I shouldn’t let Fox News’ bigotry bother me but it does. Unfortunately, these guys affect millions of Americans.
Their twisted, introverted logic and xenophobic hatred for all things “other” is pathetic and needs to be continually called out…
The crowning of Miss New York, Nina Davuluri, as Miss America should have been, to paraphrase her platform, a celebration of diversity through cultural competency. But in the hours after her victory, Twitter became a frank demonstration of American incompetence in matters relating to both ethnicity and geography.
“Well they just picked a Muslim for Miss America. That must’ve made Obama happy. Maybe he had a vote,” said one user.
“I am literally soo mad right now a ARAB won. #MissAmerica” wrote another.
It should go without saying that Davuluri, a Syracuse native of Indian descent, is neither Muslim nor an Arab. But according to Fox News Radio host Todd Starnes, the American-born Davuluri doesn’t “represent American values,” unlike the blonde-haired, blue-eyed contestant from Kansas, Theresa Vail.
This is not to say that Vail isn’t an unprecedented contestant in her own right: she’s spent five years in the Kansas Army National Guard and is double-majoring in chemistry and Chinese at Kansas State University. But, according to Starnes on Facebook, she lost because “the liberal Miss America judges were not interested in a gun-toting, deer-hunting, military veteran.”
But at least, from Starnes’s perspective, she was a lady, “although I’m sure the gender-neutral crowd is plotting.”
Watch the You Tube video report on her crowning below.
- Meet Nina Davuluri, Miss New York Becomes Miss America (everyjoe.com)
- Miss America cheers pageant diversity (news.yahoo.com)
- New Miss America crowned (foxnews.com)
- Tattooed Miss America contestant Theresa Vail is first to show ink during pageant (nj.com)
- Miss New York crowned 2014 Miss America (seattletimes.com)