Cape Town – The Big Sick star/writer Kumail Nanjiani has feelings about continuously being mistaken for other actors of colour and it’s time to hear him out.
Despite being an accomplished actor, writer and comedian the Oscar-nominee shared on Twitter that he is looking forward to the day he is not mistaken for someone else…
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
Sharing those feelings is Big Bang Theory star Kunal Nayyar, who responded to Kumail revealing that he is repeatedly mistaken for Kumail…
Every time I get recognized for you I think “man I wish it were true:)”— Kunal Nayyar (@kunalnayyar) March 8, 2018
But that’s not where it ends. Enter Kal Penn - who added to the Twitter exchange saying that he has been mistaken for both Kumail and Kunal and has unashamedly “taken credit” for their “accolades”.
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
Finding humour in the entire matter, Kumail responded calling Kal their “alpha”.
All jokes aside Kumail, Kunal and Kal are three different people with their own achievements.
Get it right people.
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