesome and I just don't see her show being canceled. It's one of the best out there right now.

iknowpeople said...

Am I the only one who noticed Zooey has on the same ugly dress Wigg had on in the photos yesterday?

Dingle Barry said...

I think if Harry was a girl, they'd do it in the doorway and skip the date entirely.