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Hispanic Groups Protest Trump as 'SNL' Host Next Month

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By    |   Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 04:11 PM

Hispanic advocacy groups are calling on NBC to withdraw Republican front-runner Donald Trump's invitation to host "Saturday Night Live" next month over his inflammatory remarks about illegal immigrants at the start of his campaign in June.

"We are appalled that you would enable Trump's hateful speech for nothing [more] than a ratings ploy," the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of 40 organizations, said in a letter to "SNL" executive producer Lorne Michaels and NBCUniversal Chief Executive Stephen Burke.

The effort was reported by the Los Angeles Times. Trump is scheduled to host the program on Nov. 7. He first appeared on Saturday Night Live as host on April 3, 2004.

Days after Trump make his remarks at his June 16 kickoff, NBC fired him as host of "The Celebrity Apprentice" and ended its involvement with his Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, citing his "recent derogatory statements," according to the Times.

The groups have also begun campaigns on social media. One effort, #RacismIsntFunny, is backed by such celebrities as actor John Leguizamo, as well as comedians Margaret Cho and Al Madrigal.

Petitions on MoveOn.org and Change.org have gathered 370,000 signatures protesting Trump's appearance, the Times reports.

"There's no question that this issue has struck a nerve in the Latino community and beyond, and there is growing energy and intensity," Janet Murguía, president of the National Council of La Raza, told the Times.

NBC declined to comment on the effort, the Times reports.

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