Miss America 2014 Faces Racist Comments On Twitter
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Nina Davuluri, Miss New York, was crowned the winner of the 2014 Miss America Pageant. She is the first contestant of Indian descent to have been crowned the title. When her win was announced, Twitter immediately exploded with hateful tweets, calling her a foreigner.
I am literarily soo mad right now a ARAB won #MissAmerica
— Dallas Robinson (@DallasRobinson8) September 16, 2013
Some were even offended she was crowned so close the anniversary of 9/11...
#MissAmerica ummm wtf?! Have we forgotten 9/11?
— anthony ridgeway (@anthonytkr) September 16, 2013
...and joked about her having possible ties to a terrosist group like al-Qaeda.
So miss america is a terrorist
— Nick Pizzo (@pizzo_nick) September 16, 2013
And some were just outright racist.
My thoughts on the Indian winning Miss America. pic.twitter.com/9slTDU9V7i
— Lauren Hall (@Laurnana15) September 16, 2013
It really goes to show how much the United States hasn't grown as a country.
Unless you're a Native American Indian your family came from another country. So you don't get to complain about who #MissAmerica is.
— Devon Haas (@DevonHaas) September 16, 2013
If you really want someone who represents America accurately, Miss America should be an overweight internet troll who drinks Mountain Dew
— Jake Weisman (@weismanjake) September 16, 2013
The twitter responses to a beautiful & talented American Indian woman being crowned Miss America literally make me want to cry #growupworld
— Marilyn like Monroe (@MCfromMD) September 16, 2013
But what does Miss America have to say about all of this?
Haters gonna hate. I am Miss America 2014.
— Nina Davuluri (@DavuluriNina) September 16, 2013
You go girl! We think this is exactly what America needs. Even with an African-American president, society is still having issues with racial equality.
Watch the win here: