Performers, Hosts Pull Out Of Miss USA Following Trump's Remarks

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Rapper Flo Rida, and co-hosts Cheryl Burke and Roselyn Sanchez have all pulled out of this year's Miss USA pageant in the wake of controversial remarks made by Donald Trump during the announcement of his presidential bid.

Trump managed to offend many hispanics when he suggested that immigrants were rapists and criminals being 'sent' by the Mexican government.

Since his controversial remarks, numerous organizations and individuals have pulled back from participating in projects that Trump is connected to.

NBC announced earlier this week that they were cutting ties with Trump, including the broadcast of the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants.

"At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump. To that end, the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between NBC and Trump, will no longer air on NBC," the network said in a prepared statement.

American Spanish language broadcast television network Univision also announced that they were dropping the pageant and retail chain Macy's announced that they were pulling Trump's line of clothing from their stores. – Staff Writers

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