Miss Puerto Rico Destiny Velez. SCREENGRAB FROM MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION'S YOUTUBE PAGE
Puerto Rican beauty queen suspended after anti-Muslim tweets
Associated Press / 07:45 AM December 22, 2015
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— A Puerto Rican beauty queen has been suspended indefinitely after pageant officials accused her of posting anti-Muslim tweets.
The Miss Puerto Rico Organization apologized for the words of Destiny Velez and said they do not represent the program’s integrity or esteem. Velez tweeted several things last week including that Muslims have terrorizing agendas in their sacred books.
The organization issued a statement Saturday saying that Velez later tweeted she was sorry for offending people with her words and that she did not mean to bully anyone.