Stephen Colbert Had the Perfect Response to Miss America RacistsS

Whether you're happy for Nina Davuluri — the first Indian-American to be crowned Miss America — or not, you can at least agree that she isn't a terrorist.

That fact was apparently lost on many Americans, who took to their Twitter feeds in blind rage following Davuluri's to decry her as an Un-American Muslim terrorist — three things she just so happens to not be at all.

Much has been said about the knee-jerk reactions of the xenophobic multitude to any non-Norman-Rockwell contestant winning, well, anything, but, as always, Stephen Colbert gets the last word.

In case you missed last night's show, Colbert summed up the argument against Davuluri in a single sentence: "705 people [who tweeted the phrase "Miss America Terrorist"] saw a woman in a bikini and thought, 'Muslim Extremist.'"


Even Colbert couldn't keep himself from cracking up.

Stephen Colbert Had the Perfect Response to Miss America Racists

Watch the whole segment below (starts around the 2:30 mark).

[screengrab via Colbert Nation, animated gif via Tumblr]