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Univision Host Rodner Figueroa Fired For Racist Michelle Obama Comments

Univision Host Rodner Figueroa Fired For Racist Michelle Obama Comments

Rodner Figueroa has just been fired from his show El Gordo Y La Flaca after his racist remarks on Michelle Obama, according to TMZ.

“Mind you, you know that Michelle Obama looks like she’s part of the cast of Planet of the Apes the film,” the Univision host said about the 51-year-old First Lady.

Rodner made the controversial comments while having a look at Paolo Ballesteros‘s makeup transformation into Michelle, Kim Kardashian, and Dakota Johnson.

ARE YOU SURPRISED Rodner Figueroa was fired for his Michelle Obama comments?

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  • Jay

    That was a stupid thing to say.
    Why would you insult your boss in mixed company, yes racist but also just incredibly stupid.
    Also I don’t get the whole ‘Michelle is a man’ and is ‘ugly’ thing that the republicans are always saying. She’s a good looking woman.

  • argendas

    How is it racist to say she looks like an ape?
    So when people says whites looks like pigs or have a horse face, is that racist too? Or how about when someone says an Indian person looks like an ape? Thats more racist then calling some woman an ape!
    Everything has become to sensitive lately. Sheesh get over it Obamas. Lots of folks don’t like you and it has nothing to do with racism.

  • smmy33

    Your a pathetic loser, ” republicans are saying” so you know the political voting of people who don’t find Michelle Obama attractive (that’s damn probably just about everyone)

    Or am I unaware that republican party has as a platform statement that “Michelle Obama looks like a man” just after the policies on job growth.

    The stupidity of some partisan hacks and how is Michelle Obama who doesn’t even have a job , first lady is cermermioal role a boss of someone who works for private Spanish newtwork Univision.

  • chloe

    It’s considered problematic because there’s a history of likening those of African descent to apes in a degrading, dehumanizing way. It’s in the same league as blackface… it’s not necessarily the idea of it as much as the history and context surrounding it.

  • argendaes

    Not a republican but he stinks as a POTUS and she stinks as a FLOTUS. They make everything about racism or blame republicans for their failures. Meanwhile, they love wasting their time hanging around filthy rich, selfish, greedy celebs like Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Clooney who don’t give a damn about the rest of society . They love going on talk shows, meeting reality tv and Youtube stars and then turn around and don’t have time to meet with world leaders, address important issues, etc. Always blaming someone else for their mess. Their own daughters seem spoiled and elite too. One of them got a job working for Steven Spielberg in Hollywood. Geez I wonder how she got the job. No doubt through nepotism. While the rest of us have to work harder and don’t get what they have.

  • CopperCutie

    Good, the racist P.O.S needs to be out of a job!

  • CopperCutie

    STFU idiot

  • argendaes

    The Obamas are just a bunch of spoiled brats. I don’t recall Bush or Clinton firing people if they said something like ” Looks like pig, ape, weirdo”. An innocent and something as menial as a entertainment talk show host gets fired because he said Michelle looks like a ape?
    What about when the Obamas very good pals like Jay-Z or Kanye use racial slurs in songs?? Is that not more racist? Or when Goop, an big Obama supporter makes comments like she works harder then average women?? Are those not far worse statements? How about Beyonce, another pals of the Obama’s, kicked other pregnant women off an entire hospital floor and banned the would-be-dads from the floor to make room for herself? Despicable

  • argendaes

    Not its not racist. Just a dumb comment. Its no different then calling SJP a ‘horse-face” or saying Miley Cyrus has a chimpunk face. The Obamas are just spoiled brats always reacting to everything.

  • argendaes

    I don’t think the man was alluding to racism when he made that comment. So many people make comments her being transgender, man, ape,etc. Why does he get fired for a stupid but innocent comment?
    Besides, is this interviewer even American? If not, why did he get fired??

  • chloe

    You realize that presidents and politicians have associated with Hollywood and its stars for decades, right? I mean, JFK had an affair with Marilyn Monroe and hung out in fancy circles, too. The Obamas aren’t hanging out with stars any more or less than other presidents before them. They barely speak out about race (and it’s been big news when they do), and Obama has done plenty of meetings with world leaders and tried to pass plenty of legislation, despite a Republican house and senate that has blatantly stated that they’re trying to block everything he passes, and has gone behind his back to address foreign leaders and undermine him… And I’m not even going to give lip service to what you’ve said about their daughters. They shouldn’t be fair game.

  • chloe

    There’s a possibility that he had no idea about the history. But even then, it was a very disrespectful (and stupid) thing to say about the First Lady of the United States. And Univision clearly agrees.

  • argendaes

    Nope. JFK got criticized for his obsession with celebs just like Obama. Bush was never into celebs and neither was Clinton either. They do use racism as a scapegoat when either of them are criticized. Again you go with blaming republicans. Are they at fault for every single one of his failures? No.
    Maybe if he didn’t waste time with Hollywood celebs and dumb Youtube morons so much, he would get some things done!
    And why can’t I bring up his privileged, spoiled daughters? They are no different then the Jenner girls or the Smith twins, or the Bush twins, Chelsea Clinton,etc who also got opportunities through nepotism and due to connections. Why is it fair she can get a gig with Steven Spielberg without being qualified as a PA, but everyone else has to work like a dog to even make it in the movie industry?

  • Jay

    Um, yes they are elite. They are the first family.
    Also what has this got to do with insulting someone appearance or the topic??? And lastly yes, I do think you are a republican.

  • argendaes

    No I am not. But keep thinking that. I don’t like them, but they are not responsible for all of his failures. Some of them are on his hands. Maybe listen some his selfish, disgusting pals like Bouncy and Jay-z and admire them for their contribution to society! Oh wait they have contributed nothing to society other then being greedy, spoiled, rich and kicking off pregnant women in hospitals. never mind.
    I bet you watch people the Kardashians and think they are so entertaining don’t you?

  • smmy33

    Why is it whenever black people want special treatment ( they use of the n word) and just about in everything and turn anything they don’t like into a hidden racism those trying to justify double standards alway refer to ” the history of ….”

    And what ethnicity or race as never been slandered or racist terms used against them by other races or ethnicities.

    Black people have become the special retarded sibling human race must be treated like special little snow flakes and every word , thought or act must looked at for racism hidden or otherwise.

    Bet most Americans feel burned that instead media bullshit trying to get Obama elected 2008 promising he would usher in post radical America if only whites elected Obama…. just the opposite has happened .

    Which was predicable it’s never been about equal .

  • argendaes

    Kanye, Jay-Z , Chris Brown, Rihanna can all use something as offensive as the N-word in their songs but when others use that foul word, people get angry and call you a ‘racist’. Maybe Obama should tell his pals like Kayne or Jay-Z to stop using that disgusting word in their songs which help keep racism alive. Agree with you. He wants to talk about racism and call out others for it, but he doesn’t say anything when his very own celeb pals are the ones who are keeping racism alive and well when they use it in their music!
    Tell me which star or famous person hasn’t been called bad names? SJP gets called ‘Horse-face”, Miley Cyrus gets called a chipmunk. So are any of those racist then?

  • chloe

    For the record, The Obamas didn’t fire this man. Univision did. The Obamas had nothing to do with this decision.

  • Jay

    Okay firstly I’m british, so no political leaning.
    I didn’t just say that just because. I said it because I’ve seen it around on the internet, and I’ve heard it from rush limbaugh and others. It’s not a secret. Stuff like that make headlines all over the world.

    Also as first lady, she is essentially his boss. Not directly, no.

    Americans are so blinded by politics, you take it so personally.. Simply type in Michelle obama man and the words republican and my point will be proven.

    (Also full disclosure, if I lived in the states I wouldn’t be a republican , your party seems unstable and has no clear objective apart from opposing the democrats. It’s more tea party than republican.) Also you deny climate change?!!

  • argendaes

    I am sure his admin. must have sent Univsion a letter or something.

  • http://eternalozzie.com/ eternalozzie

    what the people are trying to communicate that you are not understanding is that “ape” and “monkey” are specific derogatory terms racists have been using for decades to express hatred towards black people. chimpmunk and horse are not being used in that manner.

  • argendaes

    So your British but think you know about American politics and society? Ok then. Just an arm-chair theorist point of view. Not a republican still but this is a terrible POTUS and FLOTUS.

  • chloe

    From the things you’ve been saying, I’d venture to guess that Jay knows much more about American politics than you…

  • argendaes

    When you say ” All Indians looks like monkeys, All Chinese smell bad,etc’ That is racist! When you say ” So and So celeb looks like a ape or chipmunk”, that is not a racist comment! That is just a stupid but innocent comment.
    So you are okay with Kanye or Jay-Z contributing to racism when they use the awful N-word in their songs?

  • argendaes

    Nope and nope.

  • argendaes

    You don’t know anything about our politics or society, so don’t even go there. Lots of people have commented ” she looks like a man, ape, transgender,etc” and it has nothing to do with being a republican! Ya moron! Random internet bloggers who are probably teens or in their 20s or just online trolls have called her that!

  • http://eternalozzie.com/ eternalozzie

    calling her an ape is the same as saying “all” because it fits the historic pattern … deliberately (that means on purpose or intentionally) … you really don’t understand what we are saying do you?

  • agrendgs

    I don’t think this interviwers comment was even meant to be racist. As usaul, the Obamas and their blind supporters have turned it into a racial issue. Answer my question, so you don’t think Kanye or Jay-Z or other celebs are being racist when they use and promote the use of the N-word in their songs? Because what they are doing is actually racist. And the Obamas are freinds with them, so that says something about them too.

  • Jay

    Lord have mercy. I have no dog in this fight. I have seen and still see people who call themselves republicans post pics and jokes about her being a man. I saw it, I said it. SIMPLE!!!!!!!!!
    I don’t get this they don’t bullshit, your politics gets nasty and personal. They’ve even said it on fox news and had to apologise.

  • agrendgs

    No he was only talking about Michelle, not other women! Wrong again!

  • agrendgs

    And still , most of the people who call her an ape, man, tranny are just random internet bloggers making a cheap comment! Nothing about politics! As usual, the Obamas and their blind supporters make everything about race ! You aren’t even an american. Don’t talk.

  • http://eternalozzie.com/ eternalozzie

    you are talking about two separate issues but to answer your unrelated question: JayZ using that word in a song is not racist because he isn’t empowering that word with hatred towards black people … the “ape” comment is directly doing that.

  • Jay

    Yes, I would hope you know about British politics as well as the eurozone, china and India. That should be the bare minimum. We live in a global economy, everything is interlinked. It’s incredibly hard not to be aware, I honestly think you’d have to actively try in todays world to say ignorant on these matters. Also no offense intended. I find American politics entertaining, I mean only in America. I mean right now it’s ’47 traitors’ right and just in general the things your Senators say.

  • agrendgs

    He is in a way promoting racism and the use of that vile word when he uses it in his songs, so you are wrong buddy. The Obamas should be ashamed of themselves for hanging around true racists like him or Kanye or anyone elese like that. You are the company you keep!
    The Ape comment was not meant to be racist. Just a dumb but innocent comment. This interviewer lost his job because everything has become so sensitive with society under Obama. Terrible, meanwhile, his racist celebs pals can still have their careers when they use the N-word, put down women, act like vulgar trash and everyone will still love them. Se how unfair that is?

  • Maria

    Not surprised.

  • agrendgs

    I know in Brit politics, many of you like to criticize the Royals just like how the Obamas get criticized over here. Its the same thing. You can’t defend the Obama’s when you guys criticize your own government and Royal family over things too.

  • Jay

    You just listed 3 musicians who make a living from being controversial.

  • agrendgs

    But still, they are celebrities promote racism and vulgarity by suing the N-word, being sexist, explicit in their songs,etc.
    The Obamas should be ashamed of themselves using race as an excuse for everything, when they are pals with celebs who use racism to make a living and sell their music to young kids too. See my point? Young kids learn from celebs about these words and awful language. And use it in real life which leads to problems. .

  • http://eternalozzie.com/ eternalozzie

    this person is a prime example of why psychology needs to be taught much earlier and much more in depth in school. he or she has no idea why people do the things they do.

  • Jay

    Um we love the Royals. That’s why they are still around. They really don’t do anything for people to criticise, they are ambassadors.
    Also no, you guys undermine your own Country. You call him weak and compare him to putin forgetting that the whole world is watching. All it does is make it harder for the world to take you guys seriously. America’s greatest enemy is itself.

  • SunnyAutumnn

    You’re, not your. Ignorant idiot

  • Jay

    Okay, you are just stupid. The more you write, the more that becomes clear. Calling an african-american an ape is racist. You know that, I know that we all know that, so don’t pretend otherwise. Your just being wilfully stupid. As for the N-word, JAY Z and Kanye can pretty much say and do whatever they want, they don’t work for anyone. Also how are they being racist by using the n-word? They don’t use it to degrade people of colour rather the opposite. Their attempt is to take ownership of the word, to take away it’s power over them, and make it empowering. That is their argument anyway. Don’t reply, your either a troll or just …..

  • Jay

    ‘The Obamas should be ashamed of themselves using race as an excuse for everything.’ Stupidity at it’s finest.

  • SunnyAutumnn

    You’re a sick individual, who contributes absolutely nothing to society. Worthless waste of space.

  • Anastatia Bagans

    Black people get special treatment in this country. You need to kiss their ass or you’re racist and god forbid you throw any truth or logic their way. Where was everyone calling snoop dogg racist when he called Iggy Azalea a pink b*tch and slaughtered her for her complexion?

  • Anastatia Bagans

    Smmy33, you’re absolutely correct

  • smmy33

    First of all you’re a liar, link a video /tape of Rush Limbaugh saying Michelle Obama looks like a man…. You can’t because he hasn’t.

    Don’t know what nationality you are but obviously black, your always commenting if it’s black celebrities & calling anything you don’t like racsim .

    You obviously don’t know much America but you know Rush Limbaugh which is hard to belive because he isn’t even reported in main stream media , which is 90% liberal and being British doesn’t mean you have no political leaning .

    I guess your too stupid to notice the irony of you saying Americans are blinded by politics when you tried to turn a story of a Hispanic anchor on a Spainsh speaking network, a demographic that votes majority democrat into a partisan attack against republicans .

    And your stupidity with boss references about the first lady and a private company, idiot this isn’t the BBC , Univision isn’t funded by the tax payer.

    And it’s a compliment someone has ignorant and low information like you wouldn’t vote republican, your actually too stupid to vote at all.

  • Tamm

    POTUS….idiot..smh

  • Tamm

    Did you read this before you posted it…smh

  • Tamm

    dan rather was fired for his story about bush which was actually true…

    whoopi goldberg was fired for her comments about bush by the Slim fast weight loss company…shall i go on or do you want to check your sources again…go ahead..i’ll wait…

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