Michigan World America claim 20-year-old Chinese-American model Kathy Zhu has been stripped of her beauty queen title because of “racist” social media posts. But were they really racist or is the fact Zhu went against the current mainstream leftist narrative and is a Trump supporter the real reason she was dropped.
No doubt the organization disliked her posts on social media, mainly because she told the truth and presented facts with statistics to back them up. Now, had she posted a few orange man bad posts as well, she may have only got a slap on the wrist or they may have not cared.
As you know if you’re extremely against Trump and are on the left, you can pretty much say and do what you please.
Consider this, several contestants have expressed very radical political, cultural, and religious views that would be considered very offensive to many conservatives, including support for the dismemberment of preborn children, anti-law-enforcement sentiments, and one instance of clear racism against Caucasians. This is easily searchable.
But, the facts and stats presented by Zhu go against the left’s narratives. Then on top of that, her being a conservative Trump supporter automatically throws her into the left’s “you’re a racist and a nazi” category and anything she has ever said and says in the future is racist.
Bet this set them off as well:
Earlier this week Zhu was named as a 2019 national finalist by Miss Indiana and Michigan World America, the first phase of the competition before the Miss and Teen World America Preliminary and Finals in Las Vegas in October.
Then in a Twitter post on Thursday, Zhu said she had been stripped of her 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”.
One of the earlier tweets in question said, “Did you know the majority of black deaths are caused by other blacks? Fix problems within your own community first before blaming others.”
This Tweet in question, Zhu was addressing someone who was complaining about African-American deaths. In response, she noted that black-on-black violence is the most prevalent circumstance in African-American homicides. Only she took a more based approach which MWA and mainstream media outlets are labeling as a racist Tweet.
Was the Tweet controversial? perhaps, depends on how you see it. Was it racist? No, not in context. She was referring to statistical facts.
Zhu shared a screenshot of an email from Miss World America Michigan state director Laurie DeJack, saying she had “accused me of being racist, Islamophobic, and insensitive”.
Miss World America’s State/National/Chief Director accused me of being racist, Islamaphobic, and insensitive.
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. pic.twitter.com/K1Btho0Pgq
— Kathy Zhu (@PoliticalKathy) July 19, 2019
Ms DeJack wrote in the email, “It has been brought to the attention of Miss World America that your social media accounts contain offensive, insensitive and inappropriate content, and in violation of MWA’s Rules and Conditions, specifically the contestant requirement of ‘being of good character and whose background is not likely to bring into disrepute Miss World America or any person associated with the organisation’.”
She added, “Therefore, and effective immediately, MWA does not recognize you as a participant of any sort or in any capacity as it relates to any and all events of MWA. Furthermore, let this communication serve as official notice to remove any mention of yourself as a participant in MWA from all social media platforms (including photographs of you wearing the MWA Michigan sash and/or crown, and any text claiming to be a participant of MWA events).”
In her email reply, Zhu wrote, “Statistics and facts are not always pleasant. It’s disgusting how you would rather lie to the public’s face than be supportive of someone that is trying to make a difference by talking about subjects that no one dares to say.”
Referring to the hijab incident, she added that “a Muslim woman tried to forcibly put a hijab on my head without my permission”.
“What’s ‘insensitive’ is that women in the Middle East are getting stoned to death for refusing to obey their husband’s orders to wear hijabs,” she wrote.
“I tweeted about it on my social media … Almost everyone was supportive of me refusing to be put in that situation. Are the people in MWA implying that they advocate for the punishment of women who refuse to wear a hijab?”
Zhu also posted screenshots of text messages from Ms. DeJack accusing her of “misleading” the organization by using her “Chinese first name” when she initially applied.
These are the text message exchanges between the state director and me. pic.twitter.com/HtHS1gns6X
— Kathy Zhu (@PoliticalKathy) July 19, 2019
“I have a lot of stuff being thrown at me right now from Nationals office. We are going to need to have a conversation,” Ms. DeJack wrote.
Attaching a link to Zhu’s 2016 tweet she wrote, “Is this you?” Zhu wrote back, “How is that racist? It’s statistics. Didn’t know statistics were racist.”
If Miss World America actually played by their own rules, they would strip the crowns from several of their contestants over controversial social media posts. But they ain’t gonna do that are they.
Let’s be honest, if you speak any truth its considered hate speech and automatically makes you racist. As soon as they found out how much she supports Trump and she spoke against the current mainstream leftist narrative, it was over for Zhu. She never had a chance from the beginning.
The tolerant left strikes again.
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