(LATIMES) — Just a few months ago, NBC fired Donald Trump. Now it's giving him a coveted hosting slot on "Saturday Night Live" — to a growing chorus of criticism.
Latino advocacy groups, joined by Hollywood celebrities and others, are calling on NBC to disinvite Trump from his Nov. 7 appearance, citing inflammatory remarks Trump made about Mexican immigrants in the speech announcing his White House run 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 civil rights and policy organizations, said in a letter to "SNL" executive producer Lorne Michaels and NBCUniversal Chief Executive Stephen Burke.
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