Miss Puerto Rico Destiny Vélez Suspended Indefinitely for Anti-Muslim Twitter War with Michael Moore
By Natalie Roterman
Looks like Miss Puerto Rico winner Destiny Vélez’s comments against Muslims have caught up with her as she has been indefinitely suspended from her role by the island's official Miss America organization. Just last Thursday, Veléz engaged on a Twitter dialogue attacking Muslims and documentary filmmaker Michael Moore after he shared a photo of him standing outside the Trump Tower holding a sign that read “We are all Muslim.” The 20-year-old beauty queen who has a very strong opinion about the religious group and published comments on social media like, “All what Muslims have done is provided oil and terrorize this country and many others.”
This triggered the “indefinite suspension” which was announced through a statement on the Organization’s official Facebook page. “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 statement said about Vélez. Many Twitter users were also outraged by her comments and began calling her a bully, as well as using hashtags such as #nonosrepresentas (you do not represent us) and #verguenzaajena (embarrassment).