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Will A Petition Convince Donald Trump To Move Miss Universe From Russia?

Donald-Trump-500x334Z-list E! host Giuliana Rancic can breathe a sigh of relief, as controversy regarding November’s Miss Universe pageant in Moscow has shifted from her onto Donald Trump.

Trump, the owner of the Miss Universe Organization, has been served with a petition by the Human Rights Campaign. He’s being asked to move the legendary competition to a different country in light of Russia’s horrific treatment of LGBTs.

This should be a no-brainer, seeing as this organization has a torrid history of ousting and then accepting transgender contestants. This could be a perfect opportunity for Trump to stand in solidarity with the trans contestants that fought for their rightful place in the legendary lineup, but then again, this is Donald Trump we’re talking about.

HRC hasn’t offered a suggestion of where to move the pageant. They just would prefer it happen in “a country with greater respect for basic human rights.” They’re also posing some pretty tough questions:

“Just imagine what would happen if one of this year’s competitors said something to support LGBT equality? Would Russian forces storm the stage and drag her away? Throw her in jail? Deport her? That’s the very real threat that people in Russia live with every day under the nation’s heinous anti-LGBT “propaganda” law.”

The ball is in your court, Mr. Trump. We don’t expect Ms. Rancid to weigh in on the subject. You know this class act is just here for easy paycheck, and she’d just as easily give gays the middle finger the way she did the folks that write her jokes.

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Aug 22, 2013
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  • 9 Comments
    • mykelb
      mykelb

      Not if he would lose a single Ruble.

      Aug 22, 2013 at 10:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MK Ultra
      MK Ultra

      The only way Trump would change his mind is if it were financially beneficial to him, or if he thought he could fish really good PR out of this.

      Aug 22, 2013 at 11:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • macmantoo
      macmantoo

      Where are the contestants going to get the Gays to help them look the way they want to look? Who is going to do their hair, take care of their dresses and so forth? If gays doesn’t go to Russia to help them what are they going to do?

      Aug 23, 2013 at 8:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      Why were the comments stopped on this article? Submitted twice, but not showing.

      Aug 23, 2013 at 8:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      Un cle Mo n ty on “Wi th na il & I

      Aug 23, 2013 at 8:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tdx3fan
      tdx3fan

      I am really grateful to the HRC for sending the Don more toilet paper, but I can assure you that the Don can afford to wipe his ass with hundred dollar bills, and therefore he did not need it. There is no way in hell he is moving this pageant. Hell, if he had a chance to move it to Russian and it wasn’t there yet he would jump on it.

      Aug 23, 2013 at 12:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      When YEARS of mocking haven’t even convinced him to change that ridiculous hair I seriously doubt a petition will have an effect on the guy.

      Aug 23, 2013 at 1:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles175
      Charles175

      This “fashion” commercial would. In an alternate reality where Russia and the world had no gays:

      Aug 23, 2013 at 3:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport
      jwrappaport

      He’s been nothing but a shameless opportunist from day one. The idea that he has a shred of integrity is laughable.

      Aug 24, 2013 at 2:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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