Emmy award-winning Univision host gets fired for ‘Planet of the Apes’ joke about Michelle Obama

A popular Latin American host has been fired for talking about the first lady Michelle Obama’s make-up. An executive told reporters that there is no room for racism at the network, after the clip blew up on social media.

According to MSNBC News:

On the Univision show “El Gordo Y la Flaca,” Emmy award-winning host Rodner Figueroa said, “You know Michelle Obama looks like she is of the cast of “The Planet Of The Apes,” pointing to a picture of the First Lady. The exchange took place during a segment on makeup transformations by a makeup artist, Paolo Ballesteros, who makes himself look like famous women celebrities.

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