Rodner Figueroa Fired After First Lady ‘Planet of the Apes” Comment


Rodner Figueroa, co-host of Univision’s “El Gordo y La Flaca” was fired yesterday after making some pretty racist remarks about the First Lady.

While discussing Paolo Ballesteros, a makeup artist who’s gained popularity for his ability to transform into just about any celebrity, using only his make up brush, Figueroa thought it appropriate to make this comment:

“Mind you, you know that Michelle Obama looks like she’s part of the cast of “Planet of the Apes,” the film,” Figueroa said.


Now…now say what now?

Yes, you guessed it, homeboy was off the air before they wrapped the show. He was fired IMMEDIATELY. According to Huffington Post, a statement via Vice President of Consumer and Entertainment Public Relations Ivelisse Malave confirmed:

Yesterday during the entertainment show “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 fired immediately.

First off, this is the First Lady of the UNITED STATES. Don’t you ever. Second, Michelle is in the White House, you aren’t. Third, you’re now looking for work, she ain’t. Learn life. Act accordingly.

Adios Rodner!


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