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2016 Miss Teen USA - Winner's Photocall Featuring: 2016 Miss Teen USA Karlie Hay Where: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States When: 30 Jul 2016 Credit: Judy Eddy/WENN.com

The new Miss Teen USA faces controversy over racial slurs on Twitter

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Karlie Hay was Miss Teen USA for barely a day before her past came back to haunt her. 

After winning the pageant Saturday, the Texas teen came under fire after it was discovered that tweets from what appeared to be her personal Twitter account, @kaayharris, included liberal use of the n-word.

Miss Teen USA appeared to stand by its decision, saying in a statement, "As Karlie stated, she was in a different place in her life and made a serious mistake she regrets and for which she sincerely apologizes."

The new Miss Teen USA faces controversy over racial slurs on Twitter

Here's the moment Hay was crowned. 

Hay also apologized for "language she was not proud of" on Instagram.

But many were already upset by the lack of diversity in the pageant, and they aren't letting up.

The environment got a little harsh.

Should Karlie Hay lose her title over racist language?

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