It’s a good thing the word “no” means the same thing in English and Spanish, because Donald Trump is going to be hearing that word a lot.
On Thursday, Univision canceled its coverage of the Miss USA pageant, which Trump co-owns, in light of the combover goblin’s comments about Mexican immigrants in which he called them rapists and drug dealers.
Puerto Rican actress Roselyn Sanchez, who was scheduled to co-host Univision’s pageant coverage, canceled her appearance even before the network’s decision.
“Since I heard Trump’s speech, as a Latina I felt a lump in my stomach. ‘It’s got to be a joke,’ I thought,” the star of the Lifetime series “Devious Maids” told The Associated Press.
On Wednesday, Colombian singer J Balvin canceled his performance at the pageant, which would have been seen on Univision and NBC’s English-language broadcast. “The only thing I could do as a person, not only as an artist, but as a Latino that I am, was to cancel my show immediately,” Balvin told The AP.
During his presidential campaign kickoff speech last week, the orange-hued gremlin portrayed immigrants from Mexico as “bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.” In the same speech, the boorish bigot vowed to “build a great, great wall on our southern border. ”
Although the malignant mogul is threatening to sue Univision, claiming a breach of contract, the Miami-based network isn’t the only channel rethinking its ties with him.
“Donald Trump’s opinions do not represent those of NBC, and we do not agree with his positions on a number of issues, including his recent comments on immigration,” an NBC rep told The Hollywood Reporter.
Bristol Palin, daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, announced her second pregnancy on her blog Thursday. Bristol Palin has been an avid promoter of abstinence for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. … Courtney Love got stuck in a chaotic taxi strike in Paris on Thursday, tweeting “They’ve ambushed our car and are holding our driver hostage.” Taxi drivers want Uber and similar ride services outlawed, saying it is ruining their livelihoods. Love and her driver emerged unscathed. … San Francisco is No. 4 on the list of cities friendly to men with beards and mustaches, according to a new poll by Wahl, maker of grooming appliances. Washington D.C., inexplicably, was No. 1.
Singer Ariana Grande is 22. … Actress Aubrey Plaza (“Parks and Recreation”) is 31. … Singer Chris Isaak is 59.
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