Mindy Kaling is pretty much universally loved at this point, and we adore everything that she is a part of. Today, it was announced that she will be voicing Velma in an “adult animated Scooby-Doo prequel” from HBO Max that follows the origin story of our favourite turtleneck wearing detective. However, someone wasn’t too pleased with this news, and that’s how we’ve ended up here, with this delicious clapback.
Clapbacks truly make the world go round, and I could look at them for days. The age of the internet has truly created the perfect templates for people to just get absolutely owned for being hateful idiots, and I hope it never goes away.
Our story here starts with the announcement for the new Scooby-Doo movie. One Twitter troll got the bright idea to comment their distaste towards Mindy Kaling playing Velma in the comments, and things didn’t really turn out the way he probably intended.
By the way, Mindy Kaling would be PERFECT playing Velma.
An adult animated ‘SCOOBY DOO’ prequel series is in the works at HBO Max.
The series will follow the origin story of Velma, voiced by Mindy Kaling. pic.twitter.com/WdbLAFAyw5
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) February 10, 2021
In a Tweet that has since been deleted, the troll wrote: “starring Mindy Kaling?” and then used a GIF of Michael Scott (Steve Carell) from The Office, in which he is yelling “no!” a whole bunch of times. You know the one.
I mean, so far this is nothing too different from the kind of mean-spirited jokes you’d see under literally anyone’s posts these days, including ours, but there’s a spicy little catch here.
That gif is from the episode titled ‘Frame Toby‘, from Season 5 Episode 9 of the show. It’s a well-respected ep from 2008, and all it takes is a very quick google of the episode title to find out that maybe this GIF isn’t the best to use against Mindy Kaling of all people.
Do you see that there? Written by Mindy Kaling. Can I get a big ol’ yikes from the crowd, please and thank you.
Naturally, when Kaling saw the GIF used against her, she clapped back in a very mature and matter-of-the-fact way.
“I wrote the episode of The Office this gif is from,” she wrote in response.
No making fun of her hater, no name-calling, just a good helping of putting him in his place with fact.
Anyway, I love Kaling one million times more now, and I will think of this occurrence often.