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

"And the Arab wins Miss America, classic."

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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.

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

And the Arab wins Miss America. Classic.

POOKIE.

@Granvil_Colt

And the Arab wins Miss America. Classic.

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How the fuck does a foreigner win miss America? She is a Arab! #idiots

Jake Amick

@jakeamick5

How the fuck does a foreigner win miss America? She is a Arab! #idiots

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Miss Arab wins Miss America and the score of the Seattle/SanFran game is 5-0 at the half? What is life?

Logan VanVoorhis

@LrVanVoo6741

Miss Arab wins Miss America and the score of the Seattle/SanFran game is 5-0 at the half? What is life?

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And shock that an Indian-American would win because "this is America."

I swear I'm not racist but this is America.

Jessica Ayres âš“

@JAyres15

I swear I'm not racist but this is America.

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Asian or indian are you kiddin this is america omg

Nate

@NateBerard

Asian or indian are you kiddin this is america omg

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sarawhitton

@sarawhitton

this is America. not India

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

Savannah Dale

@savannah_dale97

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

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Egypt dancing? This is America. #MissAmerica

Colton Evans

@ColtonSEvans

Egypt dancing? This is America. #MissAmerica

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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?

Luke Brasili

@LukeBrasili

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

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

Wendy Fraser

@wnfraser

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

#missamerica

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

anthony ridgeway

@anthonytkr

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

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

Miss America right now or miss Al Qaeda?

Shannon McCann

@SHANN___Wow

Miss America right now or miss Al Qaeda?

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

De La Rutherford

@Blayne_MkItRain

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

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

Audrey Graham

@_AudreyAnn

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

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Nick Pizzo

@pizzo_nick

So miss america is a terrorist

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Not Miss America

@Not_MissAmerica

More like Miss Terrorist #MissAmerica

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And some were just outright racist.

Miss America? You mean Miss 7-11.

CHEEZ-IT

@JPLman95

Miss America? You mean Miss 7-11.

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

Jared Tomes

@JTomes84

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

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

Colin Miller

@craymiller

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

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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

Maria Gruba

@Ria_1693

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

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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

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

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

Jennlyn

@Jennlyn

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

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Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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