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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
    not sure that happens that much?
    It happened with Bush.
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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
    It happened with Bush.
    But that had nothing to do with the color of his skin but with the weird faces he pulls/pulled. It had nothing to do with racism and it is not comparable to what happened with Michelle Obama.
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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
    But that had nothing to do with the color of his skin but with the weird faces he pulls/pulled. It had nothing to do with racism and it is not comparable to what happened with Michelle Obama.
    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

    By the way, didn't this guy bring in the POTA cast comment based on images he put up about Michelle's face? Not her skin color?
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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
    Oh the irony.. Pffft. Pretty sure Figueroa, an Afro-Latino descendant, wouldn't exactly be considered "Thor material" in many parts of the world.


    Univision Host Rodner Figueroa Fired Over Racist 'Planet Of The Apes' Comment Towards Michelle Obama (UPDATED)

    Univision Host Rodner Figueroa Fired Over Racist 'Planet Of The Apes' Comment Towards Michelle Obama

    Univision host Rodner Figueroa was fired Wednesday after comparing first lady Michelle Obama's appearance to that of someone from the cast of the "Planet of the Apes."The Emmy-winning host was dismissed over the racist remark said during his live segment on the entertainment news show "El Gordo Y La Flaca," HuffPost Voces first reported. Univision confirmed the news via e-mail earlier today.Figueroa's comment came while talking about make-up artist Paolo Ballesteros' viral undertaking of transforming himself into female celebrities. The fashionista, known for his critical "Fashion Police"-style remarks, analyzed Ballesteros' transformation for Michelle Obama with an original photo of the first lady beside it."Mind you, you know that Michelle Obama looks like she's part of the cast of "Planet of the Apes," the film," Figueroa said.Host Raúl de Molina attempted to counter the comment saying he thought Obama was very attractive. The show aired live on the East Coast and was edited for the West Coast.In addition to his appearances in "El Gordo Y La Flaca," Figueroa co-hosted the evening gossip show "Sal Y Pimienta." By Wednesday night, several sources informed HuffPost Voces of Figueroa's dismissal from Univision and the network had already taken down photos of the host from the shows' web pages.
    Why is that statement racist? Clearly its not very flattering, but racist? Is it racist to refer to whites as Neanderthals?

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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?
    Context matters.

    Yes, actually, comparing a black person to a monkey has different connotations than comparing a white person to a monkey. Because history. Similarly, a white person calling a black person "nigger" has different connotations than a black person doing it. Context matters.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Context matters.

    Yes, actually, comparing a black person to a monkey has different connotations than comparing a white person to a monkey. Because history. Similarly, a white person calling a black person "nigger" has different connotations than a black person doing it. Context matters.
    Is it limited to monkeys, or does comparing someone to fruit count too?

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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?
    Yes, why would a racist remark aimed at a persons color of skin be racist by comparing them to a monkey. Sorry, but you do not making any sense to me with your comparison with Bush. Sorry, but you can think it is offensive when someone has a weird sense of humor is your point of view, but it does not come close to a racist comment. The Bush comparison had nothing to do with racism but only with a weird sense of political humor.
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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).
    It only matters if that person is black and the First Lady of America to those who are politically correct and who abhor any negativity directed at those they support.

    He said she looked like she should be a member of the cast of Planet of the Apes. Perhaps he thought she looked like Charlton Heston - would that be okay?
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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
    Yes, why would a racist remark aimed at a persons color of skin be racist by comparing them to a monkey. Sorry, but you do not making any sense to me with your comparison with Bush. Sorry, but you can think it is offensive when someone has a weird sense of humor is your point of view, but it does not come close to a racist comment. The Bush comparison had nothing to do with racism but only with a weird sense of political humor.
    Yeah, I don't get it. Humans share a common ancestor in apes, so I don't understand how only monkeys is a racist slam on blacks. Monkeys come in all shapes and colors.

    I have dark skin, but I'm not black, so does that mean its racist if someone calls me a monkey?

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