Apparently supporting President Trump and being a champion of conservative values is not very pretty – or at least that is what a beauty queen from Michigan recently found out.
Kathy Zhu, 20, who is known for her pro-Trump and conservative views, was stripped of her Miss Michigan title and dismissed from the Miss World America pageant last week after the organization found her social media presence “offensive, insensitive and inappropriate.”
Zhu is president of College Republicans at the University of Michigan. Tweeting screenshots of the letters she got from pageant officials, Zhu says “They stripped me of my Miss Michigan title due to my refusal to try on a hijab in 2018, my tweet about black on black gun violence, and ‘insensitive’ statistical tweets.”
Michigan Beauty Queen Now at the Center of Heated Controversy
According to Fox News, After Zhu’s story went public, she received a torrent of feedback, both positive and negative.
“I woke up this morning with an overwhelming amount of support; I can’t thank you all enough,” she wrote to her supporters last week. “I am glad this story came to light because this is more than just some beauty pageant, this is about the prejudice views against people with ‘different opinions.'”
But the unabashed Zhu also blasted her critics, whom she sarcastically labeled, “the tolerant left.”
In 2017, Zhu tweeted that African Americans needed to fix problems within their own community because the “majority of black deaths are caused by other blacks.” She defended the tweet on Twitter last week, claiming statistics backed her statement and that she is not a racist.
“When the left calls you racist for using statistics to back up your claim, you know you’re on the right side of history,” Zhu wrote.
In her response to the dismissal email from Miss World America, Zhu said a Muslim woman tried to “forcibly” put a hijab on her head on her college campus in 2018.
Zhu said she refused to wear the garment in support of women in the Middle East who are getting “stoned to death” for refusing to obey their husbands’ orders to wear hijabs. She also asked Miss World America officials if they would have dismissed her if she refused to wear Catholic rosary beads instead of the Muslim hijab.
Zhu said Friday that she would not be taking any legal action against Miss World America officials because they “have suffered enough negative publicity – especially because they wanted to de-crown me due to not wanting bad publicity in the first place.”
Miss World America has not commented publicly about the nature of Zhu’s dismissal.