March 11, 2015

Univision Host Fired After Michelle Obama Planet Of The Apes Comments

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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  • Karen mallory

    Respect Blacks

  • Marcal

    Wow, he got fired for telling the truth.

    • Karen Mallory

      Has he ever really looked in a mirror?
      Some Latinos are disrespectful to blacks when they should be thankful for us.
      We fought all the battles, and they are reeping the rewards .
      Latinos have contributed nothing to this country.
      Better learn to respect blacks.

      • greg

        I guess you never heard of the Spanish colonizing the ENTIRE western hemisphere, where Spanish is still spoken today…I have yet to find a Zulu-speaking neighborhood in Vermont…what an idiot!

    • Karen Mallory

      What a clown.

  • Linda Walker Scott

    I love it when these a-holes let it all out of the bag, at least we know who they are

  • isome

    Bueno