The Empire actress sat in as a guest host for The View on Monday, and in an attempt to play devil’s advocate during the discussion surrounding Univision host Rodner Figueroa’s firing for comparing the First Lady to an ape, the 29-year-old threw out a joke that seemed to defend Figueroa’s actions.
Huffington Post reports:
The “That’s So Raven” star quickly interjected Rosie Perez by saying, “Some people look like animals. I look like a bird. So can I be mad if somebody calls me a Toucan Sam?”
Perez, the only woman of Latin decent on the panel, explained that Figueroa’s comments were racist and lie deeper than the fashion personality telling a joke.
During a segment on El Gordo Y La Flaca last week, the 42-year-old criticized the makeup of actor…
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