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President Trump Fan and Beauty Queen Kathy Zhu

Stripped of Miss Michigan Title for 'Offensive' Tweets

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President Trump Fan and Beauty Queen Kathy Zhu, Stripped of Miss Michigan Title for 'Offensive' Tweets surface. Kathy Zhu is the University of Michigan student who says she was stripped of her title and a chance to compete at the Miss World America pageant over her conservative political views.

The 20-year-old claimed she received an email from Miss World American pageant organizers letting her know that she was removed from the competition. Zhu was previously crowned Miss Michigan. Her removal from the Miss World America pageant was a direct result of her tweets, which were deemed "offensive, insensitive and inappropriate."

She said that Miss World America should be more specific and clearly define what “insensitive” means, as she does not believe anything she posted was insensitive. That didn’t stop what she sarcastically referred to as “the tolerant left” from blasting her on social media.

"I woke up this morning with an overwhelming amount of support; I can't thank you all enough," she wrote to her supporters Friday. “I am glad this story came to light because this is more than just some beauty pageant, this is about the prejudice views against people with 'different opinions.'"

The incident was covered by the Orlando Sentinel at the time. That article refers to Zhu has being a freshman at UCF. Despite calls for Zhu’s expulsion, the university maintained that no further action would be taken over the incident.

Zhu said she refused to wear the garment in support of women in the Middle East who are getting “stoned to death” for refusing to obey their husbands' orders to wear hijabs. She also asked Miss World America officials if they would have dismissed her if she refused to wear Catholic rosary beads instead of the Muslim hijab.

Zhu spoke with the Detroit Free Press on Thursday, telling the outlet this type of repercussions were not uncommon in the pageant world, especially for people with extreme political views such as hers. The former Miss Michigan is an outspoken supporter of President Trump, and makes her right-wing views known.

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