Miss Teen USA Issues Statement After Racist Tweets by Newly Crowned Texas Teen Uncovered

This weekend Miss Teen USA crowned a new winner, Karlie Hay. The 18-year-old Miss Texas performed well in every category – including as evening wear and activewear – to beat out 50 other women to earn her crown.

But it wasn’t long until some controversial tweets were unearthed.

Image Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Image Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Twitter users posted numerous screenshots showing that Hay often made use of the n-word in her posts from 2013-2014:


Numerous people have called for the crown and title to be stripped from Kay:

But now The Miss Universe Organization has released a statement regarding the future of Miss Kay.

She will get to keep her crown and title, but they chastised the 18-year-old for her use of the racist language, according to the Associated Press.

The statement reads, in full:

“The language Karlie Hay used is unacceptable at any age and in no way reflects the values of The Miss Universe Organization. As Karlie stated, she was in a different place in her life and made a serious mistake she regrets and for which she sincerely apologizes. Karlie learned many lessons through those personal struggles that reshaped her life and values. We as an organization are committed to supporting her continued growth.”

People were obviously very upset about this on social media:

Despite the outrage, The Miss Universe Organization is “supporting her continued growth” in the future.

What do you think?

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