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TV host fired for saying Michelle Obama 'looks like she's from Planet of the Apes cast'

He made the comment while talking about make-up artist Paolo Ballesteros.

RODNER FIGUEROA WAS fired after making a racist comment about Michelle Obama live on the air.

The Univision host compared the First Lady to someone from Planet of the Apes on the entertainment news show ‘El Gordo Y La Flaca’.

TV-Univision-Michelle Obama Source: AP/Press Association Images

Figueroa made the comment while talking about make-up artist Paolo Ballesteros who has been transforming himself into female celebrities.

The Emmy-winning host known for his critical “Fashion Police”style remarks said,

Mind you, you know that Michelle Obama looks like she’s part of the cast of “Planet of the Apes,” the film.

Univision have confirmed the presenter has been dismissed and have already taken down photos of him on their website.

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