So you tweet something offensive, and you put down your phone and forget about it. After all, you’re a nobody shouting in cyberspace, right? Then three years later, you become famous, for example, a teen beauty queen, and someone finds that offensive tweet:
Shortly after being crowned the new Miss Teen USA, Karlie Hay of Texas got her first introduction into the national spotlight.
After her win on Saturday, social media users pointed out the repeated use of a racial slur in what appeared to be her personal Twitter account in 2013 and 2014.
She kept her crown, but it’s a terrible embarrassment to have suffered.