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    Univision's Rodner Figueroa fired for Michelle Obama comment

    Talk show host Rodner Figueroa was fired from Univision after saying that Michelle Obama looks like someone from the cast of "Planet of the Apes".

    Read the article here: Univision's Rodner Figueroa fired for Michelle Obama comment

    I will be interested to see how he spins this racist comment.

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    Re: Univision's Rodner Figueroa fired for Michelle Obama comment

    Clearly he had a Caucasian right winger moment....Whew....Thank God we can always count on having those white Latino's out there since Zimmerman...
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    Re: Univision's Rodner Figueroa fired for Michelle Obama comment

    Seems pretty cut and dried. He said it, doubled down after and was fired. He got a media Darwin award.

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    Re: Univision's Rodner Figueroa fired for Michelle Obama comment

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Clearly he had a Caucasian right winger moment....Whew....Thank God we can always count on having those white Latino's out there since Zimmerman...
    Lolz.

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    Re: Univision's Rodner Figueroa fired for Michelle Obama comment

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Clearly he had a Caucasian right winger moment....Whew....Thank God we can always count on having those white Latino's out there since Zimmerman...
    No what it shows is that the WH is bigoted against gay people and people from latin America. Why else would the first openly gay latino emmy award winner be fired after 17 years of faithful service?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apology Letter
    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

    Michelle Obama got me fired: Disgraced Univision host claims First Lady's office intervened when she heard his racist Planet Of The Apes remark | Daily Mail Online
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    Re: Univision's Rodner Figueroa fired for Michelle Obama comment

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Clearly he had a Caucasian right winger moment....Whew....Thank God we can always count on having those white Latino's out there since Zimmerman...
    Great stuff but underlying all of this is that leftists feel they can say whatever they like with the understanding that it's impossible for them to be racist, homophobic, Islamophobic etc. when quite the opposite is true.

    This was on these boards just yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Great stuff but underlying all of this is that leftists feel they can say whatever they like with the understanding that it's impossible for them to be racist, homophobic, Islamophobic etc. when quite the opposite is true.

    This was on these boards just yesterday.
    Oh wow....
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    Re: Univision's Rodner Figueroa fired for Michelle Obama comment

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Talk show host Rodner Figueroa was fired from Univision after saying that Michelle Obama looks like someone from the cast of "Planet of the Apes".

    Read the article here: Univision's Rodner Figueroa fired for Michelle Obama comment

    I will be interested to see how he spins this racist comment.
    Oh, boy. She is definitely a bit mannish, but making the jump to ape-like is very un-PC.
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    Re: Univision's Rodner Figueroa fired for Michelle Obama comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Oh, boy. She is definitely a bit mannish, but making the jump to ape-like is very un-PC.


    So much so that it cost him his job.

    For which he has no one to blame but himself, he should have turned his brain on before he opened his mouth.

    I predict that he stays fired.

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