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Jennifer Brett

Miss Puerto Rico suspended after anti-Muslim tweets

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Miss Puerto Rico Destiny Velez had to hang up her tiara after a string of anti-Muslim tweets prompted by director Michael Moore’s “We Are All Muslim” protests.

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 Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images

Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images

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Action from Miss Puerto Rico Organization was swift.

“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,” a statement from the organization read. “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.”

Velez issued this apology:
“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. The last thing I wanted to do was to bully anyone. Again, I apologize to anyone who felt offended with my words.”

The beauty queen’s Twitter account is up in smoke but Twitchy posted this screen shot:

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Moore launched a one-man protest effort outside Donald Trump’siconic property last week. “That bogeyman, in your mind, are all Muslims,” he said in an open letter to Trump. “Fortunately, Donald, you and your supporters no longer look like what America actually is today. We are not a country of angry white guys.”

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