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Mindy Kaling is set to star in a new "Scooby Doo" spinoff series called "Velma" on HBO Max. Kaling will play the titular character, the brainiac of Mystery Inc. But months after the original announcement, some are criticizing the choice – with some making racist arguments against it.Kaling will executive produce the 10-episode animated series that is a comedic take on the character's origins, Entertainment Tonight reported in February.In reaction to the news, one person on Twitter posted a gif of Michael Scott from "The Office" shouting "No!" That tweet was deleted — but not before Kaling, a writer and actor on that sitcom, got to respond."I wrote the episode of The Office this gif is from," she replied. Sorry guys all your memories going down the drain," another person tweeted."It's Velma, except she's Asian and there's no Mystery Inc. in other words, it's not Velma," another tweeted.While the original "Scooby Doo" cartoon first began airing in the 1960s, there have been several adaptations – and Velma has been played by an Asian woman before.Hayley Kiyoko, who is of Japanese descent, played Velma in two live-action TV movies that aired on Cartoon Network in 2009 and 2010.

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