Trump Supporter Kathy Zhu Targeted With Fliers Calling Her a ‘White Supremacist’ at Michigan University
Kathy Zhu, an openly vocal supporter of U.S President Donald Trump, was labeled a “white supremacist” in fliers posted around the University of Michigan campus.
Zhu took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to share a photo of one of the fliers in which she is shown wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and making the “OK” sign. According to the Anti-Defamation League, the sign has been “falsely” attributed as a “hate symbol” by users of 4chan.
While her controversial tweets were posted over a year ago, they recently became widely shared online and generated wide social media attention.
Miss Michigan Kathy Zhu was stripped of her title from the Miss World America beauty pageant for reportedly tweeting against wearing a hijab and other “offensive, insensitive, and inappropriate” posts.
Zhu, a 20-year-old University of Michigan student and Donald Trump supporter who emigrated to the U.S. from China when she was 5, had the Miss Michigan title revoked just a day after she was crowned, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Two Chinese American organizations protesting against Harvard University’s affirmative action policies ahead of its trial reportedly ended up in a physical altercation when one group allegedly prohibited the other to bring materials that support Donald Trump.
The event, organized by the Chinese American Alliance (CAA), saw more than 300 Asian Americans call for an end on the university’s consideration of race in admissions, which allegedly favor Black and Hispanic over Asian applicants to maintain campus diversity.
On Thursday, Muslim American students at the University of Central Florida held a “Try a Hijab” event to celebrate World Hijab Day on campus. Kathy Zhu, known as “Political Kathy” online for her conservative views and student at UCF, happened to walk by.
One of the students asked Zhu whether she wanted to try on a hijab. She declined and posted her thoughts on Twitter.