Newly-crowned Miss Teen USA to keep crown despite racist tweets backlash

- It looks like some tweets using the N-word won't be enough to cost the new Miss Teen USA her crown.

The Miss Universe Organization, which owns the Miss Teen USA pageant, issued a statement Sunday chastising Karlie Hay's words but also "supporting her continued growth."

After she was crowned Saturday night in Las Vegas, social media users found tweets containing the N-word linked to an account with Miss Teen Texas' name.


Our teen, your queen. #MissTeenUSA is Karlie Hay from Texas!

A photo posted by Karlie Hay (@missteenusa) on

In the tweets, the account holder made several statements using the N-word in a seeminly joking manner toward some of her followers.

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