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Mindy Kaling has responded to the controversy surrounding her first-ever high-profile fashion magazine cover and the comedian has one simple message for folks:

Relax, people.

Kaling is one of four actresses - along with Alison Williams, Amy Poehler and Zooey Deschanel - featured in the publication's Women in TV issue.

But she is the ONLY one of those four to be photographed in black and white and to be shot from up close.

Is this a subtle commentary on her race? On her curvy figure?

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by Hilton Hater at

Mindy Kaling is featured this month on the cover of her first-ever national fashion magazine.

Cause for celebration, right? Yes, but also for controversy.

Kaling is one of four actress featured for the publication's Women in TV issue, along with Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) and Allison Williams (Girls)...

... but she's the only one of those four to be photographed up close and also in black and white.

Mindy Kaling Elle Cover

This could be no big deal. Like the Melissa McCarthy Elle cover that generated chatter, it's possible Kalig was in on the picture selection and some are making a big fuss over nothing.

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