The 'The Office' actress released a public statement in which she apologized for participating of the the Veiled Prophet Ball when she was 19.
Yesterday (June 7), 41-year-old actress Ellie Kemper apologized for participating and being queen of the Veiled Prophet Ball with historically racist past with a public statement she released via Instagram.
"When I was 19 years old, I decided to participate in a debutante ball in my hometown. The century-old organization that hosted the debutante ball had an unquestionably racist, sexist, and elitist past. I was not aware of the history at the time, but ignorance is no excuse," the The Office actress started saying.
"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," Ellie concluded.