Former Miss Universe host to boycott pageant
August 16 , 2013
Former host of the Miss Universe pageant, Andy Cohen said he is boycotting the pageant in light of anti-gay laws in Russia. The ceremony this year is supposed to take place in Moscow, Russia.
Russia has been receiving a lot of international attention recently since it's hosting major events this year, including the Winter Olympics.
Cohen said he is uncomfortable stepping into Russia given that "anyone under suspicion of homosexuality can be arrested."His announcement came after a gay fan of Miss Universe urged the pageant to relocate this year's festivities.
Cohen has hosted the pageant in 2011 and 2012.