Miss Puerto Rico suspended after offensive tweets about Muslims

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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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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