Univision Dumps Miss Universe Pageant Over Donald Trump’s ‘Insulting Remarks About Mexican Immigrants’

Jun 25, 2015  •  Post A Comment

Univision Communications announced today that it is severing ties with the Miss Universe Organization, citing “insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants” by Donald Trump, a part owner of the Miss Universe pageant.

“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,” Univision said in a statement. “We will not be airing the Miss USA pageant on July 12th or working on any other projects tied to the Trump Organization.”

Deadline.com notes: “During his campaign kick-off speech on June 16, the ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ host said, ‘When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best.’ He added, ‘They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.’”

Univision noted in its statement: “Univision News and the local news division will continue to provide comprehensive coverage of all candidates, including Mr. Trump, to ensure our audience continues to have access to all points of view.”

Trump responded to the action with a tweet saying: “Univision wants to back out of signed @MissUniverse contract because I exposed the terrible trade deals that the U.S. makes with Mexico.”

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  1. Trump responded to the action with a tweet saying: “Univision wants to back out of signed @MissUniverse contract because I exposed the terrible trade deals that the U.S. makes with Mexico.”

    I’m thinking it’s because Univision doesn’t want to give one more cent to that mis-opinionated, mysoganistic, racist right wing blowhard. But that’s just my opinion….

    • I don’t think Curt would have much of a shot winning any eloitcen. Is there anyone out there who actually likes him? For all he did for Boston, still every Boston fan I know doesn’t really like him, they just respond to questions with something like, well, I’m really happy for what he helped accomplish for us, but he should shut his mouth because he’s an idiot.As for Moose in Hall, I guess it makes sense that he not get in if we look at his peers who will be getting nominated around the same time- Maddux, Smoltz, Glavine, Randy Johnson, Clemens, Pedro. Those are all guys who were incredibly dominant. Moose, as great as he was, just wasn’t in that league. While I have never thought much of Glavine, he does have the magic number and that’s what counts to get him over the hump. As far as Moose playing on the Orioles in the 90s and Yankees in the 2000s, that’s true that that probably helped him get some wins, but it’s also true that pitching in the AL East probably took away it’s fair share of wins from him. Facing at various times the Sox, Yankees, Orioles, and Blue Jays is not an easy task- far more difficult than playing in other divisions. This is the premier offense division and probably always will be.Side note: if Moose shouldn’t get in before Blyleven- should Schilling get in before him? Or before Jack Morris for that matter? Schilling’s got the 3000+ strikeouts, but he doesn’t have the win total of Moose or Blyleven (who also has more Ks, as do Clemens, the Unit, Maddux, and Pedro). He also has the postseason record, making him similar to Morris. If you put those together does it make him Hall worthy? I don’t know. I think right now people think he and Moose should get in, but in five years from now, with some perspective, I think people will answer no.’

  2. As a former Executive Producer of Miss universe, Miss USA & Miss Teen USA, I say “Bravo Univision”.
    These pageants are as out of touch with women’s issues and the times as Trump is out of step with anything that doesn’t inure to his benefit.
    Life works in strange ways. Who would have thought that this blowhard’s ego, chauvinism & racial intolerance would lead to real progress? Go figure.

    • hehehe .. it might sound like an odd thing to say .. but the Murdoch newspapers are still in buseniss partly funded through profits in other divisions .. I quite support a bit of profitable TV and film . I know I know not that popular thing to say .. but strong newspapers protect a free society . The New York Times and the Washington Post are almost dead on their feet . but the Wall Street Journal? Its rocking The Times in London under Murdoch is fairing much better than say Newsweek under much less hated management and ownership .. Newsweek is wreck heading for the bottom on sale for 1 dollar plus all its debts . the Murdoch titles are much stronger .. just saying ) All that bundling . it allows the cable company to charge loads and force the channals to supply for less . why dont they let you buy only the channels you want?Cheers bro Jez XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  3. Congratulations to UNIVISION on dumping Donald Trump…………

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