Pro-Trump Beauty Contestant Stripped Of Her Title Over Social Media Posts Citing Crime Statistics

(Tea Party PAC) – Kathy Zhu, a Chinese-American beauty pageant contestant who has been a vocal supporter of President Trump for years, was stripped of her Miss Michigan title on Thursday due to violations of “character requirements” on social media.

The Daily Caller reported:

Kathy Zhu, a 20-year-old University of Michigan student, has been vocal about her support of Trump for years, garnering thousands of followers on Instagram and Twitter under the username “Political Kathy.” She had more than 74,000 Twitter followers and 12,800 Instagram followers as of press time.

She was named Miss Michigan on Sunday, Zhu told the Daily Caller News Foundation, by the beauty pageant organization Miss World America. But Zhu’s reign ended Thursday when she said she received an email from Laurie DeJack, Miss World America’s state director for Indiana and Michigan.

Zhu shared a text conversation she said she had with DeJack, which cites a tweet from Zhu’s account in 2017 about death rates in black communities.

The pageant, Miss World America, selects US candidates first at a state, then national level, then sends winners to the Miss World contest, Zhu explained. She said the organization had vetted her for Miss Michigan via email, having required that candidates sumbit an email application along with a video.

Zhu said that she had been asked not to post on social media until after the Miss Indiana and Michigan World America account posted their winners, which they did on Wednesday, announcing Zhu as a national finalist.

Daily Caller continues:

An email Zhu shared stated she must remove all photos of herself as Miss Michigan and stop affiliating herself with the title, saying her social media accounts “contain offensive, insensitive and inappropriate content, and in violation of MWA’s Rules and Conditions.”

DeJack specifically referred to a contestant requirement that Zhu be “of good character” and have a background that “is not likely to bring into disrepute Miss World America or any person associated with the organisation,” according to a screenshot Zhu shared.

“Therefore, and effective immediately, MWA does not recognise you as a participant of any sort or in any capacity as it relates to any and all events of MWA,” the email stated.

DeJack did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the DCNF.

“Statistics and facts are not always pleasant. It’s disgusting how you would rather lie to the public’s face than be supportive of someone that is trying to make a difference by talking about subjects that no one dares to say,” Zhu responded in an email to DeJack.

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“Miss World America’s State/National/Chief Director accused me of being racist, Islamaphobic, and insensitive. 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,” Zhu wrote on Twitter.

When Zhu was enrolled at the University of Central Florida, she attended a Hijab Day event in 2018, where she declined to wear a hijab, posting on Twitter about the incident which led to critics demanding she be expelled.

That tweet has since been deleted, she told the Daily Caller, and she later transferred to the University of Michigan.

Zhu referred to this incident in her email response to DeJack, explaining that someone had tried to make her wear a hijab without her permission.

“What’s ‘insensitive’ is that women in the Middle East are getting stoned to death for refusing to obey their husband’s orders to wear hijabs,” Zhu added. “Are the people in MWA implying that they advocate for the punishment of women who refuse to wear a hijab?”