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Miss Michigan stripped of title over 'offensive' social media posts

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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".

Zhu, who was born in China and arrived in the United States at the age of 5, had stoked controversy a year ago with scathing comments on Twitter about a "Try a Hijab" event held by Muslim students at the University of Central Florida. In the first, Zhu had recounted an incident in which she went up to a Muslim Student Association booth celebrating World Hijab Day while she was still a student at the University of Central Florida and rejected their offer to wear a hijab. So that you just're telling me that it's now apt a formulation accessory and no longer a non secular thing? Or are you just trying to get women used to being oppressed under Islam?'

- Today on Let it Rip, we talked about the conservative beauty queen from MI was who stripped from her title and accused of being "offensive, insensitive and inappropriate" on Twitter.

She also tweeted about black-on-black crime, saying - "Fix problems within your own community first before blaming others".

A Michigan beauty pageant victor was stripped of her "Miss Michigan" title after pageant organizers discovered what they considered to be "offensive" posts on her social media accounts.

Muslim students at Zhu's college began a campaign to have her expelled.

"Here's about an group discriminating in opposition to other folks with diversified opinions, calling other folks racist even after they're no longer", she said in a Twitter video Friday.

Zhu shared a text conversation she said she had with DeJack, which cites a tweet from Zhu's account in 2017 about death rates in black communities.

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Zhu is a well-known conservative political commentator and online figure, amassing approximately 80,000 followers in her Instagram and Twitter accounts combined. "It is just not OK to be prejudiced against people who just have a different political view as you".

"Furthermore, let this communication serve as an official notice to remove any mention of yourself as a participant in MWA from all social media platforms", she said. Statistics and facts are not always pleasant.

Zhu calls the process unfair and says she was robbed of her crown.

Miss World America didn't immediately reply to Yahoo Lifestyle's request for comment.

"I feel like it's their fault for not vetting me properly before they signed me up for this", Ms Zhu says.

"I'm completely hurt over this but I hope you find a better candidate that will advocate for brainless ideals like 'world peace, '" Zhu added.

"I said that it was (getting women used to) being oppressed because there are so many women in Middle Eastern countries that are being punished and stoned for refusing to wear a hijab", Zhu said.

Pageant officials didn't respond to a Sunday message seeking comment.

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