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.”
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