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Ike Barinholtz won’t stop trolling Mindy Kaling on Instagram, and it’s impressive – ANITH
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Ike Barinholtz won’t stop trolling Mindy Kaling on Instagram, and it’s impressive

Ike Barinholtz won’t stop trolling Mindy Kaling on Instagram, and it’s impressive


Ike Barinholtz and Mindy Kaling, the life of every party.

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Celebrities are just like us — they have friends, they’re obsessed with social media, and they use humor and wit to poke fun at their loved ones whenever possible.

Take Ike Barinholtz, for example. The Blockers actor constantly trolls his close pal and former Mindy Project co-star, Mindy Kaling, whenever she posts on Instagram. If the actress dares to share a photo with people who are not Ike, he’s there to question her loyalty. If she posts a photo of herself filming nearby, he asks if she wants to hang out. And if she promotes her new show Champions, he’s there to beg for a cameo.

The often lengthy and hilarious comments have become a delightful tradition that Mindy herself, and dedicated fans, have picked up on. So it’s time we give Ike’s Instagram efforts the recognition they deserve.

Here we see Mindy celebrating a Stylist magazine cover with her Wrinkle In Time co-stars on Instagram:

At first glance it appears to be a nice, soothing, drama-free post. But look a bit closer and you’ll see Ike low-key shading Mindy for not returning his texts or giving him advice on his book/movie ideas.

Image: screengrab/instagram

The actress also attempted to share photos of her beloved winter coat with the world, and Ike responded by offering to jump on a bus and head to New York to do a cameo in her movie. He’s even got the perfect scene pitch in mind. (Sidenote: Beware of Howard.)

Image: screengrab/instagram

When Mindy had the freaking nerve to go to Springsteen on Broadway without Bruce Springsteen’s #1 fan, Ike Barinholtz, you’d better believe he stepped in.

Image: screengrab/instagram

And you’d think the actress would at least consider a Champions/Mindy Project mash-up after Ike asked so nicely under this post about best friends. But we have yet to see a mash-up.

Image: screengrab/instagram

Now I know you’re probably thinking, “WOAH, how did this girl pick up on Ike’s commitment to this ongoing bit? She must be some obsessed Mindy/Ike stalker.” Well, that’s semi-true, but other fans have also noticed some real gems, OK? He comments on basically every picture, so I’d advise you to start keeping an eye out.

On April 25, after Ike launched into a drama-fueled rant demanding to know why he was excluded from Mindy’s Hulu-themed cover for The Hollywood Reporter, something very special happened. Mindy shared her feelings about Ike’s extremely extra comments.

Ike commenting on Mindy's Instagram.

Image: screengrab/instagram

Turns out she loves them as much as fans do and replied by saying, “sometimes these posts are the only thing I look forward in my day.” 

Image: screengrab/instagram

AWWWW. Same, Mindy. Same.

Kaling has also previously called the comments “brilliant low-key performance art” on Twitter, to which Ike admitted crafting them is the only fun he has on social media.

Sure, Mindy has tons of cool friends like Ava DuVernay, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Lena Waithe, Bryan Greenberg, Anders Holm, and Angela Kinsey, but that’s no reason to get jealous, Ike.

Keep the amusing comments coming, but always remember what the wise (and fictional) Mindy Lahiri once said: “Best friend isn’t a person, it’s a tier.”

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