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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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106.

SUSIEQ    

and he was only funny for about 30 seconds, anyway

1284 days ago
107.

EastCoastChopper    

What a bunch of trolls here -

A comedian is a WINNER!...A quick-witted Warlock who can make people laugh in a split-second AND adjust the humor to fit the audience, i.e. age, location, etc...From a Barmitsfa to a Biker Bar.

A dewshbaig is a person who simply makes offensive comments to draw attention. To compensate for a complete lack of talent, i.e. TROLL!

This quack Gilbert is a complete dewshbaig Troll and he better have had Aflac that pays, if you miss work!

1284 days ago
108.

angeleyes    

I support Aflac's decision - There is no comedy in the horrific devastation Japan is now facing and the many families who have lost their family members and are now grieving.

I doubt he would be joking about this serious event if his family had lost their lives and homes.

1284 days ago
109.

John    

Sorry to hear your "edgy" (and bigoted) sense of humor lost you the insurance duck gig.

I'm sure another cushy job will come floating by. Maybe the parrot cartoon character will get resurrected.

Until then, Gilbert, repeat after me. "They're grrrreat!"

1284 days ago
110.

Suz    

Heartless Brainless Thoughtless Spineless Toothless ****less Senseless Worthless Useless REDNECK Ignorant Impotent PoDunk DoucheBag!

1284 days ago
111.

kirithewonderdog    

Gilbert should apologize ... for making such lame statements. An eight-year-old could make funnier statements. Oh, yeah, Gilbert is like a seven-year-old; is there any hope he will get better? LOL.

1284 days ago
112.

Nia    

These comments by the so called "comedian" there is absolutley nothing funny about thousands of people dying and just because he made the same kinds of jokes about 9/11 doesn't make it right. I personally have friends in Japan and have been very worried about them.

1284 days ago
113.

mayflower    

swallow your freedom of speech ..if you want to get fired by insulting
Japanese people,they are human too you know like us so its not funny jokes..no one told you not to have your voice out but you need to be human sometimes to feel the grief save it for your self and take time to pray and ask for forgiveness..i wish the thunder and lightning will struck those people that laugh about his jokes and think it was funny i would be laughing at you also big time....and wish you will burn to HELL like a burnt BBQ

1284 days ago
114.

Jenny    

There's a time and place for everything, and this isn't the time to poke fun at Japan. Godfried's jokes weren't funny, nor were the jokes by the rapper, can't remember if it was 50Cent or Ludacris. The US needs to take a lesson from Japan. They're facing long lines for water, long waits for rescues. They are being patient and gracious. Remember our US citizens from Katrina? Big difference.

1284 days ago
115.

steph    

Get a sense of humor people!!!! He is a comedian, it's his job!!

1284 days ago
116.

mayflower    

good for AFLAC i am pleased ,and no its not a funny jokes to laugh at dead bodies floating i agree we all need a jokes and laughter in our life but not when we lost a a lot of human beings for this tragedy we have to think to our selves that we are lucky that it did not happen to US here we should just pray for those people in JAPAN or to whom that have lost their lives when it comes to a disaster .we should be all pray also for our sins everyday and ask for forgiveness before its to late. GOD hear our prayers to fire this ahole...thank YOU AFLAC

1284 days ago
117.

Dann Glover    

My wife is in Japan. Gottfried has always be obnoxious. Nothing new. At least you know he's joking. There are actual people saying that this is God's wrath for Pearl Harbor, and much worse.

I'm sure he'll appreciate that I'm looking forward to his torpedoes of truth now that he's #winning.

1284 days ago
118.

wil    

Love this dude funny as hell

1284 days ago
119.

Justin    

Jesus Christ people lighten up, he is a comedian. It's his job to find humor in anything. Pull your pampers out of your ass crack and lighten up.

1284 days ago
120.

Koolaider    

As a fan of Gilbert and his crude humor, I'm surprised it took this long, and even more surprised that Aflac cared. He's probably the most offensive comedian out there.

1284 days ago
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