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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    According to the people here, he should be fired and never be able to work again.
    I don't think he should have been fired. And when I read here that he was fired because Michelle Obama's office called the station and demanded he be fired, I'm more of the opinion he shouldn't have been fired. The heavy hand of the White House should never be used in such a manner.
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    Re: Emmy-Winning Mexican Univision host Fired Over Racist "Planet of Apes"=Michelle O

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    To people who do not view others in a racial context - racism isn't the first "go to" reason. I also do not see racism in every dark corner or every expression. Yet, it's been socially accepted now for a very long time that any even questionable comment is "racist" which then lowers the bar and tolerance on actual racist actions.
    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 CanadaJohn View Post
    I don't think he should have been fired. And when I read here that he was fired because Michelle Obama's office called the station and demanded he be fired, I'm more of the opinion he shouldn't have been fired. The heavy hand of the White House should never be used in such a manner.
    The fact that the White House has time to deal with trivial stuff like this tells me they are not doing what they need to be doing.

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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
    And those comments made were not needed. It is the gutter of US politics.
    But were they racist?
    This one in the OP clearly racist.
    No justification can be made for such a comment.
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    Hillary is the only defense I or anyone else needs.
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    Not once have I showed my dick to a woman and she thought it was creepy. In fact, in 100% of the cases, they were pretty excited about it. I don't know who you're showing your **** too.

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

    Less than 24 hours after being fired over his "Planet of the Apes" remark toward Michelle Obama, former Univision host Rodner Figueroa has penned an open letter apologizing to the first lady and firing back at Univision for how they handled the situation.

    In the lengthy letter, Figueroa addresses Obama directly and offers a formal apology while explaining that the comment was taken out of context. The former "Sal Y Pimienta" host also said his dismissal was a direct result of a complaint by the first lady's office to the network and that Univision publicly humiliated him.

    "I want to clarify that I'm not racist and in no way was my comment directed at you, but rather the work of the [make up] artist, which left much to be desired," the letter says.

    Rodner said in the letter that he comes from a biracial family, was among the first openly gay television personalities on Hispanic television and voted twice for President Barack Obama.

    The apology comes after a segment by the fashionista on Univision's entertainment show "El Gordo Y La Flaca," in which Figueroa was analyzing images of make-up artist Paolo Ballesteros transforming himself into different female celebrities, including the first lady.
    Rodner Figueroa Pens Apology Letter To Michelle Obama, Accuses Univision Of Humiliating Him

    Appears he was talking about the make up application of the artist, glad he wrote a letter of apology and explained his side of the story.

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

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    Hillary is the only defense I or anyone else needs.
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    Not once have I showed my dick to a woman and she thought it was creepy. In fact, in 100% of the cases, they were pretty excited about it. I don't know who you're showing your **** too.

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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
    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?
    The Coon Caricature: Blacks as Monkeys
    The depiction of Blacks as apes & monkeys found expression in mainstreamed popular culture around the turn of the century, especially in postcards. Often it was the zip or urban coon that was being caricatured, for the amusement of White consumers. Note the simian appearance of the Black Americans in each of the postcards to the left, and how they have been dandified. These images are intended to be ironic, and to cater to the White notion that Black coons are too stupid to understand that their efforts to assimilate into White culture only emphasize their inherent inferiority.
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    Hillary is the only defense I or anyone else needs.
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Not once have I showed my dick to a woman and she thought it was creepy. In fact, in 100% of the cases, they were pretty excited about it. I don't know who you're showing your **** too.

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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
    What are some of the words used to describe Sarah Palin? "Whore" was in there, and I can recall some absolutely miserable **** about Mrs. Bush.

    The problem with entitled Michelle is she has the class of a diner waitress who makes everything about race. She was never proud to be an American, she found race in a woman asking to be handed a product at Walmart, she wined for the first two years, every criticism of Barrack was an attack on the African-American race.

    Everything about her is 'used Barcalounger' and infomercials.
    I see you took your usual "nasty pill" today.
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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.
    Still wrong though, wouldn't you think?


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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

    This could have bee much worse, he could have said she looks like Hillary Clinton.
    It's nothing more than X's and O's.

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