Conservatives have finally found a Hispanic man with whom they can identify — a hero who was mistreated because he had the courage to…call the First Lady an ape. Univision host Rodner Figueroa was terminated after his horrific statement during a Wednesday segment on the entertainment news show, El Gordo Y La Flaca.
While he was analyzing makeup artist Paolo Ballesteros’ transformation into Michelle Obama, (pictured below) — one of the artist’s many self-transformations into female celebrities — Figueroa could not help but denigrate the First Lady.
“Mind you, you know that Michelle Obama looks like she’s part of the cast of ‘Planet of the Apes,’ the film,” Figueroa said.
The show aired live with the horrific remark intact on the East Coast, but was edited for the West Coast. As of Wednesday night, the host was terminated and his photos were already in the process of being removed from Univision’s web pages.
Vice President of Consumer and Entertainment Public Relations Ivelisse Malave confirmed on Thursday that Figueroa was fired:
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.
On Thursday, Figueroa wrote an “apology” to the First Lady, shifting the blame to Michelle Obama herself. “I want to clarify that I’m not racist and in no way was my comment directed at you, but rather the work of the [make up] artist, which left much to be desired,” the letter reads, in part.
Figueroa accused Univision of “humiliating” him, and claimed that he was terminated in response to a complaint from Obama’s office. He says that he was taken “out of context” during the live segment.
This man, despite his heritage and the fact that he doesn’t speak “Murikan,” managed to score enough points with the “angry white person” crowd to earn their support.
The Blaze lamented that an “Emmy Award-winning host” lost his job over his statements — and the crowd went…rabid:
Over at Right-Wing News, they needed only mention why the host was terminated to set off an audience that may be even better-trained than those who regularly read The Blaze:
Now, let’s take a look at how conservatives reacted when former MSNBC host Martin Bashir suggested that Sarah Palin eat nice, heaping, mouthful of sh*t after some controversial remarks Palin made regarding slavery:
In other words, Bashir needed to be fired because he made disgusting remarks about Palin in response to her remarks regarding slavery yet this host deserved to keep his job because he compared the President’s wife to an ape.
Yup. Makes sense.
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