Univision has fired Rodner Figueroa for comparing First Lady Michelle Obama to the cast of The Planet of the Apes.

On El Gordon Y La Flaca, Figueroa, also the host of Sal Y Pimienta, said that Obama looks like a cast member of The Planet of the Apes, according to People En Espanol.

The comment came during a segment on makeup transformations.

Figueroa apologized Thursday in an open letter to the First Lady, saying that the comment was about the makeup artist's transformation to look like the First Lady.

He added that he was not a racist and that he was proud to be the first openly gay Hispanic TV host.

But Figueroa also blamed the First Lady for his dismissal: “I was verbally notified that a complaint from your office led to my dismissal.”