Miss America sparks controversy online

Published by adviser, Author: Hannah McLaughlin - Commentary, Date: September 19, 2013
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In case you haven’t heard, a new Miss America was crowned this week and people are pissed. Nina Davuluri, formally known as Miss New York, is the first woman of Indian decent to win the crown.

In fact, both of the finalists were Asian American. This should be something that is celebrated but instead, people are insulting her left and right. People took to Twitter to express their ignorant views.

 

Let me enlighten you:

Anthony Ridgeway 

(@anthonytkr)

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

 

Audrey Graham 

(@_AudreyAnn) 

“Miss America is a terrorist. Whatever. It’s fine.”

 

CHEEZ-IT 

(@JPLman95) 

“Miss America? You mean Miss 7-11.”

 

Kaleb Trahan 

(@kalebistoocute) 

“Man our president nor our new Miss America isn’t even American I’m sorry but Miss Kansas I salute you your the real American #MissAmerica”

 

Other people complained that the “liberal judges” would only picked her because Miss Davuluri “doesn’t represent traditional American values”.

Are you kidding me? First of all, it’s a beauty contest, ahem, scholarship program. So let’s all just calm down.

If the racist comments weren’t enough, some critics are proclaiming that Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail, is the ‘real’ Miss America.

Many say that because she has tattoos, hunts, and was in the military, Vail shows her ‘true American values’. It has nothing to do with the fact that she looks like a real life Barbie. Probably.

Miss Davuluri gave an intelligent response to her question, her talent was interesting and different and, in a shocking turn of events, actually required talent (some of those ladies should have really rethought singing).

Are intelligence, talent, and uniqueness no longer valued in America?

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