A popular Latin American host has been fired for talking about the first lady Michelle Obama’s make-up. An executive told reporters that there is no room for racism at the network, after the clip blew up on social media.
According to MSNBC News:
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.
Happy that @Univision dumped #rodnerfigueroa for his comments about #MichelleObama just waiting for @Colgate @OpticWhite to do the same
— Manny Gonzalez (@Mannyharlem) March 12, 2015
@Mannyharlem @Univision @Colgate @OpticWhite He didn’t even make the comment directly to her it was towards the make up picture
— Annie Salas (@Banannie2013) March 12, 2015
@Mannyharlem @Univision @Colgate @OpticWhite come on when he makes jokes of white people nobody say anything…he could say sorry that’s all
— ColombianitaUSA (@chiquitaUSA) March 12, 2015
@Mannyharlem @Univision @Colgate @OpticWhite you’ll see him on Telemundo soon! CaN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG!
— Emerson (@emersoncp) March 12, 2015
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