A Lot Of People Are Very Upset That An Indian-American Woman Won The Miss America Pageant

“And the Arab wins Miss America, classic.”

Sunday night Nina Davuluri, Miss New York, was crowned the winner of the 2014 Miss America Pageant. She is the first contestant of Indian descent to be crowned Miss America.

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1. When her win was announced, Twitter immediately exploded with hateful tweets, with people calling her Arab.

4. And shock that an Indian-American would win because “this is America.”

Asian or indian are you kiddin this is america omg

— NateBerard (@Nate)

this is America. not India

— sarawhitton (@sarawhitton)

Miss New York is an Indian.. With all do respect, this is America

— savannah_dale97 (@Savannah Dale)

Egypt dancing? This is America. #MissAmerica

— ColtonSEvans (@Colton Evans)

9. Other people were offended that she was crowned Miss America so close to the anniversary of 9/11.

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

— LukeBrasili (@Luke Brasili)

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

— wnfraser (@Wendy Fraser)

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

— anthonytkr (@anthony ridgeway)

12. And joked about her having possible ties to a terrorist group like al-Qaeda.

Miss America right now or miss Al Qaeda?

— SHANN___Wow (@Shannon McCann)

Congratulations Al-Qaeda. Our Miss America is one of you.

— Blayne_MkItRain (@De La Rutherford)

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

— _AudreyAnn (@Audrey Graham)

So miss america is a terrorist

— pizzo_nick (@Nick Pizzo)

More like Miss Terrorist #MissAmerica

— Not_MissAmerica (@Not Miss America)

17. And some were just outright racist.

Miss America? You mean Miss 7-11.

— JPLman95 (@CHEEZ-IT)

Miss America is brought to by their sponsors PF Changs and 7-11.

— JTomes84 (@Jared Tomes)

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

— craymiller (@Colin Miller)

20. One of the most heavily shared pictures of the night was a four-panel image of Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail.

"#MissKansas a real miss America " @nateypoo14 this is why everyone is freaking out over #MissAmerica

— Ria_1693 (@Maria Gruba)

21. With people claiming Theresa Vail is what a “real Miss America looks like.”

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

— kalebistoocute (@Kaleb Trahan)

Darn..I wish Miss Kansas would've won! Real American woman!!

— Jennlyn (@Jennlyn)

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