Racist Obama comment gets Univision host fired

March 12, 2015 10:13 PM

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Rodner Figueroa is Univision’s most famous ex-employee as of today. And the message is clear: There’s no place for racist comments about the FLOTUS on television. The Spanish-language broadcaster dropped their 2014 Emmy winning host after he compared Michelle Obama to a character from “Planet of the Apes.”

Figueroa, who is Venezuelan, was making an appearance on the popular daytime show “El Gordo y la Flaca,” which stars Lili Estefan and Raúl de Molina when he shocked his co-hosts with the comment about Obama. There’s a bit of history behind Latino racism towards blacks, which reveals itself today in ...

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