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Producer of anti-gay Puerto Rico television news and gossip show resigns after outcry

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Associated Press
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January 10, 2013

The producer of a popular news and gossip show in Puerto Rico that features a puppet has resigned, a local television station confirmed Wednesday. The resignation of comedian Antulio “Kobbo” Santarrosa comes a month after the puppet, known as La Comay, made controversial comments about a publicist who was slain in November. After local media reports of the resignation, WAPA TV spokeswoman Migdaliz Ortiz issued a statement saying Santarrosa had decided on his own to quit. She thanked him for his 14 years with the station. The puppet on Dec. 4 questioned why the victim, who was set on fire and beaten to death, was on a street known for its drugs and prostitutes and whether the man “was asking for this” by being there.