Cheryl Burke has quit as co-host of the Miss USA pageant as the backlash against pageant owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants grows.
Even the 2015 contestants and the 2014 Miss USA, Nia Sanchez, seem to be piling on.
"The Miss Universe Organization is built on a foundation of inclusion and continues to be a celebration of diversity and of all cultures," Sanchez, of Nevada said in an Instagram post with the hashtag #SaveTheSash.
She didn't directly criticize Trump, but thousands of her fans have posted asking her to distance herself from Trump.
NBC and Univision are now both refusing to air the pageant.
Burke, the famed Dancing with the Stars celeb, was to host the upcoming Miss USA pageant with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts.
Citing Trump's declaration that Mexicans coming to America are rapists and criminals, Burke walked away Tuesday on Facebook.
She wrote: "In light of the recent statements made by Donald Trump and the subsequent decision by NBC to cut ties with Mr. Trump, I cannot in good conscience move forward with participating in this year’s Miss USA Pageant as its co-host. Effective today I have withdrawn from my duties with Miss USA. Although I will not be there in person, I wish all of the contestants much luck as I know how hard they’ve all been working over the last year to try and realize their dreams."
A defiant Trump is standing by his comments.
John A. Oswald is editor-at-large at Metro and on twitter @nyc_oz.