Courtesy of Slate:okay @MissTeenUSA ... The jig is up. I know y'all aren't going to keep someone who likes to use "nigger" casually. pic.twitter.com/vJeWk3a9S4— Court Kim (@ASAPcourt) July 31, 2016
Karlie Hay—a.k.a. Miss Texas—was crowned Miss Teen USA last night. The paegant was, as Chrissy Teigen pointed out on Twitter, remarkably homogeneous, with five similar looking blonde-haired, blue-eyed girls in the final five. But, as Chrissy Teigen also noted, that is not the contestants' fault.
What is one contestant's (Karlie Hay's!) fault, however, is her past propensity for using racial slurs on Twitter.
After I read this story I had to remind myself that Donald Trump sold the Miss Universe franchise, which also runs the Teen USA pageant, back in 2015. Because if he still owned it having a racist winner from Texas would make perfect sense.
However it appears he really dodged a bullet here. (Which not easy when it's fired by a Texan.)
Of course this Karlie Hay is very apologetic for her disgusting use of racial epithets now that the whole world knows about them:
"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. I admit that I have used language publicly in the past which I am not proud of and that there is no excuse for," she wrote on Instagram. "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."