Mindy Kaling doesn't think The Office could get made today.
During an appearance on Good Morning America, the writer and actress confessed that she believed the show belonged in the past.
"That show is so inappropriate now," Kaling said. "The writers who I’m still in touch with now, we always talk about how so much of that show we probably couldn’t make now."
Kaling, who wrote for the show and starred as Kelly Kapoor, added that "tastes have changed, and honestly what offends people has changed so much now. I think that actually is one of the reasons the show is popular, because people feel like there’s something kind of fearless about it or taboo that it talks about on the show."
As for what Kelly would be up to these days? "I think she would have quit Dunder Mifflin to become an influencer, and then probably be canceled, almost immediately," said Kaling, who currently writes HBO Max's The Sex Lives of College Girls. "Actually, most of the characters on that show would be canceled by now."
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Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.