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From The New American:
Kathy Zhu, a 20-year-old Miss World beauty pageant winner has been stripped of her crown as “Miss Michigan” allegedly over “insensitive” tweets and her refusal to wear a hijab at a college event in 2018.
Zhu posted an e-mail exchange between the Michigan Pageant Director Laurie DeJack and herself on Thursday evening. In the exchange, DeJack accused Zhu of violating a competition requirement of “being of good character and whose background is not likely to bring into disrepute Miss World America or any person associated with the organization.”
Her offense? She tweeted, “There’s a ‘try on a hijab’ booth at my college campus. So, you’re telling me now that it’s just a fashion accessory and not a religious thing? Or are you just trying to get women used to being oppressed under Islam?”
In America in 2019, simply airing your opinion can cause you real harm.
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