Neither NBC or Univision spoil the 2015 Miss USA pageant

22 Jul

Commdiginews.com –NEW ORLEANS, July 20, 2015 – It has been a little over a week since the new Miss USA, Olivia Jordan of Oklahoma, was crowned on July 12th in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It has also been over a month since the pageant’s co-owner, Donald Trump, during a speech announcing his presidential candidacy, made his controversial comments concerning illegal immigrants from Mexico, rapidly sending the pageant into a downward spiral.

Volunteering with the charity Best Buddies while competing at Miss USA 2013 (Image rights Brianna Acosta)
Volunteering with the charity Best Buddies while competing at Miss USA 2013 (Image rights Brianna Acosta)
The first blow to the Miss USA pageant was the announcement from Spanish television provider Univision that it would not air the pageant nor continue to do business with Trump due to his comments. Soon after, Miss Universe Organization co-owner NBC followed suit, taking with it its entertainers and hosts.

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The next day, the Miss Universe Organization released a statement saying that they “always seek to transcend controversy” and that they were “disheartened by recent events but the show will go on.”

To the average viewer at home watching this controversy unfolding in the media, this blowup may not have seemed like a big deal as much as it was the understandable consequence of words deemed offensive when uttered by a celebrity.

Read the full article here.

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