Watch ‘El Gordo y La Flaca’ After Rodner Figueroa Firing; Lili Estefan, Raúl De Molina Evidently Depressed [VIDEO]

Lili Estefan, Raúl De Molina Talk About Rodner Figueroa
A gloomy day on the set of "El Gordo y La Flaca" a day after Rodner Figueroa was fired from Univision. Univision

There was an overcast on the set of "El Gordo y La Flaca" this afternoon as the usual cheerful hosts, Lili Estefan and Raúl De Molina, couldn't hide their sadness over the firing of Rodner Figueroa. The Univision show is a party with both presenters in good and vibrant spirits welcoming their viewers to the program. Today's telecast was overshadowed by the events that occurred after Figueroa made the unfortunate comment about Michelle Obama and relating her to being part of the "Planet of the Apes" cast. There was no way they could hide the elephant in the room and "La Flaca" said at the top of the show, they would talk about the situation later in the program. "Welcome to 'El Gordo y la Flaca,' thank you for accompanying us, it's a difficult day for us," Lili said. Raúl added, "it's a sad day for everyone here."

Estefan and De Molina usually banter and joke about the celebrity reports they present, but today neither wanted to take part in it. Lili did her best in trying to continue with their usual persona's, but Raúl was seemingly more affected and depressed. Estefan at one point said, "I feel like.. today, but one has to continue ahead my people," as her voice broke and her eyes filled up with tears. Later on Raúl said, "as all of you know, Rodner Figueroa will no longer be with us on 'El Gordo y La Flaca' and producers have chosen Tanya Charry to give the official version of what's happening here with OUR friend." Charry said, "yesterday during our show, Rodner Figueroa made comments about the First Lady Michelle Obama that were completely reprehensible and in no way they reflect the values or opinions of Univision. As a result, Mr. Figueroa was let go immediately." Watch the video down below!

After being axed from the network over a racist comment made about the First Lady, Michelle Obama. Now the former "Sal y Pimienta" host is asking for forgiveness in an open letter to Obama. Figueroa doesn't want to be deemed a racist and feels Univision is humiliating him after the turn of events. "I offer my sincerest apologies for a comment that I made about the characterization from a make-up artist that I made about you in the Univision entertainment program 'El Gordo y La Flaca,'" the letter read. "I want to make it clear that I'm not racist and it was directed personally to you, but to the characterization of the artist, that left a lot to be desired. The clip in full context is proof." Read the letter in full here!

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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.