Univision host fired after controversial comment on Michelle Obama

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – A host from the Spanish language network Univision says he was fired after a complaint from the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama for making a controversial comment about her on air.

Talk show host Rodner Figueroa claims Univision fired him after Mrs. Obama’s office complained about his remarks where he described her as looking like a cast member from the movie “Planet of the Apes”.

Figueroa made those remarks during a segment about Pinoy actor Paolo Ballesteros who underwent a make-up transformation to look like Michelle Obama.

In a letter to Mrs. Obama, Figueroa repeatedly apologized but says he can’t accept being called a racist and being fired for that reason.

The office of Mrs. Obama declined to comment on the matter.

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  • rbonggat
    15 March 2015 at 11:47 pm - Reply


  • noz
    16 March 2015 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    bush 43rd was called derogatory names, even to this day, one of them as chimpanzee by the far out lefty, commie main stream medias’ hosts, anchors, you name it, but nobody got fired. these lame stream medias are nothing but biased and immoral, but do not think so, since bashing whites are simply cannot be called racism, refused to acknowledge the modern day reverse racism.

    she does not dress like a first lady anyway. no other first lady in history dressing up showing their armpits, unlike this first lady wearing a deep cut sleeveless outfit exposing her gross armpits to the world during her speech in the demoncraps convention. of course, wearing sleeveless outfits are worn by the modern day women, but for a first lady? is inappropriate. sleeveless evening gowns maybe an exception as long as it look classy. this first lady failed to realize or in denial, her dressing up taste is too vulgar for a first lady.

    this gay hispanic host working for a liberturd hispanic media for sure is lefty himself as well, slipped his tongue telling the hispanic viewers the first lady’s resemblance to the apes, the casts of “Planet of the Apes” were in costumes / make ups to look like apes, while the first lady, its her natural looks. OUCH!, her ego is in pain.