Yes, a lot of people can look similar, but if the main similarity is the colour of their skin which results in getting mistaken for each other, then there’s a problem, don’t you think?
But, instead of turning this into a rant about racism, there are some people who have a way of taking all of that in stride and poking fun at it. And, that’s exactly what brown actors in Hollywood have learned to do and, tbh, it’s quite hilarious how they deal with it.
For example, we have the only KKK that is made up entirely of brown people – Kumail Nanjiani, Kunal Nayyar, and Kal Penn. Or, maybe we can have a little more desi reference – K3G, because they are the real Gs. But, what a lot of people seem to realize is that they are three different people and don’t even look all that similar. Let’s inspect –
And, finally Kal-
NO, they aren’t the same person, obviously. But Kumail recently tweeted about how often he gets mistaken for another brown actor and being a comedian himself, he knows how to find the humour in it.
A day may come when I am not mistaken for another brown actor. But it is not this day.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) March 8, 2018
That day is coming, Kumail, I can feel it.
Turns out the tweet was way too relatable, and Kunal Nayyar also decided to join in.
Every time I get recognized for you I think “man I wish it were true:)”
— Kunal Nayyar (@kunalnayyar) March 8, 2018
You are, it’s okay, Kunal.
And, then comes the last K – Kal Penn.
I have taken credit for both of your accolades in the last 2 weeks so I guess I owe you each a photo, half a beer, and an awkward extended hug
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) March 8, 2018
Can we please get a video of that awkward extended hug?
Also, how cool would it be if they started a boy band? I have a name suggestion – ‘Brown KKK’.
Everyone thought this beautiful and very insightful conversation was hilarious. People started coming up with their jokes, and we all just need to appreciate it.
Yes, he was so good.
No one will ever mistake you. You did really well in Harold and Kumar.
— Shreeram Murali (@solcogium) March 9, 2018
Why, Kumail, Why?
Why would you like your own tweet lol pic.twitter.com/hjqG54yRm5
— Robin “100% ‘Tude” Crowe (@ThatChickComic) March 8, 2018
Yes, how can we forget Fez.
You’ll always be my favorite on That 70’s Show.
— Ed Larson (@Eddietunes_) March 8, 2018
He recently won an award for ‘Master Of None’ as well.
It will happen. With your success with Master of none, it may be sooner than you think.
— dancinginshadows (@dancinginshado) March 9, 2018
You’re so great in the Big Bang Theory! How can anyone confuse you??
— Inez Russell Gomez (@inezrussell) March 9, 2018
What a story!
If it makes you feel any better, my mother once loudly exclaimed her excitement when bumping into “Mick Jagger” in public. It was Steven Tyler, who made clear it wasn’t the first time.
— Joe Riconosciuto (@Joericono) March 8, 2018
Wow, Kumail, so many different roles, I’m impressed.
Loved your work in Lion
— Amritha (@ayviemal) March 8, 2018
Such sarcasm, much wow.
But, I’m still waiting for that boy band, it needs to happen.