Fox “News” Host Todd Starnes Fumes Over Indian American Miss America
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.”
That was enough for Fox “News” closet case Todd Starnes to blow a gasket:
SIDE NOTE: While there’s enough to ping the gaydar about this guy, doesn’t live tweeting Miss America pretty much vaporize it?
But I digress…
Meanwhile, Wingnustian freaks out over a non white Miss America:
“Well they just picked a Muslim for Miss America. That must’ve made Obama happy. Maybe he had a vote,” griped Elizabeth@EJR Buckeye.
“This is Miss America…Not Miss Foreign Country,” tweeted Meredith Talley@meredithRoanell
“The sad thing is, Miss Kansas didn’t make it because America isn’t ready to crown someone who represents AMERICA,” added Aly Walansky @alywalansky.
“She’s like not even american and she won miss america,” fumed Kat@kathrynRyan50.