Ellie Kemper Apologizes for Role With Group That Had Racist Past

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The TV show actress has apologized for taking part in an event sponsored by a group that she now acknowledges had a racist past saying that ignorance is no excuse Ellie Kemper's apologizing for taking part in a debutante ball that was hosted by St Louis organization that dates back to eighteen hundred but did not allow any black members until nineteen seventy nine the star of unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and former cast member on the office was named the queen of love and beauty at the veiled prophet ball in St Louis she was nineteen at the time and says she was unaware of its history but now she says it is clear that it had an unquestionably racist sexist and elitist past the organization itself is acknowledging its past process as it exists now it rejects racism in any form I'm Oscar wells Gabriel

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