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For the last two days, actress Elie Kemper has been trending on Twitter, with the following explanation:
In 1999, actor Ellie Kemper was named the Queen of Love and Beauty at the Veiled Prophet Ball, a debutante ball held in St. Louis, Missouri, which was founded by wealthy White elites in 1878 and ’emphasized the existing power structure’, according to The Atlantic’s Scott Beauchamp
For this, she’s basically been crowned the KKK Queen by the social media site’s users:
Ellie Kemper was brought up in a wealthy family apart of an elite society. She was attending Princeton University at the time she has crowned KKK princess at 19. I’m 100% sure she was well aware of the history of the Veiled Prophet Ball. https://t.co/KLMxQvUdS2
— 𝐵𝑒𝒸𝒸𝒶 (@MJFINESSELOVER) June 1, 2021
Black People in St.Louis grow up screaming to the top of our lungs about the Veil Prophet Society. Ever so often some one from out of town writes about it. Ellie Kemper aint nothing new. Every white elite family in the state of Missouri participates in this organization.
— Tef Poe the 🐐 (@TefPoe) June 1, 2021
She’s a vocal supporter of racial justice, Black Lives Matter, etc. And yet, that wasn’t enough to protect her from the mob that cares not for intellectual honesty (or honesty of any sort), proportionality, the passage of time, etc.
What does this tell us? If liberals and celebrities were in any way strategic, they’d think about BLM and other such causes as the mafia. They don’t actually achieve anything, they’re just a protection racket. But here’s what the Kemper situation should teach them: There’s no protection to be achieved by supporting BLM, etc. Nothing will protect you from the mob if it decides to come for you, and it can come for you.
The question becomes, what’s the solution? How can anyone protect themselves from these mobs? Here’s my unsolicited advice for Ellie Kemper: Hit back, hard and fast. Defend yourself and do it loudly. Don’t preface your support of these mafia-like organizations when you do so; defend yourself on your own merits. Nobody else has your back, that is clear from the silence from her various co-stars and various social justice organizations she’s supported as her name has been a Twitter trending topic into the second day. In a sane world she’d notice the only people coming to her defense are actually conservative, those who have experienced this kind of swarming in the past and aren’t afraid of its sting:
Ellie Kemper just starred in a show where her BFF was a gay black guy and we have zero evidence of her being racist or homophobic irl but sure… she’s KKK 2021. pic.twitter.com/XIe4GvFOYH
— Elisha (@ElishaKrauss) June 1, 2021
There is not a single iota of evidence that Ellie Kemper is racist. So naturally, Twitter is trending her and blue checks are calling her a "KKK princess." What absolute garbage.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 1, 2021
Good luck to Ellie, she’s going to need it with friends like hers.