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Tue Feb 3, 2015, 05:03 PM

Mindy Kaling is actually invisible, just like all minority women

Mindy Kaling is actually invisible, just like all minority women

I mean, America doesn't even care to address her by her real name. It's Vera Mindy Chokalingam. Go on, make a funny comment about how it's a mouthful and difficult to pronounce. I dare you.
If you haven't seen the ad yet, it starts off with Mindy Kaling trying and failing to catch a cab. The cab breezes right by her, then stops mere feet from her for a man. As Kaling stands in the street perplexed and watching the scene unfold, we hear, "After years of being treated like she was invisible, it occurred to Mindy: She might actually be invisible." You probably watched the ad and thought it was funny. It is funny. Because Mindy. But my first thought on seeing it for the first time was that it was a commentary on minority women being invisible in general.







More: http://www.sheknows.com/entertainment/articles/1071437/mindy-kaling-is-actually-invisible-just-like-all-minority-women

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Tue Feb 3, 2015, 05:24 PM

1. Was it not made to comment on the invisibility of minority women?

If so, color me surprised. I definitely thought that it was intending to do so, if in a humorous manner.

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Response to F4lconF16 (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 3, 2015, 05:39 PM

2. Yes

This blog expands on it a bit

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 3, 2015, 06:12 PM

3. Do you have a quote for that?

I didn't see anything in the blog post that elaborated on the intent of the ad past what you quoted here.

Thanks

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Response to F4lconF16 (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 3, 2015, 06:21 PM

4. Actually you're right

whatever the original intent as an ad, the premise has been expanded on by bloggers everywhere. An interesting side effect probably

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