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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Tituss Burgess Reacts to Ellie Kemper's Apology for Pageant Past

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Tituss Burgess Reacts to Ellie Kemper's Apology for Pageant Past

Tituss Burgess, one of the Emmy-nominated stars of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, is reacting to his co-star Ellie Kemper‘s apology for her participation in a pageant that has racist history.

The actor took to Instagram on Monday night (June 7) to share his thoughts on the controversy and Ellie‘s apology.

Tituss reposted the lengthy statement that Ellie released earlier that day and he wrote his own comments in the caption of the post.

Click inside to find out what he said…

“I love my Ellie ❤️, Oh, & P.S. Next time, just ask me, I’ll tell ya what to do 🥰,” Tituss wrote in the caption.

Ellie became a trending topic last week after it was discovered that she was crowned the queen of the 1999 Veiled Prophet Ball when she was 19.

If you don’t know the history behind the annual debutante ball, it was founded by wealthy White elites back in 1878 and “emphasized the existing power structure.”

An anonymous person played the “Veiled Prophet” at each ball and that person, who was chosen by local elites, got to choose the Queen of Love and Beauty at each ball. Ellie received this title back in 1999, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. An article from the paper, written in December 1999, states that she was “the 105th young woman to be so honored by the Veiled Prophet organization. She wore a white satin square-neck gown designed by Tomasina and purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue.”

Illustrations of the early Veiled Prophets have a striking resemblance to members of the Ku Klux Klan, though it has been pointed out that KKK members did not begin wearing white hoods and robes until 1915.

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Photos: Getty
Posted to: Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess

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