In Burgess’s caption, he simply wrote, “I love my Ellie.” And in the comments section he replied to Kemper, who wrote “I love you Titus” with “Oh, and P.S. Next time, just ask me, I’ll tell you what to do”. He also posted an emoji of a smiley face with hearts.
Kemper, who faced criticism for attending first ball as a teenager, has come under scrutiny for the organization’s controversial history.
Kemper was crowned the “Queen of Love and Beauty” at the Weald Prophet Ball in 1999. The organization is based in Missouri and was founded in 1878 by former Confederate officers.
Kemper’s statement read in part, “I was old enough to educate myself before joining. I categorically condemn, condemn and reject white supremacy,” she continued. “At the same time, I acknowledge that because of my race and my privilege, I am the beneficiary of a system that has given unequal justice and unequal rewards.”