Update: Kathy Zhu Speaks Out to Supporters After Being Stripped of Her Miss World America Crown for Being Conservative
As Cassandra Fairbanks reported last night…
Miss World America has stripped beloved conservative commentator Kathy Zhu of her Miss Michigan title over “insensitive” political tweets and her refusing to wear a hijab during a leftist campus event in 2016.
The heartbroken 20-year-old University of Michigan student posted screenshots of the email and text exchanges that she had with MWA’s State Director Laurie DeJack on Twitter.
In the exchanges, DeJack continuously declared that there was a “problem” without explaining the situation to a clearly increasingly worried Zhu. Eventually, she finally revealed that one of the issues was a tweet in which Zhu declared that the majority of black deaths are caused by other black citizens.
On Friday morning Kathy Zhu spoke out about the ordeal.
In 2016, Kathy was a very active volunteer for Chinese-Americans for Trump and spent hours going door-to-door during the election pic.twitter.com/Z5MR7CR79M
— A$AP Poso (@JackPosobiec) July 19, 2019
Kathy thanked her supporters on Twitter.
Later today Kathy Zhu also posted a video to thank her supporters.
Kathy spoke to the Detroit News on Friday.
A College Republican leader at the University of Michigan is blasting Miss World America beauty pageant officials for stripping her state title and barring her from a national competition because of provocative social media posts that spurred accusations of racism, Islamophobia and insensitivity.
Kathy Zhu, the 20-year-old vice president of UM College Republicans, said organizers took her 2017 and 2018 tweets about about Muslim hijabs and African American murder rates out of context and did not give her a chance to explain her rationale.
The controversy exploded Thursday on conservative media sites after Zhu posted emails and text messages from a pageant official who told her she could no longer participate because of “offensive, insensitive and inappropriate” social media posts.
“I’m more than happy a light got shined on it,” Zhu said in a Friday interview with The Detroit News. “For me, it wasn’t a big deal I got stripped of the title, it was more of how unfair it was for the whole process to have taken place. I don’t want this to happen to anyone else.”
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