Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Miss America Twitter storm

When this year's Miss America results were announced, it resulted in a Twitter storm from a lot of unhappy Americans. The reason: The new Miss America is Miss New York Nina Davuluri, who is ethnic Indian.

I was going through some of the tweets and revealed how bigoted and stupid some people are. To a lot of people, the fact that she is American and was born in New York was not important. It is really interesting to analyse the linkages made up by these people:

Their logic is so crazy that you seriously wonder about the education system there:

She is not white and thus not an American and she is an Arab and therefore a terrorist. So if you skin is Brown, you are an Arab and therefore a terrorist

I have no idea why some people linked this to 9/11. One guy called Luke even tweeeted: "9/11 was 4 days ago and she gets miss America?"

However, Nina showed that she was a better person and responded: "I have to rise above that, I always viewed myself as first and foremost American."

1 comment:

BabyPink said...

Brava for Nina! Bigotry and stupidity, very bad combination! But, sadly, we see that every day! Tsk.

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