Guess what racists — Nina Davuluri IS the beautiful face of America today. America is a multicultural country and you should be proud of this accomplished young woman, not mean-tweeting about her!
When Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America on Sept. 15, she made history as the first Miss America of Indian descent and that was fantastic! American women today come from all different ethnic backgrounds and skin colors and it’s beyond disappointing to read tweets from people who are so small-minded and racist that they only see beauty in one skin color. Shame on you, haters! There’s no place for your nasty opinions in this country today!
Nina Davuluri: Ignore Racist Tweets & Backlash
Nina, I am so sorry you had to start your reign as Miss America by being criticized and bullied by fellow Americans and having to explain why diversity is a good thing, when our country’s citizens should already know that.
You are a beautiful, super-smart and well-rounded role model to so many — which is why all of the negative backlash and backwards, classless tweets about your ethnicity should be totally disregarded!
@Anneclairerose tweeted, “How is miss America Indian? This is America… Not India.”
@anthonytkr tweeted, “#MissAmerica ummm wtf?! Have we forgotten 9/11?”
@pizzo_nick tweeted, “So miss america is a terrorist”
All of those people who tweeted rude insults should be totally disgusted with themselves! Those are truly hateful and racist comments and you shouldn’t have narrow-minded people trying to ruin the honor you’ve just received. It’s embarrassing for our country that such an intelligent and accomplished woman as yourself was likened to a terrorist!
Nina, even though people tweeted such ugly things to you, you must ignore them, because they are just jealous of your accomplishments.
Even the ultimate beauty queen Tyra Banks recognized your beauty and talent, tweeting, “Congrats to @NinaDavuluri, first Indian-American Miss America! Proud of you, girl! Love, TyTy”
You are the first Indian-American to ever be crowned Miss America. You made the Dean’s List at the University of Michigan, and won the Michigan Merit Award and a National Honor Society Award. You’ve battled and overcome bulimia. You plan to become a cardiologist — so you can help people — and you’ll use your Miss America scholarship money to go to medical school.
And you’ve done all of this by the age of 24!
I have no doubt that you will be a terrific representative of what’s best about America today, during your reign. Fortunately, multiple studies of Millenials — your generation of peers — show that they are color-blind, unlike some older generations. And hopefully, the racists will either learn to be broad-minded or will shut up about their hatred, after today.
But in any case, Nina, handle every tough encounter you have with the maturity, class and grace that you have demonstrated so far.
Nina Davuluri: You Are An Amazing Miss America 2014
Nina, you already have proven to be a class act through and through in another difficult and initially controversial situation.
When you were accused of making the false statement, “Mallory’s fat as f**k,” about Miss America 2013, Mallory Hytes Hagan, you responded gracefully to the hurtful and untrue reports.
You called Mallory and apologized to her, knowing it was the right thing to do, even though you never said that mean and catty comment in the first place.
Mallory appreciated your honesty and support and gave you a big hug onstage at the Miss America pageant.
You even took to your own personal Facebook page about that ugly accusation, writing, ““I want to apologize for the awful statements made by people in my room. There were people who claimed to be my supporters and said things I never agreed with, nor supported…I was never a part of the words or statements that may have been hurtful…I’m sorry if someone said something that was inappropriate.”
So many other celebrities would just have let their representatives handle the situation, but you made your voice heard and personally responded to the situation.
Finally, you yourself addressed the issue of diversity after winning the title of Miss America. “I’m so happy this organization has embraced diversity,” you said. “I’m thankful there are children watching at home who can finally relate to a new Miss America.”
As for the racist haters who tweeted, you spoke out just as maturely.
“I have to rise above that,” you said. “I always viewed myself as first and foremost American.”
Got that, racist haters! Don’t you agree, HollywoodLifers, that racists need to shut up and that Nina has responded with complete grace to the situation? Let me know!
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— Bonnie Fuller
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