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Hailey Baldwin Writes Racially Insensitive Tweet, Instantly Deletes It (UPDATE)

04/23/2014 12:18pm ET | Updated December 6, 2017
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: Hailey Baldwin attends the 'After Earth' New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on May 29, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

UPDATE: Hailey Baldwin said she "wasn't meaning to be racist."

Clearly I wasn't meaning to be racist with my tweet I was making a joke about getting a tan. Everybody chill

— Hailey Baldwin (@haileybaldwin) April 23, 2014

EARLIER: Ohhh, Hailey Baldwin. What were you thinking?

Early this morning, Baldwin, a blonde, hazel-eyed Ford model who's buddy-buddy with the Jenners, tweeted this from her account:

racist tweet

The incredibly insensitive tweet, which declared that Baldwin was "leaving to Florida white but coming back to N.Y. a different race" was also accompanied by a turban emoji. The tweet was taken down no less than 15 minutes after it was originally tweeted. Perhaps it was the outrage of her Twitter followers, or a sudden burst of common sense that made the 17-year-old social-media queen delete it.

Baldwin's cousin Ireland also faced a major racist Twitter controversy back in September, with father Alec quickly coming to her defense. For a family that's no stranger to controversy, we certainly hope Hailey learns from this misstep.

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