September 17, 2013 8:56 AM EST
Nina Davuluri The First Indian-American Woman Crowned Miss America 2014: Racist Tweets Exploded [PHOTOS/VIDEOS]
On September 15, 2013, Nina Davuluri, Miss New York was crowned the winner of the 2014 Miss America Pageant, the first contestant of Indian descent to be crowned Miss America. When Nina Davuluri was was announced winner of the 2014 Miss America Pageant., Twitter instantly went viral with despicable tweets, with people calling her Arab and linking her to terrorist groups.
A lot of people are very disappointed that an Indian-American woman won the Miss America pageant. Nina Davuluri is American and just happens to be of Indian descent. She is the first Indian-American who is crowned Miss America. The tweets that followed were mostly about her Indian heritage.
The 24-year-old aspiring physician beat contestants from 49 other states. Davuluri performed a worth watching classical Bollywood fusion dance for the talent segment of the competition. The University of Michigan honour student won a $50,000 scholarship to pursue her education along with her prized title.
Davuluri competed on the platform issue of "celebrating diversity through cultural competency." During her 2014 year of service as Miss America, she will travel about 20,000 miles each month to speak to audiences about her chosen issue. Davuluri Miss America2014 will serve as the official national goodwill ambassador for the children's charity group Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
Yet, the tweets that followed the 2014 pageant in Atlantic City on Sunday night didn't notice or talked about on how for second consecutive year that a Miss New York has won the Miss America Pageant, or about the judge's questions about Miley Cyrus and Syria's current situation.
We have compiled some the racist tweets below:
Some people calling Nina Arab:
No sooner had the crown been placed atop Nina Davuluri's head than a torrent of racist tweets flooded the Internet expressing the shock that an Indian American would win because "this is America."
Some people mocked and linked Nina Davuluri to a terrorist group like Al Qaeda.
Some Americans just showed off that they are just utter racist with bizarre tweets.
Some Americans tweeted Theresa Vail is what a "real Miss America looks like."
Watch Miss America crowns first winner of Indian descent: