The left-wing Univision cable network has fired Emmy-winning host Rodner Figueroa for comparing First Lady Michelle Obama to an ape. During his show, Figueroa showed photos of the First Lady and said, “Mind you, you know that Michelle Obama looks like she’s part of the cast of “Planet of the Apes,” the film.”
The show was aired live on the East Coast. The comment was edited out for the West Coast broadcast.
Univision released a statement Thursday that announced the immediate firing of Figueroa:
Yesterday, during the airing of the entertainment program ‘El Gordo y La Flaca,’ Rodner Figueroa made comments about First Lady Michelle Obama that were completely reprehensible and in no way reflect the values or opinions of Univision. As a result, Mr. Figueroa was immediately dismissed,” expressed the Spanish-language network.
Figueroa’s was Univision’s fashion policeman who made biting comments about the way famous people look. On top of his show, he also hosted red carpet events for Univision.
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