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    Re: Emmy-Winning Mexican Univision host Fired Over Racist "Planet of Apes"=Michelle O

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    The guy is described as a "fashionista". There's even reference to Fashion Police, Joan Rivers' RIP old show about famous people dressing outlandishly. I saw the show on a few occasions and it was a hoot but it was also vulgar and unyielding in ripping peoples' looks.

    If this guy is a news anchor, you might have a point, but seriously??


    This guy is unemployed. He opened his mouth before he turned his brain on and that got him canned.

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    Re: Emmy-Winning Mexican Univision host Fired Over Racist "Planet of Apes"=Michelle O

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Saying Michelle Obama looks like she should be in the cast of Planet of the Apes is not racist. Saying all black women look like they should be in the cast of Planet of the Apes is racism. Lots of people have lost sight of the difference.


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    Re: Emmy-Winning Mexican Univision host Fired Over Racist "Planet of Apes"=Michelle O

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    More juicy details on the Univision drama.

    Univision Host -- Michelle Obama Got Me Fired | TMZ.com



    Univision Host
    Michelle Obama Got Me Fired

    The Univision talk show host canned for racist remarks about Michelle Obama says the pink slip was generated from the First Lady's Office.
    Rodner Figueroa's team tells TMZ ... no one from the station or social media uttered a peep when he said Wednesday morning that a makeup artist who transformed himself into Michelle Obama, looked like a member of the "Planet of the Apes" cast.

    The team claims at 10:20 PM Wednesday they got a call from a Univision exec who said Michelle Obama's office called the network to complain.






    He got himself fired and he knows it.

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    Re: Emmy-Winning Mexican Univision host Fired Over Racist "Planet of Apes"=Michelle O

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So a monkey is only offensive when it's being compared to a black person, but not a white person. Why is that? Monkeys are fine comparisons some of the time but bad some of the time. If a monkey comparison isn't offensive, then it isn't offensive. If it is offensive, then it is.

    So which is it?


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    Re: Emmy-Winning Mexican Univision host Fired Over Racist "Planet of Apes"=Michelle O

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    It all depends on the total situation.
    You mean there isn't a simple rule for distinguishing racist remarks from non-racist remarks?

    No wonder the right wingers are having so much trouble
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    Re: Emmy-Winning Mexican Univision host Fired Over Racist "Planet of Apes"=Michelle O

    Well it was his employer's call to fire him just like it was OU's call to expel those SAE fraternity chanters. It was their prerogative and I got no problem with that.

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    Re: Emmy-Winning Mexican Univision host Fired Over Racist "Planet of Apes"=Michelle O

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    It all depends on the total situation.
    So it's okay to say Bush looks like a monkey but not Michelle Obama. Is that because you think all monkeys are - what - black? Or because you think that black people look like monkeys? I always thought we white people resembled our simian cousins too, but apparently not.

    Confusing to say the least.
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    Re: Emmy-Winning Mexican Univision host Fired Over Racist "Planet of Apes"=Michelle O

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So he said she looks like the cast of that movie because she's black? I didn't see that. I see him saying that because of her face. Same as was said about Bush. But it's okay to say it about Bush.

    By the way, those 3 apes in that picture, who were all central characters in the movie, look more like Bush than Michelle Obama. They aren't black. They're all blonde.


    What does Bush have to do with this thread?

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    Re: Emmy-Winning Mexican Univision host Fired Over Racist "Planet of Apes"=Michelle O

    Does accuracy mean nothing these days?
    IF SOMETHING EXPLAINS EVERYTHING, IT EXPLAINS NOTHING.

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    Re: Emmy-Winning Mexican Univision host Fired Over Racist "Planet of Apes"=Michelle O

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So it's okay to say Bush looks like a monkey but not Michelle Obama.
    Correct
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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