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No, Ellie Kemper Is Not a 'KKK Princess,' You Dopes

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | June 1, 2021 |

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | June 1, 2021 |


On Memorial Day, Twitter erupted after a tweet calling Ellie Kemper a “KKK Princess” went viral and continued to trend for hours on end. In short, the tweet accused a 19-year-old Kemper of being the pageant queen at an official Klan ball. She was not. Like most teens and young adults who grew up in the South, she was crowned the queen of a debutante ball with a racist past like every goddamn thing in the South, and frankly, all of America. Of course, by the time that it became clear that Kemper was not a “KKK Princess,” the narrative had already taken hold, and as of this afternoon, bottom-feeding sites like the AV Club were still calling her “another rich white celebrity with a racist past” on top of accusing her of being a willing participant by snidely asserting “at that age, teenagers are mature enough to know what they’re being part of.” Sadly, just printing sh*t like that is considered totally fine because Twitter also says her dad is a rich banker, and coming from wealth is probably how she made it in comedy anyway. As long as you put a socialist shine on something, you can say whatever you want, amirite? (BuzzFeed)

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Courtney Stodden got engaged. (Dlisted)

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Serena Williams and Steph Curry back Naomi Osaka. (The Root)

From Jen: Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger announce their new podcast “Did You Get My Text?” (Rolling Stone)

From Petr: This lady just pushed a fucking bear off her fence to protect her dogs. (Reddit)

The Warner Bros. Discovery logo is a trash fire. (Variety)

Disney started Pride Month by getting sued for sexual orientation discrimination by a vice president at ABC. Whoops. (Deadline)

Alec Baldwin really wanted to be the guy who killed Tony Soprano, which sounds like a very Alec Baldwin thing to want. (Vulture)

Happy Pride Month! Cosbrarian wants everyone to read Trung Le Nguyen’s YA graphic novel, The Magic Fish. It weaves together the stories of Tien who is struggling to come out to his mother, an immigrant from Vietnam, and "the fairy tales Tiên and his mother share - stories that will be familiar to those who know the western fairy tales, but showcased through a Vietnamese lens." Are there stories you have bonded over with your family? (Cannonball Read 13)

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Mike is a Staff Contributor living in Pennsyltucky. You can follow him on Twitter.

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