Miss Teen USA Karlie Hay seems to have used the n-word on Twitter. A lot.

Looks Like Miss Teen USA Used Racial Slurs on Twitter Quite a Bit

Looks Like Miss Teen USA Used Racial Slurs on Twitter Quite a Bit

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July 31 2016 12:58 PM

Looks Like Miss Teen USA Used Racial Slurs on Twitter Quite a Bit

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Karlie Hay answers a question during the interview portion of the 2016 Miss Teen USA pageant.

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Karlie Hay—aka Miss Texas—was crowned Miss Teen USA on Saturday night. The pageant was, as Chrissy Teigen pointed out on Twitter, remarkably homogeneous, with five similar-looking, blonde-haired and blue-eyed girls in the final five. But, as 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.

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We now wait to see what, if anything, the Miss USA Organization does, and also whether its higher-ups will consider their own role in perpetuating the limited, limiting, lily-white American beauty standards that contribute in some way to the racist culture that taught a beautiful blonde girl from Texas that it was OK to throw racial slurs around on social media.