comScore Stephen Colbert Mocks Outrage Over 'Terrorist' Miss America

Colbert Mocks Miss America Outrage: ‘People Saw Woman in Bikini and Thought Muslim Extremist’

Monday night, Stephen Colbert took on the hundreds of Twitter haters who labeled first Indian-American Miss America winner Nina Davuluri a “terrorist.” The host nearly broke character when reporting that following Davuluri’s victory Sunday night, “705 people saw a woman in a bikini and thought Muslim extremist.”

But before Colbert got the night’s winner, he carved out a couple of minutes to discuss his home state beauty queen, Miss South Carolina, who told the audience she hails from “the state where 20% of our homes are mobile, because that’s how we roll.” As Colbert interpreted it, that fact meant those 20% “could leave South Carolina, but they choose to stay.” Or, “possibly a lack of gas money.”

After a brief detour to take shots at Donald Trump, Colbert moved on to the big story of the night. “I, for one, could not be happier for her,” Colbert said of Miss New York-turned-Miss America Davuluri. “And Twitter, as usual, could not be happy.” Colbert “condemned” the Twitter attacks as “pure, xenophobic reactionary hate speech, which would be completely fine if she were an Arab, but she’s not.”

“Congratulations to Miss America, Nina Davuluri,” Colbert said. “Thanks to you, young Indian girls can now dream of advocating world peace, in a two piece.”

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