Miss Universe stands by Miss Teen USA’s apology for racial slurs

The winner said she” used language publicly in the past which [she is] not proud of and that there is no excuse for.” The organization supported her following a backlash over old tweets.

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Shortly after being crowned Miss Teen USA, Texan Karlie Hay learned this lesson and found herself embroiled in a social media scandal.

The controversy stemmed from a personal Twitter account bearing Hay’s name and likeness that used racial slurs in tweets that were posted in 2013 and 2014.

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It should be noted that the account wasn’t verified, and its content is now private.

Still, Hay issued the following statement through her Instagram account:

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