Another one bites the apology.
If you’re a fan of Kira Davis as am I, you already know of the controversy concerning actress Ellie Kemper.
The star of The Office and Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, it was recently learned, once attended a dance.
At the time, she was a Princeton University freshman.
And as it turns out, the “Veiled Prophet Ball” back in her native St. Louis, Missouri was a fancy function of dastardly descent.
The Atlantic’s initial description of the event sounds harmless:
Held annually every Fourth of July, usually in downtown St. Louis, Fair St. Louis is a festival that includes food, music, hot-air balloons, and fireworks. Touted as “America’s Biggest Birthday Party”, it’s basically just a fun excuse to enjoy the usually hot and humid St. Louis Fourth of Julys with friends and family. This summer, due to construction along the Mississippi riverfront, the fair was held in Forest Park, a jewel of a turn-of-the-century public park built for the 1904 World’s Fair.]
But enter the dragon. From Kira’s coverage:
[T]hey were historically exclusive to elite white folks. According to Newsweek, African Americans were eventually allowed to join in 1979 after protest…
Hence, Ellie — who was crowned the ball’s 1999 Queen of Love in beauty — was reconfigured as a racist.
On social media, “KKK Princess” appeared:
— Shhhh💀🧛🏼♀️ (@sammi_MIA) June 1, 2021
Apparently, in response, she made a donation:
Ellie Kemper bowed to BLM and now they’re still trying to crucify her as a racist. Serves her right, honestly. No sympathy for these people. If you feed the beast and then get eaten, oh well. It’s your problem. Have fun. pic.twitter.com/NCbFfItymQ
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) June 1, 2021
But for those wanting a mea culpa, she’s finally here with the requisite goods.
On Monday, the actress posted an apology via Instagram.
Bottom line: There’s “no excuse” for what she did.
She came out punching — the dance:
“When I was 19 years old, I decided to participate in a debutante ball in my hometown.
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