Mexico has announced that they will not send a contestant to this year’s Miss Universe Pageant after Donald Trump made insulting comments about Mexicans in his presidential speech last week.
Lupita Jones, the first Mexican contestant to win Miss Universe, said she felt disrespected as a citizen and as a woman by Trump’s remarks that Mexico does not send its best to America, but rather exports crime, drugs and rapists.
“Following the first statements made by Donald Trump, where he openly showed his enmity with Mexico… I got in touch with the organization’s president Paula Shugart to find out their position on Mexico’s representative,” Jones wrote in Spanish.
Meanwhile, Colombian pop star Shakira also showed concern, she said Trump’s comments were a “hateful and racist” attempt to divide Americans.
Despite the issues, Trump has not stopped talking about Mexico, writing on Twitter on Tuesday:
“I love the Mexican people, but Mexico is not our friend. They’re killing us at the border and they’re killing us on jobs and trade.”