After Ellie Kemper speaks out, Veiled Prophet 'categorically rejects racism in any form'

In 1999, Kemper was crowned the Queen of Love and Beauty at a ball held by the organization, which barred Black members for over a decade, inducting their first Black member in 1979.

Additionally, the St. Louis-based organization has been criticized for its initial imagery of a “Veiled Prophet,” which is similar in appearance to a Klansman. However, Rolling Stone noted that the ball predates the Ku Klux Klan by several decades.

Photos of Kemper, now 41, participating in the ball recently resurfaced, causing a stir on social media, and after the actress’ public apology, Veiled Prophet has offered a new statement to Fox News.

ELLIE KEMPER FACES CALLS TO BE CANCELED ON SOCIAL MEDIA OVER PARTICIPATION IN ‘RACIST’ BALL

Ellie Kemper was named the Queen of the court of Love and Beauty by the Veiled Prophet Organization in 1999. (Jamie Rector/St. Louis Post Dispatch/Polaris)

Ellie Kemper was named the Queen of the court of Love and Beauty by the Veiled Prophet Organization in 1999. (Jamie Rector/St. Louis Post Dispatch/Polaris)

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