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Ellie Kemper Addresses 'Unquestionably Racist' Pageant After Photo Resurfaces
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Ellie Kemper Addresses 'Unquestionably Racist' Pageant After Photo Resurfaces

Holding herself accountable. Ellie Kemper apologized for her past participation in Missouri’s Veiled Prophet ball after photos of her as a teenager resurfaced in May. ‘The Office’ Cast: Then and Now Read article “Hi guys – when I was 19 years old, I decided to participate in a debutante ball in my hometown. The century-old organization that hosted the debutante ball had an unquestionably racist, sexist and elitist past,” the Office alum, 41, wrote via Instagram on Monday, June 7. “I was not aware of this history at the time, but ignorance is no excuse. I was old enough to have educated myself before getting involved.” In her apology, the former Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star asserted, “I unequivocally deplore, denounce and reject white supremacy. At the same tim...