Univision today released a statement announcing the termination of host Rodner Figueroa for “comments regarding First Lady Michelle Obama that were completely reprehensible and in no way reflect Univision’s values or views.” The statement yields the impression that firing Figueroa was an easy call, as a quick sampling of his remarks confirms.

In a chat on the program “El Gordo y La Flaca” (“Fat guy, skinny gal”), Figueroa remarked to Lili Estefan and Raúl de Molina, “You know, Michelle Obama looks like she’s from the cast of ‘Planet of the Apes,’ the movie.” De Molina took issue, saying that she was an “attractive woman,” according to this account.

Figueroa was known as Univision’s “fashionista,” a role reflected in these cool shots.” His Twitter activity has slowed considerably since his abhorrently racist remarks.

(h/t CNN)