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    Emmy-Winning Mexican Univision host Fired Over Racist "Planet of Apes"=Michelle Obama

    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 Raśl 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.


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

    Je Suis Charlie strikes again. Just be sure your comedy doesn't offend the media elites.
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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
    Je Suis Charlie strikes again. Just be sure your comedy doesn't offend the media elites.
    Calling a black woman an ape is comedy?
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    Re: Emmy-Winning Mexican Univision host Fired Over Racist "Planet of Apes"=Michelle O

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    Calling a black woman an ape is comedy?
    Considering what passes for comedy these days, yes. You must live a pretty sheltered life, perhaps among the Amish. I've seen far worse about other famous people but God forbid say anything remotely controversial about the Obama's and heads must roll.
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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
    Je Suis Charlie strikes again. Just be sure your comedy doesn't offend the media elites.
    I don't agree at all (as a white guy myself).


    You can't actually expect even half rationally to sit on the largest Mexican News Site in the world and openly call the US presidents wife an ape. That's an extreme thing to do no matter where you stand. Imagine if a US newscaster did it. Imagine if a European or BBC newscaster did it.


    It's pretty bad I'd say. And by pretty bad I mean really, really bad. Some mess ups simply aren't meant to be made. The Mexican culture has to learn how the big boy world functions just like any other culture does.

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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
    I don't agree at all (as a white guy myself).


    You can't actually expect even half rationally to sit on the largest Mexican News Site in the world and openly call the US presidents wife an ape. That's an extreme thing to do no matter where you stand. Imagine if a US newscaster did it. Imagine if a European or BBC newscaster did it.


    It's pretty bad I'd say. And by pretty bad I mean really, really bad. Some mess ups simply aren't meant to be made. The Mexican culture has to learn how the big boy world functions just like any other culture does.
    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??
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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
    Considering what passes for comedy these days, yes. You must live a pretty sheltered life, perhaps among the Amish. I've seen far worse about other famous people but God forbid say anything remotely controversial about the Obama's and heads must roll.


    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.

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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??

    Are you serious?


    Did you see his fellow colleagues when he said it? They knew he was dead right then and there. That's why the fat guy covered his ass with his comment.


    Sorry man but if you're even 10% serious that you think the average media person anywhere else in the West would get away with that, especially on a liberal fashion show.. just wow. Come back to reality is all I can offer you.

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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.
    Now you've done it.
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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
    Are you serious?


    Did you see his fellow colleagues when he said it? They knew he was dead right then and there. That's why the fat guy covered his ass with his comment.


    Sorry man but if you're even 10% serious that you think the average media person anywhere else in the West would get away with that, especially on a liberal fashion show.. just wow. Come back to reality is all I can offer you.
    You've never seen Joan Rivers and Fashion Police. Otherwise, you wouldn't be so upset.

    But hey, I was only referencing Je Suis Charlie and those who were pimping freedom of speech in the media because that sign goes out the window as soon as someone you support gets gored.
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