Mindy Kaling's Reasons Why She Doesn't Aspire To Be Super Skinny Are Perfect (Video)

by Katie Gonzalez

It's hard out there for all the "normal" (read: not dangerously thin) women in Hollywood, as J. Law would attest.

But Mindy Kaling took a whole new spin on the weight debate in the film, TV and fashion industries, in her recent appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

"The Mindy Project" actress told Kimmel that she takes offense when people think that "average-sized" women (think Lena Dunham) don't care how they look simply because they're slightly larger than a size 0.

Apparently the whole thing started when Kaling wore a midriff-revealing outfit.

"I am the recipient of a lot of backhanded compliments about it, where people are like, 'It's so nice that Mindy Kaling doesn’t feel she needs to subscribe to the ideals of beauty that other people do.' And I'm like, 'I do subscribe!' They're like, 'It's so refreshing that Mindy feels comfortable to let herself go and be a fat sea monster.' By the way, I like run and work out. It takes a lot of effort to look like a normal/chubby woman. The way they talk about it, [it's] like, 'She’s a pioneer because she’s glued to her sofa.' Some people were pretty mean about it, but then some people were like, 'She’s just so courageous!' Aren’t surgeons courageous?"

How have we come to the point when someone totally normal-proportioned like Kaling has to go on the defensive for doing something totally normal, like wearing a crop top?

It's not bravery, people, it's living her life.

H/T: Huffington Post