Michelle Obama Gets Reporter Fired for Comparing Her to an Ape

Univision Reporter Fired for Remarks About Michelle Obama

Jezebel reports that Rodner Figueroa compared the first lady to an ape

by Jezebel, March 13, 2015

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Michelle Obama Gets Reporter Fired for Comparing Her to an Ape

Michelle Obama Gets Reporter Fired for Comparing Her to an Ape

Rodner Figueroa, a Univision presenter was fired after he made racist comments about Michelle Obama. Even though he'd voted for her husband. Twice!

TMZ reports that on a Wednesday broadcast, Figueroa made some unkind remarks about a make-up artist who transformed himself into Michelle Obama through the power of contouring and clever highlighting. When discussing the finished work, Figueroa said that it made Michelle Obama look like she was a member of The Planet of the Apes and people around him tittered (probably uncomfortably?) While no bones were made about the comment then, Figueroa says that someone from Michelle Obama's camp contacted the network and he was given his walking papers, even though he says he's done nothing wrong and wrote a letter to the First Lady defending himself.







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