Mindy Kaling is being praised for her “excellent” response to a tweet criticising the announcement that she would be starring in the new show Velma.
The news of the upcoming show, which has been described as an adult animated comedy, was met with mostly positive reactions on social media, prompting the Late Night star to tweet: “Jinkies what a nice response!”
However, one fan was apparently not pleased with the decision to have Kaling voice the lead character, as they wrote in a since-deleted tweet: “Starring Mindy Kaling?” along with a GIF of Michael Scott from The Office yelling: “Nooo”.
According to Uproxx, the scene in question occurred during an episode from season five when Scott learned that his rival, Toby Flenderson, had returned to Dunder Mifflin.
The tweet prompted a response from Kaling, who amusingly pointed out that she had written "Frame Toby", the episode that the GIF came from.
“I wrote the episode of The Office this GIF is from,” the 41-year-old wrote.
In addition to playing the role of Kelly Kapoor on the hit show, Kaling worked as a writer for The Office since the show’s start in 2005.
In response to Kaling’s tweet, which has since been liked more than 91,000 times, thousands of people applauded the actress for the “amazing” clapback.
“There’s comebacks … and then there’s this,” one person tweeted.
Another said: “If you could look up the definition of 'best comeback response' this would literally be it.”
“This is a next-level flex,” someone else wrote.
According to HBO Max, the new series will be a "comedic origin story starring the unsung and under-appreciated brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc gang, Velma Dinkley".
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