TV show host Rodner Figueroa of El Gordo y La Flaca (The Fat Man and the Skinny Woman), has been fired. When a photo of Michelle Obama flashed on the screen, Figueroa commented “Michelle Obama looks like she’s part of the cast of Planet of the Apes.”
Univision released this statement after firing Figueroa: "Yesterday during our entertainment program 'El Gordo y La Flaca' Rodner Figueroa made comments regarding First Lady Michelle Obama that were completely reprehensible and in no way reflect Univision's values or views. As a result, Mr. Figueroa was immediately terminated." Figueroa claims his joke was “a criticism of an artist’s depiction of Obama.” Figueroa, a Venezuelan, also said that he’d voted for Barack Obama twice.
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