The Real co-hosts don’t ALWAYS see eye to eye, even when the cameras stop rolling. Daytime co-hosts Tamar Braxton and Jeannie Mai seem to have a difference of opinion. As you know, Donald Trump has been in the headlines, under-fire for making some not so nice comments against illegal immigrants. Long story short, he stirred up controversy for stating that “rapists” and “killers” are migrating over the United States’ southern border. As a result, Univision and NBC Universal have cut ties with him, refusing to air the “Miss Universe” pageant.
So what does this have to do with Tamar and Jeannie? Well, Jeannie is a judge for the USA Pageant. And while some other judges have decided not to participate, Jeannie has decided to stay on as a judge. This week, Jeannie took to Instagram, announcing why she’s decided NOT to quit. See her response below.
While I absolutely do not condone Mr. Trump’s statements, after careful deliberation I have decided to continue my role as co-host of the upcoming Miss USA Pageant. For the past several years, I have been co-hosting both Miss USA and Miss Universe aligned to support President Paula Shugart. I can’t abandon these women when they need our support now more than ever. The mission of the Miss Universe organization has always been to unite women from all over the world and celebrate different cultures. They empower women to become role models in their communities in order to build self-esteem and advance philanthropic initiatives. It is truly unfortunate that recent events have overshadowed the amazing work these women have been doing, but the goals of their organization have not changed.
[READ TAMAR’S REACTION ON THE NEXT PAGE.]