Tituss Burgess reacts to co-star Ellie Kemper’s apology over involvement in controversial pageant
In Citizen’ caption he merely composed, “I love my Ellie.” And in the remarks area he reacted to Kemper, who composed “I love you Tituss,” with “Oh, & P.S. Next time, just ask me, I’ll tell ya what to do.” He likewise published an emoji of a smiley face with hearts.
Kemper dealt with criticism for her participation in a debutante ball as a teen that has actually come under examination for the company’s questionable history.
Kemper was crowned the “Queen of Love and Beauty” at the Veiled Prophet Ball in 1999. The company is based in Missouri and was established in 1878 by previous Confederate officers.
Kemper’s declaration checked out in part, “I was old enough to have educated myself before getting involved. I unequivocally deplore, denounce, and reject white supremacy,” she continued. “At the same time, I acknowledge that because of my race and my privilege, I am the beneficiary of a system that has dispensed unequal justice and unequal rewards.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.