Hispanic Advocacy Coalition Urges ‘Saturday Night Live’ To Reconsider Having Donald Trump Host
In a letter sent to NBC, a coalition comprised of forty national and regional Hispanic advocacy groups is urging the network to reconsider having the polarizing presidential candidate on the show on November 7.
The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda says that having Trump as a host on SNL will enable his "hateful speech" about the Hispanic community by allowing him a platform to speak to a mass audience. The coalition also shares that it supported the NBC network when it severed its pageant ties with Trump back in June over racist remarks the tycoon had made about Hispanic immigrants, such as calling some Mexicans living in the United States "criminals" and "rapists."
The coalition shared in the public letter, "We are appalled that you would enable Trump's hateful speech for nothing [more] than a ratings ploy and ask that you rescind the SNL invitation."
One of the people who signed the letter, co-founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Felix Sanchez, has said that having Trump on the show would do nothing but "sanitize" his anti-Hispanic remarks, claiming that the network is slapping its Hispanic viewers in the face by having the presidential hopeful appear on the show. Sanchez is also urging SNL cast members to consider their own boycott.
So far, neither NBC, Saturday Night Live, nor Donald Trump have commented.
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