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Popular Univision host Rodner Figueroa has been fired following comments he made about Michelle Obama. In the clip posted below, Figueroa says First Lady Michelle Obama “looked like she was from the ‘Planet of the Apes.'”
Before getting canned, Figueroa hosted several shows like “Sal y Pimienta” and “El Gordo y La Flaca.”
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The Venezuelan-host was let go Javier Ceriani posted a video of the moment.Figueroa’s biography does not appear on the Univision “talent” section and his link redirects to the general “talent” page. “At Univision there’s no space for racist comments,” an executive told People En Español. h/t latintimes
Last year, during the Daytime Emmy Awards Figueroa became the recipient of the award in the Outstanding Daytime Talent in Spanish category.
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