Ac­tor trumps Trump af­ter of­fen­sive re­marks


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LATINA ac­tor Eva Lon­go­ria has praised bosses at the NBC net­work for drop­ping their cov­er­age of busi­ness­man Don­ald Trump’s beauty pageants fol­low­ing his con­tro­ver­sial com­ments about Mex­i­cans.

The Celebrity Ap­pren­tice host came un­der fire when he sug­gested Mex­i­cans head­ing to Amer­ica were bring­ing drugs and crime into the coun­try when he launched his bid for the US pres­i­dency ear­lier this month.

Fol­low­ing the com­ments, Colom­bian star J Balvin can­celled his per­for­mance at the up­com­ing Miss USA show in July and bosses of Span­ish- lan­guage net­work Univi­sion dropped its cov­er­age of all the Miss Uni­verse Or­gan­i­sa­tion’s pageants, which are part- owned by Trump.

NBC bosses fol­lowed suit on Mon­day and the for­mer Des­per­ate Housewives star has con­grat­u­lated their de­ci­sion, writ­ing on so­cial net­work Whosay. com: “Thank you @ nbc for re­spect­ing the Latino com­mu­nity and all of those who were painted by the broad brush of Don­ald Trump.” Trump has not apol­o­gised for his com­ments, and called NBC “weak” and “foolish” for its ac­tions.

And yesterday, singer Natalie La Rose be­came the latest celebrity to drop out of the Miss USA spec­tac­u­lar be­cause of Trump’s re­marks.

Some­body hit- maker La Rose has an­nounced she will no longer be per­form­ing.

La Rose’s men­tor Flo Rida is cur­rently still sched­uled to per­form at the 2015 Miss USA pageant, which will take place in Ba­ton Rouge, Louisiana on July 12.


Des­per­ate Housewives

star Eva Lon­go­ria.

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