Indian Miss America gets slammed by racists

18 September 2013 / 3 years 1 month ago

Nina Davuluri, winner of the 2014 Miss America Pageant has been on the receiving end of racist slurs on Twitter.

Nina is the first contestant of Indian descent to be crowned Miss America, making her in instant target online for racists.

She was called a terrorist, mistaken for an Arab and much more.

Here is a selection of comments collated from Twitter by Buzzfeed:

"And the Arab wins Miss America. Classic."

"How the f*** does a foreigner win miss America?"

"She is a Arab! #idiots."

"I swear I'm not racist but this is America."

"this is America. not India"

"9/11 was 4 days ago and she gets miss America?"

"@ABC2020 nice slap in the face to the people of 9-11 how pathetic #missamerica"

"#MissAmerica ummm wtf?! Have we forgotten 9/11?"

"Miss America right now or miss Al Qaeda?"

"Miss America is a terrorist. Whatever. It's fine."

"More like Miss Terrorist #MissAmerica"

"Miss America? You mean Miss 7-11."

"Miss America, footlong buffalo chicken on whole wheat. Please and thank you."

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