Miss Puerto Rico Destiny Vélez just landed herself in quite a bit of a trouble.
The beauty queen launched a controversial Twitter rant on Thursday, where she not only slammed American filmmaker Michael Moore for supporting Muslims, but also sent a tweet to Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump to support his candidacy and his proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States.
“Muslims use our constitution to terrorize USA & plant gas stations,” the 20-year-old wrote on social media.
Her criticism came right after Moore posted a picture of him standing outside Trump Tower with a sign saying “We Are All Muslims” last week. The filmmaker also launched a campaign to encourage people to post photographs of them holding the similar signs online.
Velez’s inflammatory tweets, where she repeatedly called Muslims terrorists, have since been deleted.
The Miss Puerto Rico Organization distanced itself from its former contestant’s Islamophobic rhetoric.
“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,” the organization stated on 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.”
Since then, the Miss Puerto Rico’s Twitter account has also posted several tweets, claiming that Velez regretted her actions.
“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 beauty queen said, according to the organization. “The last thing I wanted to do was to bully anyone. Again, I apologize to anyone who felt offended with my words.”
However, there have been no direct comments from Velez herself, which can be a bit hard considering all her social media accounts — including Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr — went dark.