Following Univision’s decision not to air the Miss USA pageant, Roselyn Sanchez and Cristian De La Fuente have quit their simulcast co-hosting duties. This is all because of Donald Trump’s comments against Mexicans and immigration during his recent presidential campaign speech.
Roselyn Sanchez, 42, and Cristian De La Fuente, 41, have dropped out of co-hosting the upcoming Miss USA pageant. Their decision comes as no surprise, especially after Colombian singer J Balvin cancelled his performance during the pageant. Of course, they are all protesting working with presidential candidate Donald Trump, 69, for the anti-Mexico remarks he made while announcing his campaign for office.
Donald’s words are finally coming back to bite him in the you-know-where. Due to his extremely disrespectful and ignorant comments about immigration — specifically from Mexico — his partially owned Miss USA pageant is suffering. It all started when Univision made the brave decision not to air the pageant, and was followed by J Balvin canceling his scheduled performance during the live event.
Now, co-hosts Roselyn Sanchez and Cristian De La Fuente have publicly announced that they want nothing to do with the Miss USA pageant so long as Trump continues to spew his hatred. “I was very excited and proud to have been invited to participate in Miss USA, but as a Latina, that is now inconceivable,” Roselyn wrote in a Facebook post to her fans that was written completely in Spanish. “Although I am not Mexican, I am Puerto Rican and a proud Latina, and his comments were an insult to our culture. I won’t sponsor anything produced by Donald Trump.”
Cristian uploaded a video to announce his decision, sharing the same sentiments as his co-host, Roselyn. “It is unacceptable to launch a presidential candidacy created on a rhetoric of hatred and discrimination in calling Mexicans drug dealers and rapists,” Cristian said in the video. “It is a shame that such an important institution as Miss USA is in the hands of a clown.”
It’s great that Cristian and Roselyn decided to take a stand against Trump’s negative views on different cultures. For now, no replacement co-hosts have been announced by NBC.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Do YOU think Roselyn and Cristian made the right decision? Do you think Donald will apologize? Comment below!
— Lauren Cox