Univision host Rodner Figueroa fashions himself a ‘fashionista’ and is known for his “Fashion Police” like commentary on Univsions’s El Gordo Y La Flaca. But now he’s known for being unemployed. During Wednesday’s episode, make-up artist Paolo Ballesteros joined the show to discuss how he uses make-up to transform into female celebrities. During Ballesteros video transformation into Michelle Obama, Figueroa made a racist comment.
“Mind you, you know that Michelle Obama looks like she’s part of the cast of “Planet of the Apes,” the film,” Figueroa said.
Womp. You’re fired.
Ivelisse Malavae, Vice President of Consumer and Entertainment Public Relations, confirmed that Figeroua is now jobless:
Yesterday during the entertainment show “El Gordo y La Flaca,” Rodner Figueroa made comments about First Lady Michelle Obama that were completely reprehensible and in no way reflect the values or opinions of Univision. As a result, Mr. Figueroa was fired immediately.
Yeah, having people compare black people to primates never gets old.