Univision host fired for making ‘Planet of the Apes’ remark about Michelle Obama

Univision host fired for making ‘Planet of the Apes’ remark about Michelle Obama

[Ed. – Really low class, dude.  But what’s perhaps of real interest here is learning what can actually get you fired, even if you’re Hispanino/Latispanic.]

A popular Univision talk show host has been fired for making derogatory comments about Michelle Obama during a popular television show; the comments were widely circulated on social media.

On the Univision show “El Gordo Y la Flaca,” Emmy award-winning host Rodner Figueroa said, “You know Michelle Obama looks like she is of the cast of “The Planet Of The Apes,” pointing to a picture of the First Lady. The exchange took place during a segment on makeup transformations by a makeup artist, Paolo Ballesteros, who makes himself look like famous women celebrities.

Univision fired Figueroa; an executive told “People En Español” there was no place for racist comments in the network.

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