Donald Trump got a few immigrants upset with the Anti-Mexico comments he made during his presidential announcement speech and paid for it, when many of his partners closed doors on him.
The Miss USA pageant cut all business ties with him citing his presidential bid, and so did NBC Universal, which airs all the pageants owned by Trump. Miss Universe, Univision, Macy's and many other corporations have also distanced themselves from the businessman.
However, The Reelz Channel has taken over the Miss USA pageant after NBC refused to air it, because although they disagreed with Trump's comments, they did admire the pageant. Regardless, they have hired new hosts for the event -- Todd Newton and former Miss Wisconsin USA Alex Wehrley -- in an attempt to revamp it. They will start appearing on Miss USA from Sunday, 12 July's telecast.
Meanwhile, the current Miss Universe title holder Paulina Vega, a Columbian national, who had criticised Trump's anti-Latino remarks in an Instagram post, spoke to the Latina Magazine, on her decision to keep the pageant crown, despite being called a "hypocrite".
"I find Mr. Trump's comments unjust and hurtful. As a Colombian and as Miss Universe, I want to show my support and validate the sentiments of the Latin community," Vega had said in her post and added that she believes "dividing and categorising humankind only holds it back."
Not long after this post, Trump called Vega out on Twitter and called her a "hypocrite" for not returning her crown, which the Columbian beauty finds "comical". "I think what I'm doing is the least hypocritical thing I can do by using my voice clearly. Speaking out does not mean I have to renounce my crown. I have a legally binding contract and legal relationship with the organisation," explains Vega.