Miss Puerto Rico suspended after offensive tweets about Muslims

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)
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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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