在 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.
另外, 的 圣. 路易-based organization has been criticized for its initial imagery of a “Veiled Prophet,” which is similar in appearance to a Klansman. 然而, 滚石 noted that the ball predates the Ku Klux Klan by several decades.
Photos of Kemper, 现在 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.