*TV host Rodner Figueroa was ridin’ high when he won his Emmy. Now he’ll be lucky if he can get a job at Target. According to the AP the talk show host was fired from Univision after saying that First Lady Michelle Obama “looks like someone from the cast of Planet of the Apes.”
Let’s be real, dude was downright stupid.
Those who follow him apparently do so for his scathing fashion commentary. Too bad that swagger doesn’t translate well on every topic, Rod. Kind of brings to mind a song many of us heard when we were little. It goes, and you’ll have to fill in the blanks, “You can take (blank) out of the (blank) but, you can’t take the (blank) out of (blank).” Figueroa set the stage for his demise during a live segment of “El Gordo y la Flaca.” Hosts were commenting on a viral video that shows a makeup artist transforming himself into different celebrities, including Michelle Obama. At which point Figueroa, 42, said with a giggle,
“Well, watch out, you know that Michelle Obama looks like she’s from the cast of ‘Planet of the Apes,’ the movie.”
Hostess Lili Estefan no doubt flabberghasted countered with “What are you saying?” and host Raul de Molina said Obama was very attractive, but Figueroa defended his remark, saying “but it is true.”
Univision put out a statement calling Figueroa’s comments “completely reprehensible” and said they “in no way reflect the values or opinions of Univision.”
The host had worked his way up at Univision during a 17 year employment and had been on “El Gordo y la Flaca” since 2000.