In 1999, she was given the title of Veiled Prophet Queen.
Ellie Kemper, who has appeared in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and The Office, is trending on Twitter for unusual reasons. In 1999, she was given the title of Veiled Prophet Queen.
The title has been linked to the Ku Klux Klan, however this is simply speculation based on allegations. Users familiar with the group on Twitter linked it to affluent Catholic elites in St. Louis, Missouri, who attempted to quiet railroad workers when it was founded.
The Veiled Prophet’s History
According to an article in The Atlantic, Charles Slayback formed the Veiled Prophet in the late 1800s. They held elaborate festivities and rituals for which only a select group of people were invited.
Fear was fostered in the working class, which was on strike at the time. Scott Beauchamp, the journalist who did the research, described the puzzled Veiled Prophet’s appearance as “strikingly similar in appearance to a Klansman.”
Fast forward to now, and the debate over whether the modern-day pageant to discover the Queen of Love and Beauty is more of a classist, affluent title is raging. That, in and of itself, encourages exclusion.
The vice president, according to one Twitter user, is “The Veiled Prophet is, in my opinion, more subtle than the KKK. After reading the Atlantic piece about it, it reminds me more of the Trumpsters’ wealthier members attempting to divide the BLM and their friends. It’s still a lousy group, but this time it’s sneakily bad.”
Other social media investigators discovered that the actress’s family is one of the most prominent and wealthiest in Missouri. They’re the kind of family whose name is emblazoned on buildings as a result of their charitable contributions.
Reactions to Her Background
The Veiled Prophet did not admit Black members until 1979, underscoring the group’s ominous intentions. While Kemper’s title as Queen of Love and Beauty is only now gaining traction, it has been reported about previously. In an article published last year, Nicki Swift mentioned that aspect of her life.
We’re not defending the pageant or dismissing the scrutiny. However, before designating Kemper a racist, it’s vital to delve at the specifics of such allegations. She has yet to make a public remark regarding her participation in the competition.
Another Twitter user expressed her disappointment that she had yet to do so, writing, “It would take me two minutes to say I didn’t know at the time, I know now, I’m horrified, and it is not who I am. We know who is focused if the priority is to ‘get it right’ and ‘make the statement perfect,’ and it is not someone like me.”