Mindy Kaling

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If you're a fan of The Mindy Project, then you know Mindy Kaling has phenomenal style (seriously, have you seen all those colorful Chanel handbags her character, Mindy Lahiri, loves to rock?). 

So, it came as quite a surprise to fans of the 35-year-old beauty when GossipGirl.com published an article calling the actress a "hot mess" thanks to a recent pink ensemble she wore last week to a design event. 

The article in itself was pretty harsh, saying she was dressed "like a second grade teacher" in addition to calling Kaling one of those "woman of the people types who basics find soooooo hilars." 

Brutal, right? Well, the former Office star got wind of the post and her response was anything but basic. 

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Yasss, queen! 

E! News was previously treated to a sneak peek of Mindy Kaling's wardrobe on The Mindy Project, and head costume designer Salvador Perez said Mindy's bold personality influences her looks

Mindy Kaling, Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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"Mindy wears colors and prints like nobody else," he said. "So I can get away with the houndstooth and the right sparkle and the pink colors…it's about color and texture and she's just bold in that way." 

"This character has influenced me a lot," Kaling added. "Mindy has made me dare to match prints and patterns, so my real-life looks have completely changed because of this character. It's been a really fun evolution."

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Mindy Kaling, Cannes 2015

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Ironically, the outfit Gossip Girl dissed was one Kaling wore while moderating an FYC Q&A with Perez at Neiman Marcus. 

"Magazines and articles and people will say, ‘You can't wear this if you have this body type, you can't wear light colors, you can't wear pastels, you can't wear mini skirts, you can't wear horizontal stripes,'" Kaling said at the event, per Variety. "It's a challenge. I'll say, ‘Sal, take this thing that people say that people with my body type can't do, and we're going to f--king do it.' Because I don't like to be told I can't do things like that." 

Preach, girl. 

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