Looks like Donald Trump’s Miss USA Pageant has found a new home already. Trump’s program, Miss USA Pageant, which has called NBC home for years, is moving to the Reelz network.
According to E!, the CEO of Reelz, Stan E. Hubbard, released a statement about the decision to house Trump’s Miss USA Pageant. “The decision on the part of REELZ to acquire the rights to the Miss USA Pageant was based on our belief that this special event, and the women who compete in it, are an integral part of American tradition. As one of only a few independent networks, we decided to exercise our own voice and committed ourselves to bringing this pageant to American viewers everywhere.”
The CEO continued, “For us, this decision is about the dreams of the contestants who come from all walks of life across the United States, the city of Baton Rouge that has proudly come together to host this pageant and the viewers who will be watching and celebrating its 54th year on television. The Miss USA Pageant is a perfect fit on REELZ where movies, entertainment and celebrity come together every day of the year.”
As the Inquisitr reported, NBC Universal announced that they were no longer airing Trump’s Miss USA Pageant or Miss Universe. “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.”
Trump responded initially by saying, “If NBC is so weak and so foolish to not understand the serious illegal immigration problem in the United States, coupled with the horrendous and unfair trade deals we are making with Mexico, then their contract violating closure of Miss Universe/Miss USA will be determined in court.” Donald Trump is now suing Univision.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2015
He’s also called for people to boycott Macy’s since they have decided to drop him as well after his comments about Mexican immigrants.
Those who believe in tight border security, stopping illegal immigration & SMART trade deals w/other countries should boycott @Macys.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2015
According to E!, Cheryl Burke, Thomas Roberts, Flo Rida, J Balvin, and Emmitt Smith have cut ties with the pageant. Flo Rida and singer J. Balvin were set to perform, while Burke and Roberts were supposed to co-host the pageant.
Miss Universe Organization released a statement saying that they “are disheartened by recent events but the show will go on.”
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