by Broke Bosca | Top Right News
Univision, Americas largest Spanish language TV network, has just fired a popular and award-winning TV host for saying that First Lady Michelle Obama looks like an ape character from the movie Planet of the Apes.
Univison host Rodner Figueroa, winner of numerous daytime Emmy awards for his work as host of El Gordo Y La Flaca, stunned millions of viewers with what he said during a recent segment on his popular show.
And it just got him fired.
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 Espanol there was no place for racist comments in the network. Figueroa is also the host of another Univision show, Sal Y Pimienta.
Below: Emmy-award winning Univision host gets canned for
comparing Michelle O. to Dr. Zira.