Never bend the knee to the mob.
Any apology you give to them won’t suffice, and they will continue to shame you until the end of time.
That is a lesson that actress Ellie Kemper (“The Office,” “Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt”) needed to learn last week…but now it may already be too late for her. The mob has already won because she = bent the knee and gave into their demands.
Kemper apologized for competing in and winning a debutante ball in St. Louis when she was 19. That pageant was, according to some journalists, initially started by elitists and white supremacists in the late 1800s, and thus the libelous label of “KKK princess” was trending on Twitter surrounding Kemper. The blue checkmarks were out in full force denouncing her, despite her previously-beloved roles on popular TV shows.
However, there were never any substantiated ties between the KKK and the pageant in which Kemper competed, only the accusation… but facts have never mattered to the mob.
It is true that black people weren’t allowed to compete in the debutante ball until 1979, but it is absurd to make an issue given the fact that the actress was 19 at the time and had no knowledge of the event’s past.
In this situation, Kemper actually had a leg to stand on and did nothing wrong, but as the onslaught continued, she kowtowed to the blue checkmarks on Twitter and offered a sincere apology.
In an Instagram post, she said that “The century-old organization that hosted the debutante ball had an unquestionably racist, sexist, and elitist past,” she wrote. “I was not aware of this history at the time, but ignorance is no excuse. I was old enough to have educated myself before getting involved.”
She added: “I unequivocally deplore, denounce, and reject white supremacy. At the same time, I acknowledge that because of my race and my privilege, I am the beneficiary or a system that has dispensed unequal justice and unequal rewards.
I want to apologize to the people I’ve disappointed, and I promise that moving forward I will listen, continue to educate myself, and use my privilege in support of the better society I think we’re capable of becoming.”
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The mob has claimed yet another victim, and once again, it was pointless.
She was 19…19!
These people in the mob need to get a life and stop digging through people’s past to find mistakes just to use them as ammunition for social justice crusades.
The thing that makes Kemper’s groveling apology worse was the fact that she did nothing wrong. She had nothing to apologize for.
But she decided to kowtow to the mob and they gained yet another scalp…and they offered no forgiveness in return.
I wonder what we would fine if we dug into the past of these people who waste their time trying to cancel others. I am sure they aren’t as pure as the driven snow either.
None of us are perfect and we shouldn’t be casting stones. But the rules don’t apply to the Left. Rules only apply to the rest of us, and they will never be satisfied, that is why we can never give them an inch because they will make a mountain out of an ant hill.
They will never stop until society is remade in their image.