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The show will go on for Miss USA pageant

NBCUniversal is endings its business relationship with GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, following controversial comments about Hispanics
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The show will go on for the Miss USA pageant. Though whether it will be televised remains to be seen.

On Monday, NBC announced it was cutting ties with Donald Trump, which means it would no longer be airing the scheduled July 12 event. The real estate mogul, who's under fire for comments he made about Latinos earlier this month, is co-owner of the Miss Universe Organization, which hosts the annual pageant.

"We are disheartened by recent events but the show will go on," the Miss Universe Organization said in a statement. "The Miss Universe Organization is built on a foundation of inclusion and continues to be a celebration of diversity and of all cultures. This year's Miss USA contestants represent many different ethnic backgrounds, including six Latinas (four of whom are of Mexican descent)."

Miss USA, meanwhile, is still scheduled to take place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 12.

"We are moving forward, full-steam ahead as planned for the next two weeks," the organization said.

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NBC, meanwhile, is still trying to figure out what to slot in the pageant's place next month. Last year, the pageant attracted 5.6 million viewers for the network.

Trump, who is part owner of Miss Universe Organization (which produces the Miss USA pageant), caused a stir with his comments during this month's presidential announcement speech in which he accused Latino immigrants of bringing drugs, crime and rapists to the U.S.

"The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else's problems. When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best," Trump said. "They're sending people that have lots of problems. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists."

The fallout began last week when Colombian singer J Balvin canceled his planned performance at the Miss USA pageant. Roselyn Sanchez and Cristian De La Fuente soon exited as this year's co-hosts, and Univision announced it wouldn't air the pageant.

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