Actress was crowned Queen of Veiled Prophet Ball

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01 Jun 2021, 6:30 pm

A photo showing Ellie Kemper attending a ball believed to be linked to white supremacy has resurfaced, prompting critics to accuse the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star of racist behaviour.
Kemper, 41, became the subject of scrutiny on Tuesday when the image of her being named the queen of St Louis’ Veiled Prophet Ball as a teen in 1999 started making the rounds online.
The Veiled Prophet Ball is a secret fair originally formed in 1878 by elites to honour the ritual of Mardi Gras, and is reportedly associated with white supremacy.

The Veiled Prophet is said to be dressed with a white klan-style hood and robe while armed with a pistol and rifle.
The photo making the rounds shows that Kemper was selected to participate in the “Royal Quadrille” dance and named the queen at age 19, according to The Sun. ... phet-ball/

Kemper who is a practicing Roman-Catholic and whose husband is Jewish has been defended by none other than Ben Shapiro.“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 tweeted.

I don't know? being defended by Ben Shapiro isn't exactly a ringing endorsement. ?