Miss Teen USA from Texas criticized for repeatedly using racial slur on Twitter

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 30: Miss Texas Teen USA 2016 Karlie Hay (C) reacts as Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber (L) and Miss Teen USA 2015 Katherine Haik (R) crown Hay Miss Teen USA 2016 during the 2016 Miss Teen USA Competition at The Venetian Las Vegas on July 30, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Karlie Hay is crowned Miss Teen USA 2016 during the 2016 Miss Teen USA Competition at The Venetian Las Vegas on July 30, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

On Saturday, former Miss Texas Teen USA Karlie Hay from Houston was crowned Miss Teen USA 2016. But by night’s end, people on social media had begun posting some questionable tweets from Hay’s past.

According to Mic, Twitter users found numerous old tweets from Hay, who is now 18, in which she used the N-word. As Mic points out, we can’t independently confirm the tweets in these screen captures were posted by Hay because her personal account is now locked as private.

But after news of the resurfaced Tweets broke out, Hay issued an apology on her Miss Texas Teen USA account.

Former Miss Teen USA Kamie Crawford also joined in on the conversation, stating she couldn’t understand why no one bothered to prepare Hay for media attention.

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