A Spanish-language American television network revealed on Thursday it had dismissed a presenter for remarks where he compared Michelle Obama, the US First Lady, to a character in the movie Planet of the Apes.Rodner Figueroa made the comment in an appearance on the popular talk show El Gordo y La Flaca a day earlier while talking about the task of a make-up artist who replicates the looks of famous people.
“Look, you know that Michelle Obama looks like she’s part of the cast of the film Planet of the Apes,” said Mr Figueroa in Spanish.
The comparison swiftly drew allegations of racism.
“Rodner Figueroa made comments regarding First Lady Michelle Obama that were completely reprehensible and in no way reflect Univision’s values or views,” the Miami-based Univsion network said in a statement.
“As a result, Mr Figueroa was immediately terminated.”
This guy is obviously an idiot.