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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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241.

steve    

GOOD LUCK GOTTFRIED YOU HAVE JUST BEEN FIRED!

1286 days ago
242.

Jose Ma.    

Shame on you, Gilbert Gottfried! You're a vulture!

1286 days ago
243.

Vanessa    

Why does, he have to get fired but with 50 cent gets a pass??? Weird no. But I still love me some fiddy.

1286 days ago
244.

Peter Sc    

But they were funny

1286 days ago
245.

Puckett    

@ Venessa re 50 cent vs Gilbert getting fired... well duh! reread what Rose just said...

"You have to look at his firing in the context of the company he was fired from. The company is an INSURANCE company. He promotes a company that is suposed to show compassion and assistance when you are in dire need trough times of physical and emotional distress because of loss. For him to joke about people who are going through just such a devistating experience and it is not even over yet, but just keeps coming is reprehensible. It is not free speech, it is poor business respresentation let alone humanity.

Posted at 10:35 PM on Mar 14, 2011 by Rose"

1286 days ago
246.

Howie    

Gilbert Gottfried forgot the old rule: "Don't sh-t where you eat."

1286 days ago
247.

Noel    

The duck will never be the same but Gilbert was WAY out of line! At least wait til the death toll has been verified.

1286 days ago
248.

Lisa    

Didn't know he did that voice, but always wondered why I hated that duck! Explains a lot! Hopefully all other gigs will also fire him!

1286 days ago
249.

Notapaparazzi    

I am 85% convinced that Gilbert Gottfried is reincarnated Hitler.

1286 days ago
250.

Puckett    

"AFLAC are morons - they are killing off one of the best advertising icons in years - AFLAC is the one bringing bad light unto themselves not through Gilbert.

AFLAC - never had it, never will.

Tastless jokes yes, fireable offence, NOT

Posted at 3:09 PM on Mar 14, 2011 by There Goes My Show"


Oh please... the duck isn't going anywhere. Gilbert's shtick comedy voice is EASILY imitated by anyone with a bit of vocal talent. It won't take the new guy more then 30 minutes to nail down Gilbert's trademark whiny way of yelling everything at you. Heck all the duck ever even says is one freak'in word. The new guy will have that down in 5 minutes. lol

The truth is the only time Gilbert was ever funny is when the jokes unexpectedly came at his expense. Like today.

Why do you think they just use his voice on a duck for their spokesperson? Because Gilbert Gottfried's stick comedy alter ego isn't funny, at all. He just happened to have the right voice for the duck. They never wanted to be publicly connected to him.

He's such an idiot, poor taste aside, how stupid do you have to be to be repping an insurance company and here your cracking crude jokes about people who have just lost everything and are in survival mode?

Gilbert Gottfried's "humor" represents everything that is crass and disgusting about humanity. The way the Japanese survivors have conducted themselves on the other hand, with humbleness and dignity, represents what's best about humanity.

Godspeed to them, f*ck Gilbert Gottfried.

1286 days ago
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mike507mn@yahoo.com    

Diarrhea of the mouth will get you fired from any job, Sheen now Gottfried. He should have stuck to making "duck" noises. Now Gilbert's career just "Gott-Fried"!

1286 days ago
252.

Jessica    

@257, if you think it takes several thousand people dying to 'even out' your great-grandfather's missing legs, it's a shame the poor man didn't loose his balls too.

1286 days ago
253.

SJ24    

Reply to #113: "I agree with #12....Where is it?!....It isn't! There is NO Freedom of Speech anymore! Start worrying folks!"

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Society should be worried by the increasing number of mentally & morally stunted low grade imbeciles like yourself. I missed the part in the story where Gottfried was jailed over his tasteless jokes. You **** for brain Obama voting imbeciles need to drop the absurd pretense, you're not defending "free speech" or any Constitutional principle that you loony lefties abhor, you're defending the "right" to be morally repugnant, nihilistic, apathetic, and the low class gutter trash liberal that you are.

1286 days ago
254.

mike507mn@yahoo.com    

Diarrhea of the mouth will get you fired from any job, Sheen now Gottfried. He should have stuck to making "duck" noises. Now Gilbert's career just "Gott-Fried"!

1286 days ago
255.

Howie    

Why hasn't Gilbert come out to defend his jokes/comments? He's a brilliant comedian. Surely, he'd like to take a stab at defending the indefensible? He's a coward. I don't care how many millions you got, Gilbert, you're a douchebag of a person. When you die, at the funeral home, people will recall how you laughed at the thousands of people who died in a tragic tsunami in Japan. And the Lord will remember you, your rantings and your name and your name will not be written into the book. Remember that, you perverted psycho and sad excuse for a human being. The greatest country in the world, America, has to suffer the embarrassment of counting you as one of its citizens. How will you ever remove the stain from your name?

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