Two stars are being hailed for taking a stand after some controversial comments made by Donald Trump when he announced his presidential bid.
Roselyn Sanchez and Cristian de la Fuente pulled out of participating in Trump’s Miss USA pageant after he said of immigrants coming from Mexico, “They’re bringing drugs; they’re bringing crime; they’re rapists.”
Sanchez and de la Fuente, who star on Lifetime’s “Devious Maids,” were to co-host the Spanish-language simulcast of the pageant.
“I was very excited and proud to have been invited to participate in Miss USA, but as a Latina, that is now inconceivable,” the Puerto Rican actress 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.”
De la Fuente, who is Chilean, said in a video posted on TMZ that “Mr. Trump, as a Latino, I can not work at an event that is associated with your name.” He went on to call Trump “ignorant” and “a clown.”
The pair’s move has generally been applauded.
Univision, the biggest Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States, has announced that it will cancel its telecast of the pageant