Pageant Bans Miss Puerto Rico Because Of Anti-Muslim Comments
Miss Puerto Rico has been suspended indefinitely from the Miss Universe pageant after she went on a tirade about Muslims on Twitter.
In a lengthy Facebook post where he called Donald Trump a big wuss, Michael Moore said that Trump was “desperate and insane” for proposing a temporary ban on Muslims entering the country. He said, “We are all Muslims.” (RELATED: Michael Moore: I’m Coming For ‘Big Wuss’ Donald Trump)
Destiny Velez criticized Moore’s comments and told him to stop defending Muslims who “have done nothing for the USA.”
“Muslims use our constitution to terrorize USA & plant gas stations,” Velez tweeted. “There’s NO comparison between Jews, Christians & Muslims. Jews nor Christians have terrorizing agendas in their sacred books.”
“All what Muslims have done is provided oil & terrorize this country & many others!” (VIDEO: Miss Puerto Rico Sides With Trump, Unleashes Unholy, Twitter-Storm On Michael Moore)
The Miss Puerto Rico organization apologized for Velez’s conduct over the weekend.
“In regards to Miss Puerto Rico, Destiny Velez’s, recent actions and conduct; 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,” a statement from the organization read.
“Miss Velez’s actions were in contradiction to the organization, and therefore as a consequence of her actions, she has been suspended indefinitely. The Miss Puerto Rico Organization will not tolerate any actions or behavior contrary to the Miss Puerto Rico Organization.”
Velez has since deleted her Twitter.
Miss Puerto Rico has been suspended for posting anti-Muslim remarks aimed at me on Twitter. #talentcompetition https://t.co/5oAwS8P3MM
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) December 21, 2015