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

Lisa

September 16th, 2013
2:18 pm

Huh! I thought we all grew up. I picked this woman out early o clock as a contender for the crown, I thought she was confident, sexy, gorgeous, gorgeous complexion, well-spoken, didn’t make a difference that she was brown, her race etc, I guess the tweeters gave it a whole lot more thought than I did. A tweeter said she was Muslim, that tweeter must live in the bush.

Gerald

September 16th, 2013
2:18 pm

I don’t have a problem with the idiots on Twitter. Todd Starnes of Fox News is another matter, however. The guy is making conservatives look bad. It is one thing to have a favorite candidate because you prefer that candidate’s race or culture. It is no different from Jews supporting Jewish baseball players like Sandy Koufax or Hank Greenberg, blacks supporting black QBs like Doug Williams, southerners supporting music acts like Lady Antebellum and Lynyrd Skynrd and watching the Dukes of Hazzard (I am not a flagger but even I thought the General Lee car was cool) etc. But for Starnes to trash the winner like that was uncalled for. You can’t turn anything and everything into an “us versus them” type of deal, treating everyone who doesn’t think or look like you into a Democrat running for U.S. Senate or liberal federal judiciary appointee or something. So long as nothing is really at stake, then people have a right to be different, to represent different cultures and values. New York and California are just as much a part of this country as middle America, and moreover if California (and Silicon Valley) and New York (Wall Street) weren’t part of this country, a lot of folks from Kansas (where the lady that Starnes wanted to win) and the rest of middle America would be out of work. Miss Kansas is ex-military? Well California and New York generate a lot of tax revenue to fund the military, while lots of red state places get more money from the government than they contribute. Another thing: Miss America actually did do her time in middle America – she lived in Oklahoma for 6 years. But she and her family (her father is A DOCTOR) moved back to New York. Why? Probably to get away from people like Starnes. But hey, America is better off because it offers both liberal areas so people like Miss America can live their lives without being harassed for deviating from some people’s ideal, and it has conservative areas where folks who do not like counterculture don’t have to be confronted with it. Maybe idiots on Twitter aren’t educated well enough to understand this, but national media types like Starnes are. There are more “traditional American” backgrounds than growing up in rural America hunting and fishing. Large urban areas like New York City and Boston have been a part of America from the very beginning, OK? And there are other professions that are suitably “American” that aren’t the military. And since when did conservatives begin to equate joining the military with becoming a pastor or missionary anyway? The military isn’t a “higher calling” but a job just like any other. And unless you are deployed in a combat unit to a war zone, it isn’t even any more dangerous than a lot of other occupations. Emergency room doctors and nurses save far more lives than members of the military do. I am not anti-military, I have lots of family members who served, and I attempted to volunteer myself but failed the physical. I am just pointing out facts.

Miss America is every bit as American as Miss Kansas, and the failure of people like Todd Starnes to acknowledge that is precisely why the conservative movement is doing so poorly politically everywhere but the south, and is even losing some elections in the south these days (Obama won Florida in 2008 and 2012, and also won Virginia and North Carolina at least once also).

CNYC

September 16th, 2013
2:28 pm

As a WHITE AMERICAN I CONGRATULATE THIS STUNNING BEAUTY!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE INDIAN WOMEN.

” Let Me Be Your Pavement ! “

BenDaho

September 16th, 2013
2:33 pm

If she played her cards right she could have me!

Diversity HS

September 16th, 2013
2:44 pm

At my high school today, the Indians were the ones cracking the jokes about Miss aMerica. Miss Big Gulp was one of their favorites.

Its kind of like the N word. I guess when one of your own ridicules and hates on your race it’s okay, but anyone else gets the hate label slapped on them.

Matthew

September 16th, 2013
2:45 pm

Writer in the article points out racism but uses article to humiliate 3 other people. Just playing the game obviously.

Politically Correct

September 16th, 2013
2:49 pm

Today’s America hates Whites, and will vote for anyone that is not White to promote the Browning of America. For a country that is suppose to celebrate and welcome diversity, our country will be nothing special if we all look pretty much the same. No wonder the rest of the world hates America, we are a cess pool not a melting pot.

wareagle

September 16th, 2013
2:56 pm

Hillary will not be elected b/c then Bill would be First Lady. The GOP will take back and fumigate the house where the POS currently resides. As for Carole, are you sure no black women have entered the contest? Maybe none did and they just went for the miss Black contest. Besides, Miss Africa is always in the Miss universe pageant and you don’t see White people protesting that a non black is holding THAT spot. (then again, you have to be a moron to be white and live in Africa). Wonder why BET does not have their pageant on at the same time? hmmm.

wareagle

September 16th, 2013
3:02 pm

A sorority is by invitation only. They can accept or reject whomever they want. Now, if this black girl is into white men, they should accept that. But, if she is looking to get in and bring her black bros to the house, then no. Now, any self respecting white girl is not going to pledge an all black girl sorority. That’s probably where you find the fat girls. Rather than go on WW or go to a fat farm, they give up and hook up with the brother, where he ultimately hooks them up with an illegit and then he splits.

Crystal

September 16th, 2013
3:11 pm

Nina is not a Native American Indian but an Asian Indian. She would be classified as South Asian and her first runner up, Crystal Lee is East Asian.

Sam the Sham

September 16th, 2013
3:16 pm

As long as there are races, there will be racism. This ain’t new baby!

Kate Ginsberg

September 16th, 2013
3:32 pm

How shameful! What’s wrong with people? An American can be anyone! And as someone said, if you wanted real Americans, they’ll have to be Native!

I hate bigotry. This embarrasses us in front of the whole world!

Donald Trump

September 16th, 2013
3:47 pm

I want to see her long form birth certificate and her college transcripts.

willydoit?

September 16th, 2013
4:06 pm

Sooo hot!!! Must touch the hiney!!

cooper

September 16th, 2013
4:22 pm

whats wrong with us…beauty comes in all colors….America needs to flush its racist attitudes instead of getting better it seems to be getting worse due to the declining white population and fear and deep ignorance

cooper

September 16th, 2013
4:40 pm

She is absolutely beautiful…White America beauty isn’t blond hair blue eyes…it comes in all colors..get use to it and grow up its 2013!!not 1940…does everything have to be white,its been white for years embrace change !!small minded southern idiots!!and please get out of the south and travel and get some exposure..i,m a white man and I have seen beautiful black women,aisians,africans ,Hispanics…

OedipusTax

September 16th, 2013
4:47 pm

Todd Starnes made his tweet before the female was crowned that won the event. The American values remark was made regarding the female with the tats that no longer was in the competition. To make Todd’s remark into a racist tweet is entirely the reflects the blatant liberal prejudices of George Mathis, and for the AJC to reprint it after CNN no longer stands by its original reporting, only goes to show how blatantly sloppy and arrogantly liberal the AJC remains as it disgraces Atlanta once more.

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Patman

September 16th, 2013
6:12 pm

Most of today’s racists are totally cowardly punks. They make their racist comments, including their lame “jokes” in cyberspace but they don’t have the guts to say any of that crap in front of the very people they’re targeting. At least the racists of back in the day let people know where they come from. They’d tell you straight up that “I don’t like any of you N words.” Now it’s “I’m not a racist, but….” or “Some of my best friends are……” or “What if we had a white_____, or a Miss White______, or a United White_____ “or some other equivalent. I know that this will be followed by more hate and ignorance, which will be no surprise, but the day someone says that stuff to my face while being honest about what they are will be.

USC-69

September 16th, 2013
6:41 pm

The aging children seem to spend most of their energy counting melanocytes. They are afraid to shout their results unless they can do it anonymously. The best thing about it is that the rest of us can enjoy pleasure, beauty, poetry, peace, and freedom without their interference or ugliness.

Patman

September 16th, 2013
9:09 pm

Most of today’s racist are totally cowardly punks. Liberals are posing under fake social media accounts making racist remarks to keep hatred alive. Most are paid to make these comments, much like the spammers that post garbage. These people have no real life. I am obviously one of them.

My name is Patman and I approve this message.

Shiv Patel

September 16th, 2013
9:13 pm

The browning of America to eliminate whitey. This woman left India and would not be welcome back. America is a garbage dump for the rest of the worlds unwanted waste. Sad but true. Shiv Patel.

Scrivener

September 16th, 2013
9:49 pm

The author of this article needs to do a retraction and apologize to Todd Starnes. His tweets are timed and dated and precede the crowning of the winner; thus, he wasn’t referring to the winner’s ethnicity. See: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/09/16/wont-believe-what-cnn-considers-racist/

ch Muralikrishna

September 17th, 2013
2:25 am

Still Americans cant come out of Racism and not able to accept the facts.
A country which cant survive without other countries products even with food items.

Lee

September 17th, 2013
5:59 am

“I’m so happy this organization has embraced diversity,” she said in her first press conference after winning the crown in Atlantic City, N.J.’s Boardwalk Hall. “I’m thankful there are children watching at home who can finally relate to a new Miss America.” Her pageant platform was “celebrating diversity through cultural competency.”

Seems to me this young lady opened the racial dialogue with a in-your-face salvo about the wonders of diversity. Typical politically correct BS. The pc crowd wants to shove diversity down your throat and then gets all pissy when someone says something non-pc.

mike

September 17th, 2013
6:49 am

It is always so great to read and hear all the racists comments made about this young woman. It does not matter she is a true native born American. There will always be those people who just do not except anybody as an American unless they fit the Hitler definition of what white is suppose to be. So keep up the great work you racists. Keep showing the rest of the country and world why this country is going down the tubes.

Truth B Told

September 17th, 2013
8:20 am

“Keep showing the rest of the country and world why this country is going down the tubes”
______________________________________

This country keeps going down the tubes BECAUSE of diversity. No country in the rest of the World has to deal with the PROBLEMS that being overly diverse brings. China and India will always be superior in education over the US, because they are not forced to teach a multitude of different of ethnicities who all learn differently. Bring an Asian or Indian child to the US and the popular American culture dumbs them down, still above whites and blacks in this country, but far below those in their native country.

The rest of the World GETS why America is having problems, unfortunately entitled people like mike do NOTt! Being overly diverse and not strictly controlling immigration and banning Illegal immigration has caused this problem. The rest of the World is laughing at US, and it is because of our lack of culture here in America. Diversity means people don’t feel they have to conform or meld. We are not a melting pot!

The more races you have in the US, the more bigotry and hatred towards other races will exist. This is just the beginning.

So mike, when your race or ethnicity is the target, WE EXPECT you to sit back and keep your opionions to yourself!

SJ

September 17th, 2013
10:46 am

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/09/16/wont-believe-what-cnn-considers-racist/

Todd Starnes did not make racist tweets about the new Miss America. Before the winner was announced, after Miss Kansas got dumped, he questioned the judges for dumping her. He never questioned the judges for choosing Miss New York. AJC and George Mathis: Twitter time stamps are your friend. If you’d actually checked Starnes’ twitter feed instead of mocking it, you’d realize you were repeating bad reporting by CNN as fact instead of the fiction it was. (And CNN has since deleted all of those comments about Starnes)

andrea

September 17th, 2013
6:11 pm

people are tired of the same ole red neck miss America finally they gave us a different miss America.

dee thomas

September 17th, 2013
7:42 pm

I really don’t understand what the fuss is about. I think Miss America is just gorgeous.
http://old.teespring.com/MissAmerica2014
check out this cute tee i found
dee

Don't be idiots...

September 18th, 2013
10:22 am

Americans were crazy over Bollywood, and now that Bollywood wins a pageant, everyone is up in arms over it?

globeflyer

September 18th, 2013
1:54 pm

I was personally less than enthused about the judges. We live in a truly multi-cultural country and, lets face it, the woman who won is beautiful. However, the judges were not the “stellar” types they used to choose.

BRITTNI

September 18th, 2013
3:55 pm

MISS America pageant is not just a beauty pageant its about the scholarship money more. yeah some are in it for the beauty part but a lot of them are in it for the money. This whole thing about racism is stupid. Just because im Native American and I was to get up there & win would all these post still be on here about all this crap NO get over it & grow up!!

Robert

September 21st, 2013
5:11 pm

Nina more American than the confederate flag waving traitor white southerners who are not really American as long as they keep waving their confederate flag!!

Robert

September 21st, 2013
5:14 pm

“China and India will always be superior in education over the US, because they are not forced to teach a multitude of different of ethnicities who all learn differently.”

You idiot has no idea about India. 4,500 ethnicities and castes and 400 language groups: Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Assamese, Bengali, Punjabi all much more different than differences between Spanish and English. So go and get an education know it all white southerner!!