After all, Gandhi did appear on the ultraviolent claymation show Celebrity Deathmatch three years before Clone High aired he won against Genghis Khan. So I guess not any publicity is good publicity. But I realize that, mostly, I still feel salty about the cancelation because, even 15 years later, American media is still plagued by the same lack of consistent and meaningful South Asian representation that made me latch onto something like Clone High in the first place.
It was almost unheard of to have an Indian character who sounded and acted American and that felt groundbreaking. Clone High Filed to: These characters were racist, but I loved them anyway, devouring whatever scraps of South Asian representation I could get.
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He was the comedic relief, as South Asian characters tend to be. Share Tweet. How 'The Mindy Project' finally got in touch with Indian culture.
Isha Aran Isha is a staff reporter who covers pop culture, representation in media, and your new faves. By nature of being grown in a test tube in a secret government project, Gandhi was American.Joan + JFK Scenes - Clone High
Whenever we played two truths and a lie, my lie was always that Gandhi was my great uncle and people always believed me. Recommended Stories. Looking back on the show, producer Bill Lawrence told Entertainment Weekly:.
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And then the show went off the air. Isha is a staff reporter who covers pop culture, representation in media, and your new faves. But I need to talk about one character: Filed to: The show never aired in India, but India caught wind of it in light of the Maxim controversy and responded with just as much ire. Fifteen years later, the almost fittingly bombastic end to the wacky show remains something of an obscure anecdote—just like the show itself.
Kinja is in read-only mode. In the immediate aftermath of the cancelation, 12-year-old me was livid. We are working to restore service. The premise of the show, which was created by Chris Miller and Phil Lord, is honestly best described in its theme song: Along with this came a persistent emasculation; having male Indian characters want nothing more than to have the sexual prowess of an American man and failing spectacularly.