MICHIGAN, OH – Ms. Michigan in 2019, Kathy Zhu, was deprived of her title after several insensitive and racist tweets surfaced.
The pageant sent an e-mail to the 20-year-old, in which he made the decision to remove her from her position.
"Miss World America has been made aware that your social media accounts contain offensive, insensitive and inappropriate content," the letter says. He went on to explain that Zhu no longer meets the requirement of "being in good character".
Therefore, MWA no longer recognizes you as a participant or in any capacity that relates to any and all events of MWA, "he concluded.
Media posts targeted Muslim women and gun violence in the black community.
According to Orlando Sentinel screenshots, the first tweet was, "There's a hijab test stand on my college campus. So you're telling me that it's just a fashion accessory, not a religious issue? Or are you just trying to get women used to being oppressed under Islam? "
" Did you know that the majority of black deaths are caused by other blacks? The second tweet said, "First fix problems in your own community before blaming others."
The tweets were sent in 2017 and 2018 but have since been deleted.
Zhu threw himself in on Friday a Twitter video against her conservative political views. "Small attacks such as these diminish the value and confidence of the word" racism, "she said.
Zhu is a student at the University of Michigan specializing in political science Supporter of Donald Trump on social media and vice president of the College Republican group at her school.
She will no longer represent Michigan at Miss World America in Las Vegas, despite the backlash, Zhu said she stood by her own Tweets. "I am glad that this story came to light, because this is not just a beauty contest, but the prejudices People with & # 39; different opinions & # 39; "she tweeted on Friday.