Kal Penn shares cringeworthy audition scripts from his early days as an actor

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Minorities in Hollywood: You've come a long way, even if it doesn't feel like it. Actor Kal Penn found some of his old audition scripts, and the snippets he shared of accented or stereotypical South Asian roles would not survive today's scrutiny. Or at least would get the social media flogging they deserve.

The entertainment industry still has a lot to fix when it comes to minority representation (ahem, Ghost in the Shell), but Penn's tweets show that things have — somewhat — improved.

SEE ALSO: 'Ghost in the Shell' gets brutally dragged in its own viral campaign

Penn's thread started with a call for actors that included snake charmers, fire eaters and a "Gandhi lookalike." (At least they spelled Gandhi right?) Read more...

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