Roselyn Sanchez has withdrawn as host of the Miss USA 2015 contest after Donald Trump “insulted” Mexicans in remarks he gave in his address launching his presidential bid.
“I was very excited and proud to have been invited to participate in Miss USA, but as a Latina, that is now inconceivable,” Sanchez said in a statement.
“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,” she said.
Her decision comes a few hours after Univision announced it was breaking its association with the Trump organization to broadcast the beauty contest for the same reason, along with the refusal of Colombian singer J Balvin to host the July 12 competition because of Trump’s remarks.
The U.S. real estate magnate said in his speech launching his campaign that “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. 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.”
Trump did say that “some” Mexican migrants are good people.
To solve this supposed problem, however, Trump proposed erecting a big “wall” along the frontier between the two countries and getting Mexico to pay for it.
Sanchez is known, among other things, for her role in the television series “Devious Maids,” produced by Mexican-American actress Eva Longoria.
“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,” said Univision in a communique.
The U.S. network said that it will not broadcast the Miss USA contest on July 12 and will not work on any other project with the Trump organization.