Miss America spawns racist tweets

Miss New York Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America Sunday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Miss New York Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America Sunday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Racism, unlike Miss America, is ugly.

After 24-year-old Nina Davuluri, the first woman of Indian descent to win the contest,  was crowned, ignorance flooded social media like it was Nancy Creek.

“Miss America? You mean Miss 7-11,” wrote @JPLman95 on Twitter.

“If you’re Miss America you should have to be one,” wrote someone else, according to CNN.

“9/11 was 4 days ago and she gets miss America?” tweeted @LukeBrasili.

“The liberal Miss America judges won’t say this – but Miss Kansas lost because she actually represented American values,” said @toddstarnes.

“Miss America right now or miss Al Qaeda?” tweeted Shannon McCann.

Davuluri, the second consecutive New York resident to win the contest, represents American values too.

“I have to rise above [racism],” she said. “I always viewed myself as first and foremost American.”

An example of how stupid @LukeBrasili can be. (Twitter.com)

An example of how stupid @LukeBrasili can be. (Twitter.com)

Personally, I was rooting for Miss Georgia. She has a great last name.

But let’s get back to some of these folks that were tweeting. Looking at their other tweets may reveal more about their character.

Here are some collected witticisms of JPLman95, who appears to be a Marine from North Carolina.

“Lost a follower… Well they wasn’t good enough to read my tweets anyhow.”

“If you don’t have at least one #BassPro hat you are not a man.”

“Don’t touch my tools, Camaro or John Deere I value them more then I value 98% of humanity.”

“Cows are amazing animals.”

Then he appears to sober up … “Ok I will say I think Nina Davuluri aka Miss America is beautiful.”

I am impressed he spelled her name right.

Now, let’s visit the oracle known as Todd Starnes, a “host of Fox News & Commentary … a writer of books and lover of sweet tea.”

“Miss Kansas, a gun-toting, deer-hunting, military veteran was America’s choice – but not the liberal Miss America judges’ choice.”

“Apparently the liberal Miss America Pageant judges weren’t ready for a patriotic, gun-toting, deer-hunting Miss America.”

JPLman95 and friends looking for intelligent women they will never find. (Twitter.com)

JPLman95 and friends looking for intelligent women they will never find. (Twitter.com)

“Miss Kansas is singing opera – she should’ve fired off a few rounds at the end.”

“Miss Kansas knows how to field dress a deer and has a great recipe for squirrel stew.”

OK, it is clear Starnes has a thing for Miss Kansas, guns and survivalist menu items.

Finally, let’s peer into the timeline of Luke Brasili, a fan of Alabama football:

“Americans be like ‘we will always remember 9/11′ and miss America goes to…. [and he posts a pic of a Taliban fighter]”

“I’m pissed, It’s miss AMERICA. Not miss Pakistan or Miss china.”

“Hopefully my car is totaled.”

“This will either be the best, or the worst week of my life.”

I’m thinking it may be the worst. Or at least I hope so.

185 comments Add your comment

Marion L Kilarski

September 16th, 2013
7:48 am

This year Miss America is a JOKE!!!

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who cares

September 16th, 2013
7:55 am

who cares. it’s a beauty pageant.

Pete

September 16th, 2013
7:57 am

Racism is alive and well in this country. Miss Davuliri is beautiful, talented, and intelligent, and she IS an American. As for Miss Kansas, a lot of people aren’t ready for a Miss America with tattoos. Plus her so-called operatic song was a screechy mess.

Totally Real Person -- Totally!

September 16th, 2013
7:57 am

What did you expect? No matter what the crazed right wingers say, racism is alive and well in America. Our country was founded on it, and it’ll probably be brought down by it.

But, in other REAL news, BAMA won!!! Roll Tide!!

Now that’s ^^^ REAL news — not like that politics and Miss America junk!

Foreign Invasion

September 16th, 2013
8:04 am

I guess by the rationale of some of these idiots, only native americans should be allowed to compete. That sounds fine with me. It is of little wonder that so many are so tolerant of our government murdering hundreds of thousands of innocent brown people in far away countries despite them having done nothing to us or to threaten our nation.

Trevor Samms

September 16th, 2013
8:06 am

Last I checked, the native Americans are the only people that were NATIVE to what is now know as the United States. I’m sure those idiotic tweets came from trailer trash, confederate flag waving fools or first generation decedents thereof. These people lay out in the sun or get sprayed up to become dark. Yet, when a beautiful woman achieves dark skin naturally and wins an absolutely meaningless contest their deep-seeded, racist emotions uncontrollably bubbles up. #meltingpot

Lucy

September 16th, 2013
8:07 am

i thought most indians were hindi, so what does that have to do with the 9/11terrorist attacks? this isn’t your grandma’s miss usa padgent anymore-get over it. the tweeters clearly don’t have a clue.

JudeTheObtuse

September 16th, 2013
8:08 am

Sad to say, but it would be more surprising if ignorance had not poked up its vile head.

David

September 16th, 2013
8:10 am

You idiots! This is BIGOTRY. Not racism. Please use the correct term.

Whirled Peas

September 16th, 2013
8:11 am

If only everyone could be enlightened like George Mathis we would all sit around the campfire and sing Kum By Yah and love one another and eat pine nuts and muslims would love us back and there would be peace on earth and good will to men.

Stop the Madness

September 16th, 2013
8:12 am

The comments on this timeline are no different than the hate spewed by the folks who happily Tweeted racist comments about the new Miss America. You can’t call one person racist and then turnaround and judge an entire group of people based on what a few individuals do – cue Trever Samms’ comments. Racism is racism – white, black, brown, green, orange, etc.

Tboneroswell

September 16th, 2013
8:13 am

This lady is from NY and there is no better city in the USA that represents AMERICA more than NY. They dont think about racism there no do they act upon it. There are all cultures and everyone minds their own business. The south sucks and I am from here. TOO MUCH HATE!!!

AD

September 16th, 2013
8:13 am

George,
Why did you give this moron any press? Do you know how many more followers you sent his way?
Sometimes, the distance between a fool and a leader can be bridged by a microphone.

Danny

September 16th, 2013
8:13 am

MISS AL QUEDA.

metoo@yahoo.com

September 16th, 2013
8:14 am

She is hot. Another chicken will die. Choked to death.

metoo@yahoo.com

September 16th, 2013
8:17 am

Finally, let’s peer into the timeline of Luke Brasili, a fan of Alabama football:

What do you expect from a “supporter of AL football” One of the poorest states in the nation and all they care about is AL football.

joedog

September 16th, 2013
8:19 am

I agree with David. She was born in America; therefore, she is an American. Her win has nothing to do with the word Racism.

Trevor Samms

September 16th, 2013
8:20 am

Racists… Bigots… Kreepy @ss KraKKers… The terms become synonymous when one attacks an innocent person because the color of their skin? This is a blog, not a dissertation. However, I’m glad David recognizes these stupid tweets are not right.

Amanda

September 16th, 2013
8:21 am

I think this is REALLY sad. She is a beautiful woman. I am so sick of the racist comments by punks who are brave behind a computer. As AMERICANS and as CHRISTIANS you all should welcome anyone into the fold of AMERICA which is what America was built on. You are a bunch of nasty humans. REMEMBER “THOU SHALL NOT JUDGE”!!! You should all be ashamed of your posts and behavior. Congrats to the new Mrs. America, you are beautiful!

Devil's Advocate

September 16th, 2013
8:21 am

Remember, there’s no such thing as racism unless it’s coming from blacks. How dare you people try to take away my RIGHT to say whatever I want!

oBAMA sUCKS

September 16th, 2013
8:21 am

yes racism exists and its all the phony ass hypocrite progressive left wingers who are the most racist

Rodney Kent

September 16th, 2013
8:22 am

I did not follow the contest, so I am not capable of deciding who was beautiful and who was not beautiful, nor their character qualifications for the title. However, from the comments that were supposedly racists in the article, I did not find any racist remarks. The comments appeared to be that the candidate was not of American origin, but was a native of the terrorist cult that hates God, his Son, and the American way of life. This may not be true, but this is the message I detected from the dissenters. Those remarks have nothing to do with race, but appear to have everything to do with the politically correct actions of Barack Hussein Obama and all the other anti-American and anti-Christian terrorists in a jihad to destroy America. I agree that Miss America should be a natural born citizen of America. If this is not so, then those who made the dissenting remarks were correct, and the remarks had nothing to do with a race or racism. The Quran and Islam is totally in a warfare against America and its Christian ideals. This is a war between Satan and God and has nothing to do with racism. The god of Islam is Satan himself, and the god of Islam is totally opposite the creator God of the Bible and the ideals of America (In God We Trust).

Trevor Samms

September 16th, 2013
8:22 am

“Racism is usually defined as views, practices and actions reflecting the belief that humanity is divided into distinct biological groups called races and that members of a certain race share certain attributes which make that group as a whole less desirable, more desirable, inferior, or superior.”
– Wikipedia

Sounds like racism to me…

cc

September 16th, 2013
8:24 am

Rodney Kent — Just another demented, uneducated, whacko who gives the South a bad name.

LydiasDad

September 16th, 2013
8:26 am

Zip it race baiters. Sure, racism is alive on all sided (blacks and Indians too). Let it go. The difference is that now racist thoughts aren’t held by people in power. It’s only held by rednecks and ghetto dwellers. Ignore it.

Latresha

September 16th, 2013
8:28 am

I would like to congratulate Miss Nina Davuluri on a job well done.

Although she doesn’t yet meet the minimum age requirements, this Miss America would make a much, much better President of the United States than THE JOKE we have for one right now.

Of course, our current P-O-S POTUS has shown us one doesn’t have to actually meet the requirements of being President to be elected to the office.

Devil's Advocate

September 16th, 2013
8:28 am

joedog,

Why are you discounting “racism” based on nationality? America has many races or do you too think “American” is a race?

As for the bigotry card, why do bigots practice bigotry in the first place? Give me one logical reason a person would be a bigot against a race if not for the belief that said race is in some way inferior and incapable of being on the same level as the race of the bigot?

Bigotry is a generalized term that can be applied in any descriptive context. I mean someone can be a bigot concerning religion, gender, RACE, sport team affiliation, employment, nationality, creed, culture, food preference, etc.

That said, a bigot about racial issues is likely a racist.

Brace4impactz

September 16th, 2013
8:29 am

Bigots and racists have a common trait….they seem to be really dumb and extremely uneducated. Exhibit one: read those tweets related to 9/11. Many honestly don’t have a clue about who attacked us.

Van Jones

September 16th, 2013
8:32 am

Misleading title. “Racist” or RACIAL?

GRAPHITE

September 16th, 2013
8:35 am

SHE CAN VISIT MY TEE PEE ANYTIME.

Devil's Advocate

September 16th, 2013
8:36 am

Rodney Kent,

That was the most moronic piece of dribble hidden behind pseudo intellect I’ve ever read.

“The comments appeared to be that the candidate was not of American origin, but was a native of the terrorist cult that hates God, his Son, and the American way of life.”

The assumption that a dark skinned lady of Indian descent cannot be an American is pretty racist to me. Once again, what logic can preclude a dark skinned person from being an American? What biological fact can one point to that would suggest simply by seeing that this woman is Indian that she cannot be an American?

Judging a book by its cover is prejudiced and prejudice in this context stems from an ignorance that a person of Indian decent is inferior and therefore cannot be an American. Passes the racist test to me…

I mean she was born in Syracuse, New York for crying out loud. Sounds American to me…

Nagesh

September 16th, 2013
8:36 am

Moochelle Obigbutt only wishes she could be as lovely, talented, intelligent, articulate, likeable and cerebral as Miss Nina Davuluri. When Bobby Jindal gets elected President in 2016, we finally have a lovely and respectable first lady once more. Congratulations, Miss America 2013!!

Nagesh

September 16th, 2013
8:40 am

I may admittedly be a bit biased given my ancestry, but, in my humble opinion, there is *No Woman* from the continent of Africa who is as beautiful and charming as the women from the subcontinent of India. The Kama Sutra was written in Kenya, you know! :-D

Carol

September 16th, 2013
8:44 am

I was hoping Miss Georgia would win and do not really think Miss NY was the prettiest however she is not Muslim. Hindu is the religion of India. She was born in NY therefore an American.

Tom

September 16th, 2013
8:46 am

Todd Starnes is Fox News’ resident hyperbolic pot-stirrer. “Todd” is actually his middle name. His first name is “Wee” and his last name is “Did”.

BIG OTT

September 16th, 2013
8:47 am

The beautiful Nina Davuluri can give me a Slurpee anytime she wants.

BIG OTT

September 16th, 2013
8:48 am

Is it still “racism” and “bigotry” if you LIKE their race, perhaps even to the point of having a fetish for it?????????

Ron

September 16th, 2013
8:48 am

I guess we need a “white” Miss America pageant now? I mean they get to have a “Black” Miss America pageant even though they want things “equal.”

leefrommeeks

September 16th, 2013
8:59 am

This is just another case of liberial media…you just can’t fix stupid….or AJC…..black man in New York kills a white man because he’s white ……..did not make the front page of AJC…..it goes both ways…try printing the truth but that’s not what liberial media does anymore

Bumper

September 16th, 2013
9:03 am

We get the occasional reminder that, like it or not, America is the melting pot of the world. This is one of those times.

If she goes about it the right way Nina Davuluri can be a uniter during her reign as Miss America.

Jimmy B

September 16th, 2013
9:07 am

this is really really stupid…..shes a hottie…that is all….and the “racsim is alive” mantra is just a stupid saying

Larry

September 16th, 2013
9:15 am

Look! This is America! All the American people have hugh hugh mental issues and too much hatred for each other. This is sad!

SBinF

September 16th, 2013
9:15 am

Ahh, the conservative movement in this country, ladies and gentlemen.

Josiah McNeill

September 16th, 2013
9:19 am

i dont care what no one says, she is drop dead gorgeous. I mean even a blind man can see he beauty

gunga din

September 16th, 2013
9:20 am

any thing with donald trump attached to it is a joke !!!!

Josiah McNeill

September 16th, 2013
9:20 am

dawgingatorville

September 16th, 2013
9:31 am

Stupid people! She is a young, talented beautiful young lady and she won. Live it!

joeschmoe

September 16th, 2013
9:33 am

Before the 2014 winner was announced the hostess approached the two finalists and asked how they were feeling. Miss NY said something to the effect that ‘we’re feeling so proud…we’re both making history here as Asian-Americans’. The reference to being Asian-American (perhaps as opposed to American or perhaps as opposed to not referencing a difference in national origin) may have spurred some resentment in viewers and others. Thoughts?

Sol

September 16th, 2013
9:38 am

Starnes comments were NOT racist. He’s just telling the truth.