Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Mindy Kaling's Elle cover looks a little different than the three others that were released for the magazine's "Women in TV" issue. While Amy Poehler, Allison Williams and Zooey Deschanel grace their covers with full-body shots -- and in color -- Kaling is featured up close and in black and white.
Kaling responded to the controversy via Twitter on Tuesday:
(It's actually, coincidentally, true. Thank heavens my writers constantly script nudity. So: super funny, totally nude Chris/Mindy tonight!)— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) January 7, 2014
Elle also stood by the cover.
“Mindy looks sexy, beautiful and chic,” the magazine said in a statement. “We think it is a striking and sophisticated cover and are thrilled to celebrate her in our Women in TV Issue.”