Actor Roselyn Sanchez has refused to co-host the Miss USA pageant because of its association with Donald Trump. Trump during his presidential announcement last week made racist comments about Mexican immigrants calling them rapists and criminals.
Sanchez said in a Facebook post, “As a Latina very proud of my roots, culture and everything that we have contributed to this nation, I have decided to cancel my personal webpage as co host in the pageant miss USA. I cannot put up with the words as irrespetuosas and hurtful that came out of the mouth of the Lord Trump.”
Sanchez is Puerto Rican.
In response to Trump’s statement actor Cristian De La Fuente, along with the TV station Univision, also withdrew support Trump plans to sue Univision for pulling out.Univsion is the largest Spanish language station in the U.S.
Trump owns the Miss Universe Organization in association with Comcast’s NBCUniversal division.
Meanwhile NBC distanced itself from the GOP hopeful’s statements “Donald Trump’s opinions do not represent those of NBC, and we do not agree with his positions on a number of issues, including his recent comments on immigration.”