Miss Puerto Rico Destiny Velez has been indefinitely suspended by the Miss America organization after she issued a series of “offensive” tweets about Muslims on Twitter.
According to Daily Mail, it all started last Thursday, when director Michael Moore released a photo of himself in front of Trump Tower holding a sign that said “We are all Muslim.” Velez responded by blasting him on Twitter, saying Muslims have “terrorizing agendas.”
The Miss Puerto Rico organization responded by immediately suspending Velez.
‘In regards to Miss Puerto Rico, Destiny Velez’s, recent actions and conduct; the Miss Puerto Rico Organization feels that her words do not represent the integrity and esteem of our program, nor that of our board members, our sponsors and partners, or the National Organization,” it said in the statement posted to its official Facebook page. “Miss Velez’s actions were in contradiction to the organization, and therefore as a consequence of her actions, she has been suspended indefinitely.”
“The Miss Puerto Rico Organization will not tolerate any actions or behavior contrary to the Miss Puerto Rico Organization,” it continued. “The Miss Puerto Rico Organization apologizes for the distress that Miss Velez’s actions and conduct may have caused.”
Velez was also forced to issue an apology in the hopes of earning her way back into the organization.
“I apologize to the people I have offended with my words. I am first and foremost an#UpStander and as such I stand up against bullying,” Velez said. “The last thing I wanted to do was to bully anyone. Again, I apologize to anyone who felt offended with my words.”
The young woman has since shut down all of her social media accounts.
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