When will people learn that using social media to express ignorance will come back to bite them in the arse? Miss Puerto Rico 2015, not to be confused with Miss Colombia 2015, learned that lesson the hard way after she was suspended indefinitely for sharing her anti-Muslim views on Twitter over the weekend.
Destiny Velez, future Fox News anchor, is of course now apologizing for her insensitive remarks that include these gems:
“Muslims use our constitution to terrorize USA & plant gas stations.”
“There’s NO comparison between Jews, Christians & Muslims. Jews nor Christians have terrorizing agendas in their sacred books.”
“All what Muslims have done is provided oil & terrorize this country & many others!!!!!!”
We have no idea what she means by “plant gas stations,” but if you do, please send an email breaking down the science of that sentence. Anyway, the 19-year-old’s trolling led The Miss Puerto Rico Organization to issue this statement over the weekend:
“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.
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.”
And then there’s the pageant winner’s apology taken straight from a PR handbook:
“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.”
Destiny was reportedly upset with documentary filmmaker Michael Moore posting a photograph on Twitter of himself in front of Trump Tower in Manhattan holding a sign that read: “We are all Muslim”