Miss New York Nina Davuluri has been crowned the new Miss America. Davuluri is Indian-American, which inspired racists and morons (and racist morons) to register their complaints on Twitter. Some felt she isn't American (despite being born in Syracuse), other cracked wise about 7-Eleven, while the most astute of the bunch saw a win for al Qaeda (despite the fact that… oh, never mind).
Different kind of Indian than we normally report on, but, unfortunatey, it's the same old racism. We have to wonder what sort of nonsense might spew forth if an American Indian won Miss America? Maybe instead of "not American enough" the Tweeters would protest that she is too American.
Tip of the hat to BuzzFeed for collecting so many of these:
@MeredithRoanell "This is Miss America… not Miss Foreign Country"
@kathrynryan50 "shes like not even american and she won miss america"
@EJRBuckeye "Well they just picked a Muslim for Miss America. That must've made Obama happy. Maybe he had a vote"
@Granvil_Colt "And the Arab wins Miss America. Classic."
@Not_MissAmerica "More like Miss Terrorist #MissAmerica"
@jakeamick5 "How the fuck does a foreigner win miss America? She is a Arab! #idiots"
@sarawhitton "this is America. not India"
@savannah_dale97 "Miss New York is an Indian.. With all do respect, this is America"
@wnfraser "@ABC2020 nice slap in the face to the people of 9-11 how pathetic #missamerica"
@SHANN___Wow "Miss America right now or miss Al Qaeda?"
@JPLman95 "Miss America? You mean Miss 7-11."
@kalebistoocute "Man our president nor our new Miss America isn't even American I'm sorry but Miss Kansas I salute you your the real American #MissAmerica"
@JTomes84 "Miss America is brought to by their sponsors PF Changs and 7-11."
@_AudreyAnn "Miss America is a terrorist. Whatever. It's fine."
@Blayne_MkItRain "Congratulations Al-Qaeda. Our Miss America is one of you."
@anthonytkr "#MissAmerica ummm wtf?! Have we forgotten 9/11?"
@LukeBrasili "9/11 was 4 days ago and she gets miss America?"
@ColtonSEvans "Egypt dancing? This is America. #MissAmerica"
@NateBerard "Asian or indian are you kiddin this is america omg"
@JAyres15 "I swear I'm not racist but this is America."