Miss Teen USA contestant slammed after overhauling old N-word video

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This beauty pageant scandal is getting ugly.

A Miss Teen USA competitor is under fire after an alleged video of her saying the N word went viral on TikTok.

Kate Dixon, 17, is set to represent Washington State in the next pageant, but there are now calls on social media for her to be kicked out of the competition for her use of racial slur .

Footage of Dixon using the epithet was reportedly filmed in 2018, when she was 14, but resurfaced on social media last week.

TikTok user @juliuspleazerfanaccount shared the old footage, which garnered over 8.4 million views.

The TikTok video begins with recent footage of Dixon being crowned Miss Teen Washington before suddenly switching to the 2018 clip of the teenager saying the N-word.

“Gangster n—-r!” Dixon can be seen declaring before bursting into laughter.

The TikTok clip also featured an old video of Dixon lip-syncing with crude sound, which states, “I only like men when they have money and big cs.”

The Post has reached out to Miss Teen USA for comment.

Dixon appeared on FOX13 Seattleapologizing for her use of the insult, saying she was forced to say it by the upper classes at her school.

“They forced me to say a racial slur,” insisted the beauty queen. “I told them, ‘No, I don’t mean that. I know it’s not appropriate. And they said to me, ‘You have a free pass just for this one time. That would be funny.’ So I decided, after a lot of persuading, I said the word they wanted me to say and without my knowledge I was recorded.

Dixon said the video quickly spread through his school just days after it was recorded. She was bullied and received death threats, which eventually forced her to leave the educational institution.

The beauty queen says the video of her saying the N-word has followed her for the past three years, causing her significant distress.
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The pageant queen claimed the video has resurfaced on and off for the past three years, and she’s not surprised it made its way to TikTok after being crowned Miss Teen Washington.

“I learned my lesson and haven’t used that word to this day,” she said.

For now, Pageants Northwest — the agency that oversees four states of the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA organizations — stands by Dixon.

Dixon is pictured left with another Miss Teen Washington contestant.  She says she has learned her lesson and has never said the N-word since the video was recorded.
Dixon is pictured left with another Miss Teen Washington contestant. She says she has learned her lesson and has never said the N-word since the video was recorded.
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“What she did was absolutely unacceptable,” the company’s executive producer Maureen Francisco told FOX 13.[But] our organization is designed to [encourage you to] be the best version of yourself and if someone admitted their fault, apologized and said, “Hey, I want to work to be the best version of myself”… how do you walk away? »

However, others are not so forgiving.

Many on TikTok have called for the teenage queen to be disqualified from the Miss Teen USA pageant.

Contest organizers are standing by Dixon, saying she has apologized for her actions.
Contest organizers are standing by Dixon, saying she has apologized for her actions.
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Meanwhile, Hannah Merritt, an African-American model who placed third in Miss Teen Washington, said she was “distraught” about the situation.

“As an African-American woman who’s been through this stage four times and has the weight of so many little girls on my shoulders, knowing that Kate…has won is really tiring,” she said. KIRO 7.

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