Nagalit na rin ang reigning Miss Universe na si Paulina Vega ng Colombia kay Donald Trump, isa sa mga pinuno ng Miss Universe Organization, pagkatapos siyang tawagin nitong “hypocrite” sa Twitter.
Noong nakaraang linggo, inamin ni Paulina na dumistansiya siya kay Trump pagkatapos nitong laitin ang immigrants mula sa Latin America.
Nasaktan si Paulina nang sabihin ni Trump na “criminals, rapists, and drug carriers” ang Mexican immigrants na pumapasok sa U.S. borders.
Ito ang post ni Paulina sa kanyang Instagram account (paulinavegadiep) tungkol sa komentong ito ni Trump:
“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.
“The Miss Universe Organization works independently from its owners.
"For the past 64 years, they have created partnerships with great charity groups and have helped thousands of communities.
“Their legacy of uniting countries from around the world has been inspiring to many.
"If the Miss Universe Organization shared any anti-Latin sentiments or any type of racial biases, I wouldn’t be in this position today.
“I strongly believe that dividing and categorizing humankind only holds it back.
"Acknowledging and embracing the differences that exist across humanity is the first step in real and substantial development.
"We must strive together in order to improve the common good."
PAULINA VEGA MISS UNIVERSO 2014 Encuentro los comentarios del Sr. Trump injustos e hirientes. Como Colombiana y como Miss Universo quiero mostrar mi apoyo y avalar los sentimientos de la Comunidad Latina. La Organización Miss Universo trabaja de forma independiente de sus dueños. Durante los últimos 64 años han creado asociaciones con excelentes grupos de carácter social, han ayudado miles de comunidades y han unido países alrededor del mundo de manera inspiradora. Si la Organización de Miss Universo compartiera algún sentimiento anti latino o cualquier tipo de prejuicio racial, yo no estaría en esta posición hoy. Creo fuertemente que lo que le impide a la humanidad avanzar es el hecho de dividirla y categorizarla. Reconocer y aceptar las diferencias que existen a través de la humanidad es el primer paso en el desarrollo real y sustancial. Debemos trabajar juntos para el progreso de nuestro bienestar común. PAULINA VEGA MISS UNIVERSE 2014 STATEMENT 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. The Miss Universe Organization works independently from its owners. For the past 64 years, they have created partnerships with great charity groups and have helped thousands of communities. Their legacy of uniting countries from around the world has been inspiring to many. If the Miss Universe Organization shared any anti-Latin sentiments or any type of racial biases, I wouldn’t be in this position today. I strongly believe that dividing and categorizing humankind only holds it back. Acknowledging and embracing the differences that exist across humanity is the first step in real and substantial development. We must strive together in order to improve the common good.
Sinagot naman ni Trump si Paulina sa kanyang Twitter account (@realDonaldTrump):
Miss Universe, Paulina Vega, criticized me for telling the truth about illegal immigration, but then said she would keep the crown-Hypocrite— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2015
Hindi pinalampas ni Paulina ang pagtawag sa kanyang “hypocrite” ni Trump, kaya naman sinagot niya ito sa kanyang panayam sa Latina Magazine.
Saad ng Miss Universe 2014, “The most comical is using the word: hypocrisy.
“But I think what I’m doing is the least hypocrite thing I can do by using my voice clearly.
“By not renouncing my crown has nothing to do with what I do or what I don’t do.
“I have a legally binding contract and legal relationship with the organization and it’s not so easy for me, like the artists have done, to renounce and say, 'No. I’m not working for you anymore.' I have a contract of 1 year.
“So it's a much more complicated situation, but we have to understand that Trump is a very polemic person.
"I’m going to keep going forward and refuse his comments to affect me.
“Miss Universe the organization and I are much more than what that man says on Twitter.”
BACKLASH. Dahil sa mga sinabing ito ni Trump laban sa Mexican immigrants, sunud-sunod ang nangyaring backlash sa billionaire mogul.
Una ay ang refusal ng Latin TV network na Univison na i-air ang Miss USA at Miss Universe pageants.
Sumunod ay ang pag-cut ng ties ng NBCUniversal network, na nagpapalabas ng Miss USA at Miss Universe pageants, kay Trump.
Tinanggal din si Trump sa show ng NBC na The Apprentice.
Bilang sagot, nagsampa naman ng demanda for $500 million si Trump laban sa Univision at isusunod daw niyang idedemanda ang NBCUniversal.
Binitawan na rin si Trump ng kanyang malalaking pageant sponsors na Macy’s at Serta dahil sa pagiging “bigot” daw nito.
Ang latest ay ang pag-backout ng mga bansang Mexico, Costa Rica, at Panama na magpadala ng candidates para sa Miss Universe pageant.
Naglabas na rin ng statement ang Miss Universe Organization kung saan sinabi nilang “the independently-run company had many owners over its 64-year history. Trump isn't the one running the show.”
Nilinaw rin ng Miss Universe Organization president na si Paula Shugart na ilang beses lang nakakasama ni Trump si Paulina.
“I think our reigning Miss Universe has been at events with him maybe three times in the last seven months.”
Tungkol naman sa Miss USA, na ipalalabas sa small cable network na ReelzChannel sa July 12, ito ang statement ng Miss Universe Organization:
“While world politics and other influences will undoubtedly play a role, the pageant will always seek to transcend controversy. It is unfortunate that recent events beyond our control have only served to negatively impact the women who participate in the pageant, our state directors, our sponsors and our fans.”