Mario Lopez apologized for his transgender remarks — and that’s good enough for NBC. Yahoo has learned that he will not be fired from Access Hollywood despite reports to the contrary.
Lopez was recently hired to co-host the entertainment show, as well as its daytime counterpart Access Daily , but in the wake of his controversial comments — which he subsequently apologized for — reports have been circulating that he will be “fired” from the gig before he even makes his debut. We’re told that is untrue.
One report said that “emergency meetings” were held by NBC execs and Lopez is “facing possible termination” as the “network prides itself on equality and does not accept anti LGBTQ hate speech at all.”
However, a source familiar with the situation tells us that reports of Lopez being fired are “NOT true.” He “is set to begin production,” the insider adds.
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