Miss Puerto Rico, Destiny Velez, Has Been Suspended Over Her Bizarre Anti-Muslim Rant

12.21.15 3 years ago 12 Comments
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The fallout from Steve Harvey’s supremely awkward Miss Universe mistake (which saw the wrong lovely lady crowned and de-crowned) quickly caused the internet to lose its mind. The dissection continues on how Harvey managed to misread the card, but one surprise has come of this mess. Donald Trump showed more class than we’d ever expect in any scenario.

The controversy isn’t over yet. Harvey may have made a genuine flub, but Miss Puerto Rico (Destiny Velez) landed in some hot water of her own design, which took place last week and is now part of the Miss Universe news cycle, despite her association being with the Miss America Organization. In response to Michael Moore’s #WeAreAllMuslim demonstration, Velez fired off a series of now-deleted anti-Muslim tweets (which were aimed towards Moore’s Twitter account).

Velez’s tweets included comments that made unfavorable comparisons between Christians and Muslims. She then said, “If we are the same then Muslims need to take the napkins off their heads cuz I feel offended by it.” A Twitter user posted this screencap of the rant:

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