Univision sacks Emmy-winning host after he says Michelle Obama 'looks like she's part of the cast of Planet Of The Apes'
- Rodner Figueroa made the racially insensitive remark on the entertainment news show El Gordo Y La Flaca on Wednesday
- He was discussing the work of a make-up artist who had transformed himself into Michelle Obama
- By late Wednesday evening the network had removed his photo from their website and on Thursday they confirmed that he had been fired
- Figueroa has issued an apology in which he denies being a racist and states that his father is Afro-Latino
- Also accused Univision of trying to destroy his career 'in an unfair manner'
- At the Daytime Emmy Awards last June Figueroa had won the Outstanding Daytime Talent in the Spanish category
Figueroa, 42, was talking about how Ballesteros had transformed himself into the First Lady when said: 'Well, watch out, you know that Michelle Obama looks like she's from the cast of Planet Of The Apes, the movie.'
The show aired live on the East Coast, but his remarks were edited out of the version broadcast for the West Coast, reports Latino Voices.
Univision sacks Rodner Figueroa after Michelle Obama 'Planet Of The Apes' remark | Daily Mail Online:
Lots of people look like monkeys.
Someone said that Gareth Bale looks like a monkey.
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