TV host and professional dancer on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, Cheryl Burke, has decided to quit as co-host of Miss USA pageant following Donald Trump’s derogatory comments about Mexican immigrants.“In light of the recent statements made by Donald Trump and the subsequent decision by NBC to cut ties with Mr. Trump, I cannot in good conscience move forward with participating in this year’s Miss USA pageant as its co-host,” Burke said in a statement.
“Effective today I have withdrawn from my duties with Miss USA. Although I will not be there in person, I wish all of the contestants much luck as I know how hard they’ve all been working over the last year to try and realize their dreams,”
Burke posted her statement on Facebook. Her mother, Sherri Burke – who hails from Nueva Ecija – shared it on her Facebook page yesterday.
“So proud of you honey. That’s my girl,” Sherri commented on her daughter’s statement. “Cheryl, you are a beautiful woman inside and out. This shows the integrity you have, and the rest of us with the same values are very proud of you! God bless our beautiful country and let’s stop with the racism already.”
During his recent presidential announcement, Trump made controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us,” he said.
“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
Source: USA Today