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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    "whore" as in ****ing for money...along with slut on more than one occasion.

    We can disagree politically but when you attack a person's character, you climb into the sewer. That's a place that's hard to get out of
    Yes, that is disgusting, but saying someone is whoring for money (however I detest that statement that indeed has been used in the media) is not the sewer location that "looks like a monkey" is for a the first lade of the USA. Or the same as calling Fluke a slut of wanting birth control, that is worse than calling someone "whoring for money" even though I as said despise that use of the word too. They could have used a much more civil comment than that one. I agree.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    There's a difference between saying someone is ugly and comparing a black person to an ape

    And you know it
    I know the little prick said Michelle "looks like she should be a cast member on Planet of the Apes" - he didn't compare a black person to an ape.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    So the designation that even some democrats find her sexually attractive? She is a mother and a mother some people think looks like a hot mom. Sorry, but that is not a similar to whore in any way shape or form nor is it particularly offensive or racially insulting.
    And context is everything - as in this story.
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    Re: Emmy-Winning Mexican Univision host Fired Over Racist "Planet of Apes"=Michelle O

    It's amusing because the Mexican guy is gay.

    I suspect what happened here are two things really behind the scenes:

    1st and most importantly, Univision clearly wanted this guy gone for some reason (likely bc he's gay, Mexican culture is radically conservative). The two colleagues on set with him were all too happy to throw him under the bus on air.

    2nd US media and likely Michelle Obama who made the call for him to be fired were likely clueless who he even was.


    Either way it's great drama haha. Little Gay Mexican guy is racist to Michelle Obama and Univision Mexican anti gay faction finally gets to throw him under the bus. Hilarious. You could tell the fat on air Univision host loved it too. He was smiling lol. Knew it was over for Mr. Gay Mexican.


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...es-remark.html



    Dear First Lady Michelle Obama,
    I offer my sincerest apologies for a comment that I made about the characterization from a make-up artist that I made about you in the Univision entertainment program El Gordo y La Flaca.
    I want to make it clear that I'm not racist and it was directed personally to you, but to the characterization of the artist, that left a lot to be desired. The clip in full context is proof.
    I feel embarrased, I ask for forgiveness, because there is no excuse for a professional like me to make those types of comments that can be interpreted as offensive and racist in a volatile moment that we live in our country.
    I take responsibility for this lack of judgement in my part, but I can't accept that I am being called a racist and being fired for that reason and being humiliated by Univision after working there for 17 years. I come from a bi-racial Latin family, with family members, like my father, who is Afro-Latino.
    I am the first presenter on Hispanic TV that is openly gay and I am an activist for causes that favor minorities, that have been discriminated against just like me. I openly voted twice for your husband Barack Obama, because I consider him a great man that respects minorities, like me, in this country.
    I worked on two Univision shows where I commented about celebrity style, including the real family and Latin first ladies and I have never offended anybody because of their skin color, sexual orientation or nationality. I am a decent person, but a human in the end that makes mistakes like this one.
    Although the comment was unpleasant and out of line I do not deserved being called a racist and I have to defend myself for respect and love to my family, my father, my fans and my community.
    I was notified verbally that due to a complaint from your office I was fired. An information leak from Univision executives, I was condemend in social media, trying to destroy my career in an unfair manner, without letting me know personally and without an investigation that would allow to clear up the situation.
    Again, I offer my humble forgiveness for the misinterpreation and I assume the responsibility.
    Yours respectfully,
    Rodner Figueroa
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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
    And context is everything - as in this story.
    Well, no, there is no context for calling someone a monkey/saying someone looks like a monkey (when that person is black and the first lade of America).
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Well, no, there is no context for calling someone a monkey/saying someone looks like a monkey (when that person is black and the first lade of America).
    But it's okay to say someone looks like a monkey as long as that person is white, right?
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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
    I know the little prick said Michelle "looks like she should be a cast member on Planet of the Apes" - he didn't compare a black person to an ape.

    And you know it
    That is comparing her to an ape. And you know that.

    Disingenuity doesn't suit you, CJ. You're too intelligent for that.
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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
    But it's okay to say someone looks like a monkey as long as that person is white, right?
    There's nothing racist about saying a white person looks like a monkey

    But it's wrong to say that if they really look like a dog



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Chainsaw View Post
    It is kind of ironic. Mexico is one of the most racist countries on the planet. The spaniard descent mexicans think the native descent mexicans (people of the north) are walking inhuman scum bags.
    The person who made the comments isn't Mexican. He's Venezuelan.
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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
    But it's okay to say someone looks like a monkey as long as that person is white, right?
    not sure that happens that much?
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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