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Which Celebrity Apprentice Contestant Wishes They Could Boycott the Finale?

May 04, 2011 10:00 AM by Shayla Perry

Celebrity Apprentice host and possible presidential candidate Donald Trump has made a lot of enemies in the past few weeks as he’s criticized President Obama and questioned everything from his citizenship to his performance in school. Now, Trump’s NBC reality show is taking the brunt of the backlash against the real estate mogul, with sponsors like Groupon pulling their advertisements from the show, and fans & current contestants threatening to boycott the live finale.

But is all of this really about Donald Trump speaking out against the President?

What started as a question of Barack Obama’s citizenship has turned into an issue of race, with Donald Trump now forced to defend his words and actions against people like “Late Show” host David Letterman, who recently accused the Donald of being racist.

“My point is it’s all fun, it’s all circus, it’s all rodeo, until it starts to smack of racism,” the late night host said on his show. “And then it’s no longer fun … I have heard enough really smart people convince me that yes, that is very, very insulting … How can you say things like that if you’re not a racist?”

Trump fired back at Letterman, canceling his upcoming appearances on his show.

One quote that’s come back to hurt Trump is his insistence that he’s “always had a great relationship with the blacks,” to which SNL cast member Seth Meyers quipped at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, “Unless ‘the Blacks’ are a family of white people, I think he’s mistaken.”

But Donald Trump’s problems don’t end with President Obama, or Seth Meyers, or David Letterman, or Robert De Niro, or Bill Cosby, or Rosie O’Donnell, or Jerry Seinfeld (did we forget anyone?). Perhaps the larger problem, for his show anyway, is that as he continues to speak out, he also risks losing more and more potential candidates – and viewers – for Celebrity Apprentice.

And it seems that it’s already begun!

“If it wasn’t for my contract I would boycott the finale when he decides who will be hired,” one Celebrity Apprentice cast member, who wished to remain anonymous, told Popeater’s Rob Shuter. “Whoever is offered the job should tell him there is no way I would ever work for him”

The same Celebrity Apprentice insider questions whether or not Star Jones or NeNe Leakes, the two black women remaining in the competition, will accept Donald Trump’s check to their charities should one of them win the reality competition, or if they’ll publicly take a stand against Trump on the show’s live finale.

One thing we know for certain; something has to give, because otherwise, the next season of Celebrity Apprentice is doomed to star Joey Lawrence and several other D-list stars.

Tell us… Have Donald Trump’s political ambitions changed your opinion about Celebrity Apprentice?

Remember, a special 3-hour episode of Celebrity Apprentice airs Sunday, May 8th at 8|7c.

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2 Responses to “Which Celebrity Apprentice Contestant Wishes They Could Boycott the Finale?”

  1. Star Says:
    May 9th, 2011 at 5:57 am

    I find it interesting that 3 black women were fired yesterday. Star didn’t deserve to be fired yesterday, it should have been Marlee. Meatloaf was such a diva during the making of the On Star commercial. Star could barely making any meaningful suggestions without Meatloaf flipping out. He refused to create a script for the commercial. Still don’t understand why the product was never placed in the commercial. “Branding” is such a vast term, it didn’t have a specific terminology in regards to Star’s role. Was she responsible for product placement with in the commercial? Was she responsible for verbal place of the name of the product? Was she responsible for the placement of the logo? What was Marlee’s role in all of this? Wasn’t Marlee the Project Manager? Why didn’t she step in a defuse the argument? Meatloaf took over the entire project, he ignored all suggestions. He should have been fired for his insebordate behavior towards Marlee. Celebrity Apprentice is a sexist and racist show. I will not be watching it next week. I’m don’t with this disgusting show.

  2. Richard Says:
    May 27th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    I think they just don`t like Mr.Trump…if you all remember The Apprentice season 4 winner…Randal Pinkett…he was a black guy and hired by Trump,and as I know,racist people don`t like black people at all,so if Donald Trump is racist,how come he actually HIRED a black guy to run one of his big projects? I just think it makes no sense that argument of him being racist,how can a racist guy hire a black guy?.I mean,I respect your opinion,and I hope you respect mine,but I remember in season 9 when Cynd Lauper had to leave for a meeting with President Obama,Trump said something like “Say hello to the president,I think he is doing a great job,he is a great guy” and if now Trump is against Obama,I think its because a) Obama did something mean to Mr.Trump or b) Trump really don`t like his job! I know he is a celebrity,but we can`t forget that he is a human being,and he have rights as we all have,and I think everyone has the right to tell his or her opinion,and if Mr.Trump don`t like Obama`s job,whether we like or not,we have to respect his personal! Sorry about misspellings,I speak spanish,so not perfect in english,thanks!

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