Racists tweet about new Miss America, Nina Davuluri
History was made Sunday after Ninan Davulri of Syracuse, N.Y., became the first Indian-American woman to win Miss America. Davulri, 23, took home the coveted crown and the $50,000 scholarship, beating out Miss California, Miss Oklahoma, Miss Florida and Miss Minnesota for the top spot.
The beauty performed a Bollywood fusion dance before being asked by Carla Hall about Julie Chen’s decision to have plastic surgery to make her eyes less Asian.
“I don’t agree with plastic surgery, however, I can understand that from a standpoint. More importantly, I’ve always viewed Miss America as the girl next door. Miss America is always evolving, I wouldn’t want to change someone’s looks. Be confident in who you are,” said Davulri.
While the majority of people were satisfied with the judges’ decision to crown the Asian-American beauty as the winner, a select few racists showed their true colors on Twitter.
Americans be like “we will always remember 9/11” and miss America goes to…. pic.twitter.com/32kgYloUKQ
— Luke Brasili (@LukeBrasili) September 16, 2013
By contrast a few more intelligent people jumped to Miss America’s defense and schooled the ignorant on their comments.
If you’re upset that #MissAmerica isn’t white, I’m sure there are some Native American’s who’d love to help you brush up on your history.
— MARINA &THE DIAMONDS (@MarinaDiamonds) September 16, 2013
Check out what Twitter really thought about Miss America being of Indian-American descent below.