Actress Ellie Kemper is being accused of racism and white supremacy for the crime of being a debutante as a teenager.
“The Office” address attended The Veiled Prophet ball, a debutante event in St. Louis in 1999, when she was 19 years old. There, Kemper was crowned queen of love and beauty, an award for one of the young debutantes, which earned acclaim in St. Louis society and a picture in the paper.
That very picture is coming back to haunt her, as some are attempting to cancel her due to the ball’s racist past. Unsurprisingly, an organization that has been around since the 1870s has not always maintained 2020s ethics and cultural values.
It’s absolutely absurd that attending a traditional society ball 20 years ago is enough to get Kemper branded “KKK Princess” across Twitter. To start, the Veiled Prophets are not associated with the KKK or present-day racism, leaving the sentiment both factually and morally incorrect.