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We still can't believe Mindy Kaling got slut-shamed by her own brother

Just because Mindy Kailing has made some mistakes, doesn't mean her brother gets to slut-shame her

Wow, Mindy Kaling's brother Vijay Jojo Chokal-Ingam sounds less than awesome.

Apparently, Kaling and Chokal-Ingam are feuding over his book, which exposes the fact that he got into medical school by pretending to be a black man, rather than truthfully stating that he is of Indian heritage.

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During an interview with Page Six, Chokal-Ingam explained that Kaling tried to stop Chokal-Ingam's book from being published because she thought it would bring shame to their family.

"She tried to sabotage the book, and that’s not acceptable," Chokal-Ingam said.

He added, "You play a slut on national TV, and you think this [book] will bring shame on the family?"

And that's about right when I spit up my coffee onto my lap.

Kaling, who is known for her roles on The Mindy Project and The Office, is far from a Hollywood harlot. And even if she were, she has every right to own her body and tell the stories she wants to tell. That does not make her a slut, it makes her a strong and confident woman.

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Not to say Kaling hasn't made her fair share of mistakes. Chokal-Ingam also trashes his sister for reportedly stabbing her friends and boyfriends in the backs along the way of her career.

"My sister has engineered similar public and private plots against her many frenemies in Hollywood," Chokal-Ingam said.

He continued, "If Mindy thinks twice about stabbing someone else in the back because of what I’ve written, then I’m doing her a big favor."

Who knows if Kaling is actually guilty of being Hollywood's big, secret frenemy or not, but no one deserves to be called a "slut," especially by their brother.

It sounds like Chokal-Ingam is behind the times. He would do well to educate himself before making a judgemnt that affects more women than just his sister.

As for Chokal-Ingam's book, he went ahead with it but doesn't recommend anyone pretend to be black to get into medical school like he did. Probably sound advice since medical school didn't end up working out so well for him. Chokal-Ingam dropped out and now works as a college admissions consultant.

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Kaling has yet to comment on the drama. We're guessing she's staying out of it while her brother digs his own grave.

Update: Oct. 7, 11:44 a.m. PT:

Following the publication of this article, Chokal-Ingam reached out to me on Twitter to try and explain his comments.

Needless to say, his justification isn't really making things better.

Are you shocked that Kaling has such volatile family drama with her brother?

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Just because Mindy Kailing has made some mistakes, doesn't mean her brother gets to slut-shame her
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