Asshole of the Day, September 16, 2013: Todd Starnes
Guest post by GirlGetALife
America is supposed to be a melting pot, where diversity in all its forms is celebrated.
Yeah…not so much.
Last night, history was made when 24-year-old Nina Davuluri of New York was crowned Miss America, becoming the first Indian American to wear the crown. Before Davuluri could finish her emotionally charged - yet graceful - walk across the Miss America stage, the internet trolls started protesting her win. Fox News & Commentary radio host Todd Starnes was the biggest troll of all.
Starnes was upset that Miss Kansas, the beautiful blonde, gun-toting and tattoed veteran didn’t win. Miss Kansas did seem to be the fan favorite going into the competition but, alas, she wasn’t meant to wear the crown.
Starnes could not accept that and tweeted “Miss Kansas, a gun-toting, deer-hunting, military veteran was America’s choice - but not the liberal Miss America judges’ choice.”
It’s clear that Starnes has no life. Who, but a person who is without family, friends or social obligations, would be so upset over the outcome of a beauty pageant that they’d take to the internet to protest the winner?
It’s also clear that Starnes is an idiot. Davuluri is hot. Smoking hot. And, Miss America, above all, is a beauty pageant. So Starnes’ claims that Miss Kansas represented American values in a way that Davuluri didn’t just fall flat…because, above all, America values beauty.
Most of us realize that beauty is not limited to one narrow standard. And most of us also realize that, in this diverse country of ours, the girl next door might just be a smoking hot Indian American girl. We don’t live in a lily white place and, contrary to what some might believe, we don’t all tote guns and shoot animals for sport. Only one group of people can lay a true claim to this place we call America…the rest of us are just immigrants (well, some of us were imported, but that’s another post).
Because Starnes dared question the American-ness of Davuluri and because he attempted to shit all over her historic win, he is Asshole of the Day.
About the guest writer: GirlGetALife describes herself as
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