Filipino TV Host, Paolo Ballesteros is making 2014’s’ hit Makeup Transformations, happen again. The talented chameleon has been gaining international attention with his recent take on the likes of Kim K, Taylor Swift, Julianne Moore, and Dakota Johnson, but it seems like his latest work on US First Lady, Michelle Obama, is what will really put his name out there.
Yesterday, March 12, 2015, Venezuelan TV host, Rodner Figueroa, and his co-hosts on a show called El Gordo y la Flaca(The Scoop and the Skinny) were discussing Ballesteros’ recent works on air when he blurted out a “racist” comment regarding the First Lady. He said “Well, watch out, you know that Michelle Obama looks like she’s from the cast of Planet of the Apes, the movie...”
Univison, the American Spanish language broadcast television network where the show was aired, immediately acted on the incident by letting him go and releasing this statement: “Yesterday during the entertainment program ‘El Gordo y La Flaca,’ Rodner Figueroa made some comments about First Lady Michelle Obama that were completely reprehensible and in no way a reflection of the values and opinions of Univision. “As a result, Mr. Figueroa was fired immediately.”
Figueroa who has been working for the company for 17 years now, also lost two other shows produced by the same network.