Nina, is the first American contestant of Indian descent to win the coveted title of Miss America.
Moments after Davuluri was crowned, Twitter exploded with racist rants with almost 705 tweets labeling the 24-year-old winner as an ‘Arab Terrorist.’
“How the f--k does a foreigner win miss America? She is a Arab! #idiots,” one user wrote.
“Congratulations Al-Qaeda. Our Miss America is one of you,” another remarked.
Colbert took on the haters and pointed out how dumb their arguments were in a single sentence, “705 people (who tweeted the phrase "Miss America Terrorist”) saw a woman in a bikini and thought, 'Muslim Extremist.'”
The comedian broke out in laughter as he put up a picture of the ‘Muslim extremist’ Miss America in a two-piece bikini.
Nina Davuluri has brushed aside the social backlash, saying she was pleased with the honor of being Miss America and glad that the organization of the beauty pageant ‘embraced diversity’. “I’m thankful there are children watching at home who can finally relate to a new Miss America,”Davuluri said.
Stephen Colbert also wrapped up the segment somewhere along these lines, “I would like to congratulate Nina Davuluri, thanks to you, young Indian girls can now dream about advocating world peace — in a two-piece.”
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