Former Miss Michigan Gets Stripped of Her Title Due to Highly Controversial Tweets
Kathy Zu, a former Miss Michigan and fan of Donald Trump, was recently stripped of her title due to her "offensive, insensitive and inappropriate" tweets.
The 20-year-old conservative claims that she was also kicked out of the Miss World America pageant because of her words and for refusing to try on a hijab.
Zhu, who is also a political commentator, was informed that she would no longer be competing in the pageant and criticized MWA for it.
CUTTING TIES WITH MWA
According to the email that was sent to her, some of the content in her social media accounts was in violation of MWA's Rules and Conditions, which was why she was ordered to remove all mentions to the competition.
This order forced her to delete photos of herself being crowd Miss Michigan as well as all other posts and tweets where she was acting in representation of MWA.
Miss World America's State/National/Chief Director accused me of being racist, Islamaphobic, and insensitive.— Kathy Zhu (@PoliticalKathy) July 19, 2019
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
Zhu did not appreciate the email and took to Twitter to share it, claiming that the Chief Director of MWA accused her of being "racist, Islamaphobic, and insensitive."
After deleting the specified content as requested, Zhu also took the liberty of deleting the controversial tweets, including the one where she addressed the Hijab incident.
The Miss World America Organization strips conservative activist Kathy Zhu of her Miss Michigan title for refusing to Wear Hijab and “insensitive” social media posts. pic.twitter.com/mxNRH5MeVu— Fox & Friends First (@FoxFriendsFirst) July 19, 2019
SOMETHING THAT SHE HAS SEEN BEFORE
During an interview with the Detroit Free Press, the 20-year-old revealed that such stories are not uncommon in the pageant world and people with extreme political views, such as her, are often targeted.
"I have seen this happen before. It is just not OK to be prejudiced against people who just have a different political view as you."
Thank you 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/quEC4ibjCp— Kathy Zhu (@PoliticalKathy) July 19, 2019
According to her, pageants "only want someone to say things that people want to hear," and they don't allow those with opposing views to represent them.
The Chief Director of MWA accused her of being "racist, Islamaphobic, and insensitive."
Zhu added that she wouldn't use her social media pages to spread and promote her conservative views, however, she encouraged others to always stand up for what they believe in.