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.”
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.”
“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.