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Univision cuts ties with Miss Universe after Trump's remarks against Mexican

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Univision cancels contract with Miss Universe






“Today, the entertainment division of Univision Communications Inc. announced that it is ending the company’s business relationship with the Miss Universe Organization, which is part-owned by Donald J. Trump, based on his recent, insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants,” the company said. “At Univision, we see first-hand the work ethic, love for family, strong religious values and the important role Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans have had and will continue to have in building the future of our country. We will not be airing the Miss USA pageant on July 12th or working on any other projects tied to the Trump Organization.”

When Trump announced his candidacy for US President in 2016. He said in his speech that Mexican (as well as South American and other Latin American) immigrants are “rapists” and are “bringing drugs” and “bringing crime” into the United States. He also said he wanted to build a “great wall” between the U.S. and Mexico and force Mexico to pay for it.

Miss USA 2015 Hosts support Univision




While Roselyn Sanchez and Cristián de la Fuente who were set to host the Miss USA 2015 voiced out their support to Univision's decision. Sanchez and de la Fuente took time to post their sentiments via social media accounts. In her instagram post she said "As LATINA proud of my roots , culture and everything q we have contributed to this nation , I decided to cancel my participation as co host the Miss USA pageant . Not tolerate the so disrespectful and hurtful words out of the mouth of Mr. Trump. It seems incredible that in a speech to announce his candidacy has had that amount of intelligence and decency. Mexicans like all Latin brother if it contributes positively to this great nation . We are the force that keeps this country afloat. I was very excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve as co cheerleader of this great event in which many Latinas have shone , but more excited I have loyalty to my people. Enough of racism and people." ( Translated by Google ).

Cristian de la Fuente Facebook video statement saying "Mr. Trump,  As a #Latino I cannot work in an event associated with your name. The statements you made against Mexicans and immigrants show that you are ignorant. It is unacceptable to launch your presidential candidacy creating rhetoric of hatred and discrimination in calling Mexicans drug traffickers and rapists. It's a shame that such an important institution as #MISSUSA is now in the hands of a clown ." 

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