Why Mindy Kaling As Velma In HBO’s ‘Scooby Doo’ Is Sparking Controversy

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    An HBO remake of the popular cartoon “Scooby Doo” is causing controversy over its casting of Indian American actress Mindy Kaling as Velma Dinkley. NBC News’ Sakshi Venkatraman explains why critics claim casting Kaling as Velma plays into the so-called minority model myth. 

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