Monday, September 16, 2013
Indian-Origin Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri Is Raising Twitter-Storm
Not all have been welcoming of first American of Indian -origin winning the pageant. Moments after winning the Miss America 2014 crown, Nina Davuluri decribes how delighted she is that century-old pageant sees beauty and talent of all kinds. The 24-year-old Miss New York is the first contestant of Indian heritage who became Miss America. Her talent routine was a Bollywood fusion dance. "I am so happy this organization has embraced diversity. She said in her first press conference after winning the crown in Atlantic City, New Jersy's Broadwalk Hall. " I am thankful there are children watching at home who can finally relate to new Miss America." Her pageant platform was " celebrating diversity through cultural competency". Even though newly crowned Miss America is on cloud nine, there is a war raging on Twitter, and the moot point is beauty's Indian-origin. While on one extreme end of the scale, Twitter exploded with some pretty hateful tweets, it quickly became evident that a sction of the puibic was not impressed with an all-American not winning the pageant. Some of the tweets are so racist to be reproduced here. However, just as fast came overwhelming support for her and the Twitter -sphere was rendered a war-zone over the issue. Here are some of the vile and pro-diversity Tweets on the issue. at dear_ Deannanow, people need to chill out on Miss America, she is from NY. Last time I checked, being an American is about patriotism and liberty for all. at acmeadam4m. I am trying to evaluate which problem is worse, the ignorant racist tweets about Miss America or the fact we still have beauty pageant? Mary Park. I think it is wonderful that Davuluri won Miss America. She is classy, smart and beautiful.