On Sunday night, Nina Davuluri (aka Miss New York) was crowned he winner of the Miss America pageant.
This is the second year in a row that Miss New York won the competition but the first time EVER that a woman of Indian descent has won – a fact that is not sitting well with some gun-toting, God-fearing, red-blooded Americans.
As soon as the tiara was placed on Nina Davuluri’s head, Twitter exploded with anger. Racism on the internet? Morons with twitter accounts? Unheard of! Outrageous!
But nevertheless here are a few gems from the Twittersphere:
“And the Arab wins Miss America. Classic.”
“How the f*ck does a foreigner win miss America? She is a Arab! #idiots”
“Well they just picked a Muslim for Miss America. That must’ve made Obama happy. Maybe he had a vote”
“Miss America? You mean Miss 7-11”
Yeah! Nina Davuluri is a foreigner and a Muslim Arab!! (Note: Davuluri is American and not a Muslim)
“WHEN WILL A WHITE WOMAN WIN #MISSAMERICA? Ever??!!”
“I swear I’m not racist but this is America.”
“Miss New York is an Indian.. With all do respect, this is America”
Yeah! This is America!!
“#MissAmerica ummm wtf?! Have we forgotten 9/11?”
“9/11 was 4 days ago and she gets miss America?”
Yeah! How dare they crown a “non-American” so close to 9/11! We can’t let those Indian terrorists win!
“Miss America right now or miss Al Qaeda?”
“More like Miss Terrorist #MissAmerica“
Yeah! Brown people are terrorists! 9/11!!!
Apparently Miss American should be more “American”, like Miss Kansas, who loves her country, hunting, and tattoos.
That was last tweet was actually from Todd Starnes, host of Fox News and Commentary, not just some nut on the internet (although that can be debated…)
Things I learned today: Only Caucasians can be true Americans, true Americans love hunting and tattoos, and Fox News still needs work.
Nina Davuluri, who hails from Syracuse and wants to become a doctor, was asked to respond to the Twitter barrage over her anti-Americanness.
“I have to rise above that,” said Davuluri. “I always viewed myself as first and foremost American.”
“I’m so happy this organization has embraced diversity,” she continued. “I’m thankful there are children watching at home who can finally relate to a new Miss America.”
Hmm. You know the country’s in trouble when a beauty pageant contestant is the most intelligent contributor to the conversation.