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Salon Confuses Two Minority Actors in TV Review; Mockery Ensues

Kumail Nanjiani is a Pakistani-American comedian who stars in the hit HBO show Silicon Valley. Kunal Nayyar is a British-Indian actor who stars in the hit CBS show The Big Bang Theory. And in a review of the HBO show, mostly focused on its gender politics and issues with female representation, writer Sonia Saraiya made this rather awkward flub:

Oops.

Nanjiani pointed it out on Twitter:

And from there, Twitter mockery followed:

Salon eventually got wind of all this, added a small correction, and apologized:

Nanjiani subsequently asked people not to beat up on Salon or Saraiya:

[image via screengrab/Kumail Nanjiani, featured image via Gage Skidmore, karihaley/Flickr]

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