March 12, 2015 9:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]Univision fired Rodner Figueroa  after he remarked that Michelle Obama looks like someone from the cast of “Planet of the Apes.”

Figueroa, who’s known for his biting fashion commentary, made his remarks during a live segment of the show “El Gordo y la Flaca” in which the hosts were commenting on a viral video that shows a makeup artist transforming himself into different celebrities, including Michelle Obama.

“Well, watch out, you know that Michelle Obama looks like she’s from the cast of ‘Planet of the Apes,’ the movie,” Figueroa, 42, said with a giggle.

When hostess Lili Estefan countered with “What are you saying?” and host Raul de Molina said Obama was very attractive, Figueroa defended his remark, saying “but it is true.”


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

17 responses to TV Host Fired For Comparing Michelle Obama To ‘Planet Of The Apes’

  1. jasperjava March 12th, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Enjoy your unemployment, racist bigot.

    Maybe you can join the communications staff for one of the GOP clowns. You would fit right in.

    • Guy Lauten March 12th, 2015 at 10:02 pm

      Naw, his flame burns way too brightly for any of today’s GOPsters. They might catch cooties from him!

      • viva_democracy March 13th, 2015 at 3:18 am

        Lindsey Graham just got the vapors. Where’s the fainting couch?

    • John Tarter March 13th, 2015 at 11:19 pm

      How can a progressive gay Hispanic be a racist bigot? I thought something like that was an impossibility? Oh well, you just never know.

      • burqa March 13th, 2015 at 11:53 pm

        I could buy myself an island in Hawaii and an executive jet to fly me there for every time I had to inform someone that aspects of human character are not hemmed in by race, sex ethnicity, or lines on a map.

        • fahvel March 14th, 2015 at 4:10 am

          C’mon B, it’s the guy named after tooth decay stuff – don’t waste your breath.

          • burqa March 15th, 2015 at 9:30 pm

            I, uh, don’t have a lot to work with when it comes to criticizing screen names.
            But you make a good point. I think I’ll toy with the bloke a bit more but it won’t be long before I tire of it.

  2. Guy Lauten March 12th, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    supercilious little prig. his 15 minutes just got cut. oops.

  3. jybarz March 12th, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Shallow Bastard! He deserves the kick in the ass.

  4. labman57 March 13th, 2015 at 1:01 am

    No worries. He’ll likely be hired by News Corp.

  5. rg9rts March 13th, 2015 at 2:13 am

    Univision has more respect for the FLOTUS than the gopee

  6. Vodeeodoe March 13th, 2015 at 5:01 am

    What else would you expect from a show called the fat guy and the skinny chick? I guess this dude was the skinny chick?