A beautiful, blonde teen named Karlie Hay was just crowned Miss Teen USA. Her past language, however, is not as beautiful as her outside. She seemed to have had a great fondness for the N-word and now her tweets are going viral. Funny how things come back to haunt you… someone might want to point that out to Melania Trump too, considering her nude pics now adorn the front page of The New York Post. There are consequences for your actions and many times they follow people for a lifetime.
From Young Conservatives:
Karlie Hay was recently crowned Miss Teen USA.
Unfortunately, she is fond of using one word in particular on Twitter.
It’s the word nobody is really allowed to say, and I’m not talking about ‘Voldemort.’
WARNING*** Strong Language
The 18-year-old is now saying that is no longer who she is. That she was in a dark place when she wrote those things. Well, it could not have been that long ago… she’s 18 for cripes sake!
Per The Inquisitr, Karlie Hay impressed the Miss Teen USA judges during the pageant’s Q&A segment when she was asked what teen-related issue she would like the next president of the United States to tackle. Karlie responded by saying that the commander-in-chief should talk to teens about peer pressure and tell them “that you need to be yourself.” She also talked about how “the next Miss Teen USA needs to be a leader.” Looks like Karlie needs some practice in that area. Just sayin’.
Personally, I can’t believe the judges did not review her social media before crowning her. I thought that was standard these days.
Karlie’s old twitter account is the culprit here. She just changed the setting to ‘private’, but the damage is done. As USA Today reports, the Miss Teen USA pageant is already being criticized for its lack of diversity, so crowning a winner with a fondness for racial slurs definitely is not a good look for the organization. Sports Illustrated model Chrissy Teigen noted that the top five Miss Teen USA finalists — Miss Texas Karlie Hay, Miss South Carolina Marley Stokes, Miss North Carolina Emily Wakeman, Miss Alabama Erin Snow and Miss Nevada Carissa Morrow — were all white blonde girls. That part, I don’t care about… what I do care about is character and principles. Karlie’s are at best suspect here.
Karlie is being criticized for not having enough wherewithal and common sense to clean up her social media before running. There are also tweets about underage drinking on there.
Here’s her apology:
“Several years ago, I had many personal struggles and found myself in a place that is not representative of who I am as a person,” Hay wrote. “I admit that I have used language publicly in the past which I am not proud of and that there is no excuse for. Through hard work, education and thanks in large part to the sisterhood that I have come to know through pageants, I am proud to say that I am today a better person.”
“I am honored to hold this title and I will use this platform to promote the values of The Miss Universe Organization, and my own, that recognize the confidence, beauty and perseverance of all women.”
I hope she has learned a lesson here and is a different person now. People do change – especially young people. At least she came clean and owned up to it. That’s a good start.