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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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331.

enbe    

Good, AFLAC; that guy is one of the most irritating people in real life, too. He did you a favor in saying something so tasteless you were forced to fire him. Pay him a one-time bonus for giving you the opening to jettison him.

1120 days ago
332.

Scott    

You people are getting out of hand with all this political correct bull****. Wake up and pee the world is on fire. or should I say a conventional heat source that is prematurly consuming this little ball of fools floating in space.

1086 days ago
333.

William    

I am sooo tired of these bed wetting poiliticaly correct individuals.

Corporate American or should I say Corp. Asia; get over it ya wusses and grow a pair.

Oh BTW AFLAC, you can't replace a mascot with another voice it's like changing a character in a TV series. It doesn't work.

1058 days ago
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Ken    

See "Gilbert Gottfried in RICHARD BELZER'S CONVERSATION" on You Tube. I think he's Okay with what he said about Japan, WTC, and what $ he may have lost from the Aflac contract.

788 days ago
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