Last weekA social media post turns viral, which includes a revelation about Eli Kemper-star from Unbreakable Kimi Schmidt and a surprisingly capable late addition to Office ensemble – participated in a debut event in St. Louis in 1999, known as (or at least formerly known as) the Prophet’s Closed Ball, something that sounds kind of fucked up and scary before you even know it started as a racist a celebration of supposed white majesty, where rich white people will be paraded in front of everyone else to remind them of their place. The veiled prophet’s ball, later renamed Fair Fair Louis, will also include a lavish ceremony in which a secret committee will select a secret person to serve as a veiled prophet, and then choose a queen of love and beauty and give her some exquisite gluposten gift like rich white people (like pearls or tiara). All this comes from 2014. Atlantic piece which suddenly enjoyed new relevance over the past week, with writer Scott Boshan also helpfully noting that blacks and Jews were initially barred from joining the Forgotten Prophet.
Kemper, whose father was chairman of the Commercial Bank and whose family is not surprising very rich, was named Queen of Love and Beauty in 1999 when she was 19, and a predictable controversy quickly arose over her involvement in an organization with clearly racist beginnings. Now, almost a week later, Kemper has finally decided to answer the dispute by publishing a statement Instagram in which it distanced itself from “the Organization” (do not call her) and says that at that time “was old enough” to be aware of this before you join.
She continues to “unequivocally regret, condemn and reject the supremacy of whites”, while acknowledging that she was a “beneficiary of a system that has distributed unequal justice and unequal rewards” because of her race and privilege. Kemper also touches on why it took her so long to respond to the controversy, saying it was a “natural temptation” to respond to “internet criticism” by simply telling herself that all your critics were wrong, but she said it was began to realize at some point that “many of the forces behind the criticism” were groups that she had spent her life in another way, “supporting and agreeing with.” She also apologizes to anyone she has disappointed and promises to use her privilege to support a “better society.”