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New Miss America

munchkinmunchkin Posts: 2,909Registered Users
I flipped on the Miss America pageant last night just as the evening gown segment started. I watched all the finalists in their gowns. When Miss New York walked out, I thought what a stunning gown! It wasn't your typical pageant style gown. It was classy, sexy and sophisticated. On top of that I thought she was a beautiful woman. Then I loved her talent when she did her Bollywood dance. Although I only saw three of the answers for the final five, she was the only one who gave a good answer for the question she was asked (am always amazed how off the track of the real topic some of these contestants get with their answers). I kept thinking I hope she wins. I did think to myself I wonder how many people are against her winning because she is of Indian descent (although she is American born and not a Muslim). Today I see the negative tweets started as soon as they crowned her Miss America. What a shame. She is a beautiful intelligent AMERICAN woman who deserves the win as much as any of the other contestants.
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    i was just coming here to talk about this; i cannot believe the things people are saying.

    :sad5:
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    What were the negative tweets saying? I'm confused...Indians aren't Muslim.

  • munchkinmunchkin Posts: 2,909Registered Users
    rouquinne wrote: »
    i was just coming here to talk about this; i cannot believe the things people are saying.

    :sad5:

    rou, You always like to critique the gowns for the Oscars, etc. What did you think of her yellow gown? I thought it was absolutely gorgeous!!
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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    What were the negative tweets saying? I'm confused...Indians aren't Muslim.

    The majority are not, but it's the next biggest religion in India.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Josephine wrote: »
    What were the negative tweets saying? I'm confused...Indians aren't Muslim.

    The majority are not, but it's the next biggest religion in India.

    No different than the US! LOL

    OK, in the US Muslims are third. But either way, it's not a "Muslim country." And even if it were, Islam =/= Taliban.

    Ugh we've had this conversation before. Ppl are so ignorant.

  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    I did not watch the pageant last night, but I did see a clip about it on GMA, and they were talking about some negative things being said. It is a shame. From what I saw she looked put together, and her talent was good. Again, I can't compare to other performances.

    Controversy after a pageant is becoming a popular thing. When I was researching my genealogy, and looking at some area's in Russia/Siberia I came across a recent article titled "A Gypsy Woman Cannot Be The Face Of Russia". It was full of vinegar and had some rather nasty comments. Some people don't care what they say or why they say it on line.
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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    Josephine wrote: »
    What were the negative tweets saying? I'm confused...Indians aren't Muslim.

    The majority are not, but it's the next biggest religion in India.

    No different than the US! LOL

    OK, in the US Muslims are third. But either way, it's not a "Muslim country." And even if it were, Islam =/= Taliban.

    Ugh we've had this conversation before. Ppl are so ignorant.

    Yea I know (just informing in case, some people forget there is a sizeable muslim population in India). I didn't realize the hatred was religious based but just regular old racisim. What's new and is it really surprising lol. I think stuff like this has happened with beauty pageants before, even though I think pageants are dumb in general.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Josephine wrote: »
    Josephine wrote: »

    The majority are not, but it's the next biggest religion in India.

    No different than the US! LOL

    OK, in the US Muslims are third. But either way, it's not a "Muslim country." And even if it were, Islam =/= Taliban.

    Ugh we've had this conversation before. Ppl are so ignorant.

    Yea I know (just informing in case, some people forget there is a sizeable muslim population in India). I didn't realize the hatred was religious based but just regular old racisim. What's new and is it really surprising lol. I think stuff like this has happened with beauty pageants before, even though I think pageants are dumb in general.

    Vanessa Williams really caught hell back in the day. But fortunately, a little less for Suzette Charles.

  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    Josephine wrote: »

    No different than the US! LOL

    OK, in the US Muslims are third. But either way, it's not a "Muslim country." And even if it were, Islam =/= Taliban.

    Ugh we've had this conversation before. Ppl are so ignorant.

    Yea I know (just informing in case, some people forget there is a sizeable muslim population in India). I didn't realize the hatred was religious based but just regular old racisim. What's new and is it really surprising lol. I think stuff like this has happened with beauty pageants before, even though I think pageants are dumb in general.

    Vanessa Williams really caught hell back in the day. But fortunately, a little less for Suzette Charles.

    The Media was all over Vanessa, but the release of nudey shots will get you every time.
    When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    i didn't watch the pageant so i can't comment on the gowns.

    but i did see a Tweet about a "terrorist" being chosen as Miss America...

    :disgust:
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    What were the negative tweets saying? I'm confused...Indians aren't Muslim.
    They should've named an American Miss America...she's Muslim therefore Obama should be happy...She's Miss 7/11... etc etc.

    Some Indians are Muslims btw...

    ETA: Sorry, I see most of this was already covered.
    montage-3.gif No MAS.

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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    ^ :-/


    Here's a look back at some of the top pageant scandals vs people being virtual a**holes (and I do not doubt that some are just trying to get a rise).

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nj.com%2Fentertainment%2Findex.ssf%2F2013%2F09%2Fbiggest_beauty-pageant_scandals.html" class="Popup
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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    What were the negative tweets saying? I'm confused...Indians aren't Muslim.

    A Lot Of People Are Very Upset That An Indian-American Woman Won The Miss America Pageant
  • munchkinmunchkin Posts: 2,909Registered Users
    Josephine wrote: »

    No different than the US! LOL

    OK, in the US Muslims are third. But either way, it's not a "Muslim country." And even if it were, Islam =/= Taliban.

    Ugh we've had this conversation before. Ppl are so ignorant.

    Yea I know (just informing in case, some people forget there is a sizeable muslim population in India). I didn't realize the hatred was religious based but just regular old racisim. What's new and is it really surprising lol. I think stuff like this has happened with beauty pageants before, even though I think pageants are dumb in general.

    Vanessa Williams really caught hell back in the day. But fortunately, a little less for Suzette Charles.

    Vanessa Williams got caught up in controversy only because she had posed nude and the pictures came out after she won. It had nothing to do with her race.
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    munchkin wrote: »
    Josephine wrote: »

    Yea I know (just informing in case, some people forget there is a sizeable muslim population in India). I didn't realize the hatred was religious based but just regular old racisim. What's new and is it really surprising lol. I think stuff like this has happened with beauty pageants before, even though I think pageants are dumb in general.

    Vanessa Williams really caught hell back in the day. But fortunately, a little less for Suzette Charles.

    Vanessa Williams got caught up in controversy only because she had posed nude and the pictures came out after she won. It had nothing to do with her race.

    Untrue. The pictures didn't come out for almost a year into her Miss America reign. But immediately upon her winning the title, she was the subject of gossip and slurs. Ugh, I remember listening to it on Howard Stern :angry5:

  • claudine191claudine191 Posts: 8,220Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Wow - has Howard Stern been around that long?

    I remember when Vanessa Williams won. She was so gorgeous. Still is.
  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    Wow so this is all over the news and my fb feed. This reminds me of when snoop dogg got mad at girls gone wild because he wanted more nonwhite boobies on there. In my opinion, who the hell cares. Miss America(white or not) doesn't represent most Americans so this is all stupid.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Wow - has Howard Stern been around that long?

    I remember when Vanessa Williams won. She was so gorgeous. Still is.

    Unfortunately. The proverbial rusty penny that keeps turning up.:-?

  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    Wow - has Howard Stern been around that long?

    I remember when Vanessa Williams won. She was so gorgeous. Still is.

    It's hard to believe. I was watching something about him and Robin at my mom's a couple weeks ago. She's had cancer, and was broadcasting from home. Anywho, I think they said the pair met each other in the early 80's while working at a small station and then got a syndicated show of their own in the mid to late 80's. I had never heard of him until his show hit TV.

    It's hard to forget when Vanessa won, and even harder to forget the constant news coverage of the "scandal". (Otherwise known as boobies)
    When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    scrills wrote: »
    What were the negative tweets saying? I'm confused...Indians aren't Muslim.

    A Lot Of People Are Very Upset That An Indian-American Woman Won The Miss America Pageant

    That should read 22 really ignorant tweets (though some were a little vague). I'm not even looking at the 2000 + comments on them.
    When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    What were the negative tweets saying? I'm confused...Indians aren't Muslim.
    It may be in second place, but there are still about 140 million Muslims in India.
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  • BluebloodBlueblood Posts: 1,748Registered Users
    What were the negative tweets saying? I'm confused...Indians aren't Muslim.
    It may be in second place, but there are still about 140 million Muslims in India.

    That's cos India has a load of people - 1,220,800,358

    Most of the population estimated between 80-86.5% are Hindu.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Blueblood wrote: »
    What were the negative tweets saying? I'm confused...Indians aren't Muslim.
    It may be in second place, but there are still about 140 million Muslims in India.

    That's cos India has a load of people - 1,220,800,358

    Most of the population estimated between 80-86.5% are Hindu.

    Yeah, I shouldn't have said it like that. I realize there are plenty of Indians who are Muslim...didn't mean to discount them. But the vast majority are not. And I would never say India is a Muslim country...and the reason, I believe, why Pakistan was founded.

  • BluebloodBlueblood Posts: 1,748Registered Users
    Blueblood wrote: »
    It may be in second place, but there are still about 140 million Muslims in India.

    That's cos India has a load of people - 1,220,800,358

    Most of the population estimated between 80-86.5% are Hindu.

    Yeah, I shouldn't have said it like that. I realize there are plenty of Indians who are Muslim...didn't mean to discount them. But the vast majority are not. And I would never say India is a Muslim country...and the reason, I believe, why Pakistan was founded.

    Yep Pakistan and what is now Bangladesh.

    There is a reason why people in India convert to Islam, and it isn't a nice reason.

    BTW you know you can edit posts if you fingers run away from you before someone quotes you in a reply?
  • DedachanDedachan Posts: 1,644Registered Users
    That article on buzzfeed led me to another, which is also depressing:

    Is Miss America Too Dark-Skinned To Ever Be Crowned Miss India
  • DedachanDedachan Posts: 1,644Registered Users
    On the plus side, she still won. The biggots are losing.

    I hope.
  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    Dedachan wrote: »
    That article on buzzfeed led me to another, which is also depressing:

    Is Miss America Too Dark-Skinned To Ever Be Crowned Miss India


    Not that depressing to me, it's typical. Indians are way worse than Americans when it comes to these issues.
  • DedachanDedachan Posts: 1,644Registered Users
    It's depressing that it's typical.
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