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These guys are happy because their little brains literally can't grasp the concept of global warming.
Nina Davuluri has become the first woman of Indian descent to win the title of Miss America. Running her platform on a campaign of cultural diversity, Davuluri celebrated her Indian heritage by performing an Indian classical-Bollywood fusion dance that dazzled judges and Americans alike — well, except for those Americans who saw it as some sort of al Qaeda terrorist voodoo witch dance. Those Americans were disappointed:
I am literarily soo mad right now a ARAB👳 won #MissAmerica— Dallas Robinson (@DallasRobinson8) September 16, 2013
Only reason she won is bc her people said they would lower gas prices ⛽ 😂— Dallas Robinson (@DallasRobinson8) September 16, 2013
Other racists realized that India is not in the Middle East, I guess?
THIS AIN'T FCKIN ASIA— cam♔ (@camillemixon) September 16, 2013
RT @DNEzell: Wow. Miss America is a damn dot head.— Yes, You're Racist (@YesYoureRacist) September 16, 2013
RT @bigdally09: Our new Miss America is a damn dot head... go back to 711 and make me a slurpee #MissAmerica2013— Yes, You're Racist (@YesYoureRacist) September 16, 2013
And in case you think the racism is limited to just a few people on Twitter — nope, the viewpoint is of course legitimated by “Fox News’s” Todd Starnes, who describes what “real America” is like:
Miss Kansas, a gun-toting, deer-hunting, military veteran was America's choice - but not the liberal Miss America judges' choice.— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) September 16, 2013
The liberal Miss America judges won't say this - but Miss Kansas lost because she actually represented American values. #missamerica— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) September 16, 2013
Comedians took the opportunity to point out how illogical it all was, because, yay America!
CAN WE PLEASE STOP BEING RACIST WHEN WE OBJECTIFY WOMEN? #MissAmerica— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) September 16, 2013
And, racists, just so you know — a Lebanese-American woman named Rima Fakih already won the Miss USA title. In 2010.
But Davuluri won’t let this taint her victory, saying, “I have to rise above that. I always viewed myself as first and foremost American.”
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at email@example.com.More Prachi Gupta.