Miss Puerto Rico suspended after offensive tweets about Muslims

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Miss Puerto Rico Suspended After Offensive Tweets About Muslims

Puerto Rico may be looking for a new beauty queen after 20-year-old Destiny Velez fired off a round of offensive tweets about Muslims.

The former beauty contestant sent several tweets to filmmaker Michael Moore after he posted a tweet with the hashtag #WeAreAllMuslim on Thursday, according to Latin Times.


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Her Twitter account has since been disabled but she reportedly sent several tweets including one that said, "Muslims use our constitution to terrorize USA & plant gas stations."

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 12: Miss Puerto Rico, Destiny Noelle Velez attends the Show Me Your Shoe Parade - 2016 Miss America Competition at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on September 12, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 10: Miss Puerto Rico, Destiny Noelle Velez attends the Thursday Night Preliminaries - 2016 Miss America Competition at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on September 10, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 10: Miss Puerto Rico, Destiny Noelle Velez performs at the Thursday Night Preliminaries - 2016 Miss America Competition at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on September 10, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 09: Miss Puerto Rico, Destiny Noelle Velez attends the Wednesday Night Preliminaries - 2016 Miss America Competition at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on September 9, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 09: Miss Puerto Rico, Destiny Noelle Velez speaks at Wednesday Night Preliminaries - 2016 Miss America Competition at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on September 9, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 08: Miss Puerto Rico, Destiny Noelle Velez speaks at the Tuesday Night Preliminaries - 2016 Miss America Competition at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on September 8, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 08: Miss Puerto Rico, Destiny Noelle Velez speaks at the Tuesday Night Preliminaries - 2016 Miss America Competition at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on September 8, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images)
Miss Puerto Rico Destiny Noelle Velez plays the drums during the third night of preliminary competition in the 2016 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
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It didn't take long for the Miss Puerto Rico Organization to criticize Velez's actions.

The group released a statement on Facebook that reads in part, "Miss Velez's actions were in contradiction to the organization, and therefore as a consequence of her actions, she has been suspended indefinitely."

Velez also released a statement through the organization's Facebook page.

"The last thing I wanted to do was to bully anyone ... I apologize to anyone who felt offended with my words," she wrote.

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