|Miss Teen USA under fire for racial slurs.|
Karlie Hay is under fire for her social media postings. It looks like some tweets containing her using NIGGER is coming back to haunt her. The Texas pageant contestant is quickly apologizing for her comments. Miss Texas has some explaining to do.
She was crowned Miss Teen USA. After she was crowned Saturday night in Las Vegas, social media outed her postings.
Here is your @MissTeenUSA (@haaykarrls) spewing racial epithets. Kudos... pic.twitter.com/nGgPrZCw89— X (@XLNB) July 31, 2016
Can you spot the difference between these #MissTeenUSA finalists? Because we can't: https://t.co/esdJoW8LBY pic.twitter.com/NZrLEi5yB6— The New Daily (@TheNewDailyAu) August 1, 2016
Pageant officials were notified of this and said that the postings were disgusting but refuse to strip Hay of her crown.
She was jokingly referring to a friend and used NIGGER as a reference.
The 18-year old woman is going through "personal struggles and regrets of her words."
"I admit that I have used language publicly in the past which I am not proud of and that there is no excuse for. Through hard work, education and thanks in large part to the sisterhood that I have come to know through pageants, I am proud to say that I am today a 'better person'".
She comes from Tomball, Texas, an area in suburban Houston that is represented by Republican congressman Michael McCaul.
Some are pointing out that the top five Miss Teen USA are WHITE and look similar to one another.
The finalists were Miss South Carolina Marley Stokes, Miss North Carolina Emily Wakeman, Miss Alabama Erin Snow and Miss Nevada Carissa Marrow.
Besides Hay, the remaining finalists were blue eyes, blond, light skin and similar facial features.
Chrissy Teigen, a woman of color and former model herself mocked the finalists by saying that, "Wow how can we choose from such a diverse bunch". Teigen is Asian-American and married to R&B singer and pianist John Legend.
She had to backtrack her comments. "It's fiiiiine. Not their fault. I'm sure they are delightful women. Just funny. I'm not gonna write a think-piece on a damn pageant."
She got retweeted over 55,000 times and it got the ball rolling.
On a bright note, Miss Missouri Erin O'Flaherty was the first openly gay contestant.
And they scrapped the swimsuit competition. Yeah, I am kind of disappointed about that one.
The White extremists call Hay, their Ayran Queen.
So if you're a fan of Karlie Hay, watch rantings from Sean "Softball" Hannity, read agitation news from internet creeper Matt Drudge, listen to old fart Rush Limbaugh and read from websites like TheConservativeTreehouse, you're likely a Donald Trump and Mike Pence supporter.