If this is true, it is absolutely crazy!
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But at least two people weren't all that offended — the two that were right there when the comment was made!
And Figueroa's El Gordo y La Flaca co-hosts Lili Estefan and Raul de Molina are staying by his side even after his firing.
"I think Rodner was definitely wrong, but calling him a racist is ridiculous. Rodner is someone who makes fun of himself. For those who do not know, his father is black."
It seems like all the more reason he should have understood how someone could take offense to that comparison.
Molina agrees that Figueroa didn't mean to be racist, and he does not want his colleague fired. He said:
"Although we have our conflicts on camera, I love him so much. I do not think he made his comment in a racist tone, of that I am sure. Rodner is indispensable to El Gordo y La Flaca."
Wow. It really sounds like Figueroa's co-hosts are going to fight for him!
Though whether they will actually put their jobs on the line to save his remains to be seen.
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