Disgraced beauty queen claims ‘coming out as conservative is harder than coming out as gay’

A beauty pageant contestant who was stripped of her Miss Michigan title over a series of “racist” tweets has said that “coming out as conservative is harder than coming out as gay.”

In a statement released to the media following her dismissal Kathy Zhu said: “I stand by each and every one of my tweets on my account… Coming out as conservative is harder than coming out as gay in today’s society.”

On Friday (July 19), Zhu tweeted a screenshot of an email she received from Miss World America that explained her title had been removed due to “offensive, insensitive and inappropriate” content on her social channels.

“It is honestly sad that the left refers to statistics and facts as racist and insensitive,” Zhu’s statement read.

“I am very glad that I now have the opportunity to speak out about the unjust treatment of conservatives.

“People support that I’ve decided to stand my ground instead of compromise on my beliefs and values.

“But of course, the negative reactions are from those that either have not read the articles and just saw clickbait headlines or believe statistics are racist.”

In 2016, Kathy was a very active volunteer for Chinese-Americans for Trump and starred in a YouTube video called ‘Why this 18-year-old is voting for Donald Trump.’

In the video she voiced her support for the now president and condemning her Democrat-supporting teens. She said they were taking part in a “bandwagon trend.”