Fox Host Todd Starnes Outraged That Indian-American Nina Davuluri Won Miss America

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The Miss America pageant is not known for being especially thoughtful (the first question asked in the interview segment this year was about twerking, the second question about sexting, the third about Syria).

The judges seem unusually prescient this year though, with their decision to award the title to Miss New York, 24-year-old Nina Davuluri.

But New York-based Fox News & Commentary radio host Todd Starnes isn't pleased with the pick.

Davuluri's family immigrated to Fayetteville, New York, from India 30 years ago, and she played up her differences from the traditional idea of Miss America while campaigning for the title. She performed a Bollywood Fusion style dance for the talent portion. In her a video bio, she said, "Miss America has always been the girl next door, but Miss America is evolving and she is not going to look the same."

And, as Miss New York, she made diversity appreciation her main issue. "Diversity is a rich and endless source of experience, language, custom and tradition that enhances our nation and makes us unique. However, we fall behind due to a lack of understanding the diversity that exists in our country--an issue that persists at the local, state, and national levels," she said.

That might sound kind of vague and a maybe even a little corny at first, but after the torrent of hateful comments that appeared on Twitter after her win last night, it looks like Americans could use a lesson in diversity appreciation now more than ever.

See Also: Meet Miss'd America 2012

Maybe Todd Starnes can be first in line for that lesson. The Fox radio host is pissed that Davuluri beat out Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail.

After the jump: Starnes also linked to two articles accusing Davuluri of calling the then-reigning Miss America Mallory Hagan "fat as fuck."


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Constance_Cumbey
Constance_Cumbey

Sorry, Todd, I disagree with you on this one, although I admire the information you have brought forth about governmental Christian bashing.  While I disagree with the winner's religion, in our country she does have a legal right to same.  She is an obviously extremely beautiful girl who is obviously talented and I have absolutely no problems with her winning this competition.  

jtajbozeman
jtajbozeman

I love the dishonesty of this headline and the content, implying that he was upset she won BECAUSE she is of Indian descent, taking the time to mention her family came to the US 30 years ago, only to read the actual tweets and see that he never says anything about her being from India.

I guess a liberal writer for the village voice can have a wet dream about someome from fox news saying something racist, recreate said dream in a published article, and somehow that is just fine. 

NickX
NickX

Seriously, it's just Miss America. Todd Starnes is whining for nothing

NickX
NickX

Seriously? It;s Miss America, for cripe's sake. Stop your whining and be happy for the lovely lady

Tucaronick Silfa
Tucaronick Silfa

she probably was the only one that didnt have plastic in her...so, she IS the winner!!!!

commonsensetwitter
commonsensetwitter

White trash is not the same as white people. White trash have their own culture and is very much like their own ethnic group now. They tend to be politically conservative, xenophobic and racist. They denounce formal education as being liberal and often do not attend traditional 4 year universities upon graduation from high school. Thus many are poorly educated. They think India is in the Middle East. They think Indians are Arabs and Muslims because they resemble one another. Comments from Bots and these twitter respondents do not surprise me. They define Americans as being White Christian heterosexuals. Anything outside of that definition is not considered American in their view. 

There is a term called de facto segregation. Thankfully, white trash can't afford to live in my neighborhood, and attend the same school as my children. I never have to deal with them.  They can drive their raised trucks, fire their guns, wear tattoos, hunt elk, thump their Bibles, watch NASCAR in their trailers and low class neighborhoods.

Tom Trinchera
Tom Trinchera

Exercise your freedom of expression if you like, Starnes, I won't stop you. Just don't expect NOT to be called out on it, you BIGOT.

fumbling67
fumbling67

Wow! This guy must be able to look into the future, his tweets were made before Miss America was crowned!

Bots
Bots

After witnessing how Miss India twerking around like an Arab militant training in the mountain of Afghanistan, it is amazing to see how the remaining 49 fine & beautiful young females are being left in the mud.  Perhaps the show should change its name to Miss India.

roebuckjeffrey
roebuckjeffrey

The comments by "christopher168" and "carnier" speak of racism, but their writings are the most racially fueled that are found on this page!  I am TOTALLY fed up with the way white people are ripped apart every time remarks are made about racism...   When someone who is white makes racist remarks, that person is not speaking for the entire white race....and to blame "white people" with that mindset is stereotypical racism...  White people in this country are still suffering for slavery that occurred many generations before (actually, even during slavery, it was only select people who owned slaves....and owners were white AND black as well.  Although I am white, my great-great grandparents were cotton pickers for a plantation owner, and were treated exactly like the black cotton pickers...During the 60's my family participated in every civil rights march and demonstration that took place, yet my family is blamed for being against civil rights simply because we are white.  The LARGEST race problem we have today is with many of our black children being taught racism and calling it "teaching black history"...  There is a MAJOR difference!   As it was said at the 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights service in Birmingham yesterday..."BOTH sides were wrong in their methods"  yet, children are being taught it was only the white people who were wrong!

fauxnewssucks
fauxnewssucks

This guy is a tool, He preaches bullshit American values, if you post anything on his wall that goes against what he says you get blocked. I bet he shakes in his sissy boots having to live in NYC. This guy is a poor imatation of his dream lover Rush Limbaugh....A HATE MONGER 

Brian Perfect
Brian Perfect

Fox is spreading like cancer. Its even showing up here.

whatsupinnc
whatsupinnc

Look at that fool, in front of the flag.

whatsupinnc
whatsupinnc

America values?  More like Nazi values.

These morons amaze me.

redsoxdetox
redsoxdetox

Omg this guy has issues. Why does he care so much, it's a beauty pageant?

andy_starnes_stinks
andy_starnes_stinks

Todd Starnes values are very similar to Aaron Alexis.   I just hope they revoke his gun rights before he does something like Aaron killing all those innocent people. 

andy_starnes_stinks
andy_starnes_stinks

Todd Starnes values are very similar to Aaron Alexis.  When he means American values he is not that far from Aaron Alexis.  I just hope they revoke his gun rights before he does something like Aaron did. 

Ariza Ja
Ariza Ja

No surprise here. Reminds me of the American boy who performed the national anthem at a San Antonio Spurs game and was slammed on Twitter because of his Mexican heritage. He was shitted by fellow Americans from different races. Hey, at least it was nice to see unity among racists !! Stay classy.

Jason Ackerman
Jason Ackerman

My thought is if I'm pissing off those types of people I'm doing something right.

Trevor Warner
Trevor Warner

People moaning about the choice of Nina Davuluri as 'Miss America' should remember the only REAL Americans are the Native Americans; the rest are all immigrants.

Gloria Garcia
Gloria Garcia

They do not seem to change, and I bet he goes to church every sunday! Pstfuagh

Lex Marks
Lex Marks

Equal rights to objectification for women of all heritage and colors. Yay?

Patrick Lawler
Patrick Lawler

Is Fox news still on the air? Well whaddaya know.

Trent Steel
Trent Steel

Who is racist against Indians , anyway??? As a whole, very hard working, polite culture who adapt well to living in the USA. Only FOX.

Dutty D Comedian
Dutty D Comedian

this is the life people of color have to face everyday. seen as 2nd class citizens.

delinquentxxxx
delinquentxxxx

@commonsensetwitter wtf are you on about? 'thankfully white trash cant afford to live in your neighborhood' my goodness you're as bad as if not worse than the racists, class is and has always been the biggest divide in society, you are not doing anyone any favours with your ignorant pseudo politically correct, yet utterly mis-informed statements, jeez. in england terms like 'white trash' are seen as almost as  unpleasant as racially derogatory terms of abuse you are a liberal snob.

commonsensetwitter
commonsensetwitter

Bots

White trash like yourself should embrace more formal education instead of home schooling and vocational training. India is not in the Middle East. Indians are not Arabs. Indians are not Muslims (90% are not), the majority of Indians are Hindu or Christian. In fact, Hindus and Muslims have been fighting with each other for centuries so to equate a Hindu with a Muslim is an insult to them. Just because they are both brown doesn't mean they share the same religion, country or language moron.

nelle460
nelle460

@Bots Wow -- you need a more clear understanding of the definition of 'twerking.'  There was nothing wrong with her dance; it was based on classical interpretation and modern dance.  If anything, it's YOU who have a problem with a person who isn't 'like you' ... whatever that is.  I bet you think Jesus Christ has blonde hair and blue eyes. 

In case you missed American History ... the vast majority of us aren't truly Americans (unless you're a Native American); we are Americans by birth and descendents of people who came to America from other lands.  My father was first generation Italian and my mother was a British subject.  No different than Miss New York; except her ancestors are from India. 

You and Todd Starnes are textbook definition of the word racist.  Get well soon.

dilip007dalal
dilip007dalal

@Gary Gilmore This guy Todd looks and acts like Russ Limbaugh

cranier
cranier

@christopher168"Or are only white people the preferred taste of what counts for being American...?"

ironically enough, white people taste like chicken.

delinquentxxxx
delinquentxxxx

@commonsensetwitter you define white trash as their own ethnic group and then proceed to say you are pleased they dont live in your area, remind you of anyone?

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