NBC decided not to air the Miss USA pageant on their networks due to Donald Trump’s insulting comments, but the show must go on! The pageant organization has released a statement confirming they will still be hosting this years show — see what they said!
The Miss Universe organization is still planning on conducting their yearly Miss USA competition on July 12 because they “seek to transcend controversy,” they said in a statement released on June 30. The show may still be going forward with their competition, but Donald Trump‘s insensitive remarks about immigration has caused a whole lot of drama — we have all the details.
“The 2015 Miss USA pageant will still take place in Baton Rouge on July 12. We are disheartened by recent events but the show will go on,” the Miss Universe organization said in a statement. “It is unfortunate that recent events beyond our control have only served to negatively impact the women who participate in the pageant, our state directors, our sponsors and our fans. We want our supporters to know we remain committed to them and we will be conducting the pageant, regardless of the current situation.” Click here to read their full statement.
The show will still go on, but it was announced on June 29 that NBC will not be airing it on their network. “Due to the recent derogatory comments by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump,” the network said in a statement. “At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values.” This decision will take a major toll on Donald, as he co-owns the Miss Universe Organization, and the Miss USA pageant was set to air on NBC on July 12.
In case you missed it, this whole ordeal is because Donald made anti-Mexican remarks on June 16, in the middle of a his speech in which he announced his decision to run for president. He said, “When do we meet Mexico at the border? They’re laughing at us, at our stupidity. And now they are beating us economically. They are not our friend, believe me. But they’re killing us economically.The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems. When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with them. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people. It’s coming from more than Mexico. It’s coming from all over South and Latin America, and it’s coming, probably — probably — from the Middle East.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think Miss USA is doing the right thing by still hosting the show this year despite Donald’s comments? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
— Shira Benzoilio