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Gilbert Gottfried

Fired by Aflac

Over Japan Tweets

3/14/2011 6:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gilbert Gottfried was fired by Aflac from his gig as the voice of its duck mascot in the wake of his controversial series of tweets about the earthquake in Japan.

Gilbert Gottfried Fired Aflac
The company released a statement saying, "Gilbert’s recent comments about the crisis in Japan were lacking in humor and certainly do not represent the thoughts and feelings of anyone at Aflac ... Aflac will immediately set plans in motion to conduct a nationwide casting call to find a new voice of the iconic Aflac Duck."

Attempts to reach Gottfried were not successful.

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181.

LA me    

By the way, just so that you and everyone knows (and I assume you/they do), I am not the "real" KOOKY, but post in this name as a tribute to him/her, who I really miss.

Posted at 3:37 PM on Mar 14, 2011 by Where's KOOKY?
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Kooky did a drive-by appearance on the Mel thread yesterday!! Was good to see him!!! Balls stopped by as well.

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182.

bring back recent posts    

Martin ur fcuking SICK

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183.

Ball`s has no Ball`s    

Japan entered World War II with limited aims and with the intention of fighting a limited war. Its principal objectives were to secure the resources of Southeast Asia and much of China and to establish a "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere" under Japanese hegemony. In 1895 and in 1905 Japan had gained important objectives without completely defeating China or Russia and in 1941 Japan sought to achieve its hegemony over East Asia in similar fashion. The operational strategy the Japanese adopted to start war, however, doomed their hopes of limiting the conflict. Japan believed it necessary to destroy or neutralize American striking power in the Pacific�the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor and the U.S. Far East Air Force in the Philippines�before moving southward and eastward to occupy Malaya, the Netherlands Indies, the Philippines, Wake Island, Guam, the Gilbert Islands, Thailand, and Burma. Once in control of these areas, the Japanese intended to establish a defensive perimeter stretching from the Kurile Islands south through Wake, the Marianas, the Carolines, and the Marshalls and Gilberts to Rabaul on New Britain.
so jim you have the small mind.Haha f-japan

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184.

The Duke    

In this day and age of Twitter and FaceBook, people have lost their civility and common sense. Good bye. Also, Mr. Smith, freedom of speech does not apply to a private company. Read the Constitution and Amendments.

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185.

Big Jim Slade    

So much destruction,havoc and human suffering in Japan, usually a giant lizard needs to come out of the ocean for that to happen on such a large scale.

1320 days ago
186.

Cherie    

He's a brainless MORON...And he's always annoyed the hell outta me in the past! NOT A FUNNY guy, just DUMB and ignorant.

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187.

Cartman    

Aflac is doing this for free advertising.

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188.

Ball`s has no Ball`s    

Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, commander of the Japanese Fleet at the outbreak of the war, put his finger on the fatal weakness of the Japanese concept of the war, when he stated: "It is not enough that we should take Guam and the Philippines, or even Hawaii and San Francisco. We should have to march into Washington and sign the treaty in the White House." This the Japanese could never do, and because they could not they
had to lose the war.

Small mind JIM.Go home.

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189.

LongJohn69    

Hell-OH-o!!!! Wake up world. NOTHING is sacred.

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190.

jack     

now thats funny!

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191.

terry    

I know 'freedom of speech', and all that, but in the wake of thousands of people, (kids included) dying, his tweet was just not funny. TASTELESS!!

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192.

seth sorg    

how many of you hate america? its freedom of speech, doesn't matter what the hell he says, he has the right to do so. so after we dropped the 2 bombs on japan, you'd have thought that they would stay away from anything nuclear.

1320 days ago
193.

alletis    

Everyone who is saying his freedom of speech were violated because he got fired? He absolutely had the right to say those things.....and he can suffer the consequences. Just because we have the RIGHT to do something doesn't mean that common sense says we SHOULD!

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194.

Patrick    

良い彼は彼の仕事のお尻の穴を失って

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195.

ghishouza    

good riddance

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