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Gilbert Gottfried

SHOCKING

Japan Tsunami Jokes

3/14/2011 11:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

As the death toll creeps towards 3,000 ... and the fear of a nuclear disaster looms ... comedian Gilbert Gottfried decided the timing was right for some completely tasteless Japan tsunami jokes.

Japan Tsunami Jokes

Gilbert went to his Twitter page over the past 24 hours and dropped TWELVE tsunami-inspired jokes ... including:

Gilbert Gottfried Japan Jokes

So we gotta ask ...

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46.

Erick    

"A joke is a joke" huh?

how many of you did you rage after people made jokes about 9/11?

Make jokes to relieve the tragedy, don't make jokes about the tragedy

1283 days ago
47.

david    

That is not funny in the least. What a jerk.

1283 days ago
48.

Bob Johnson    

I see that a lot of people are lying and claiming on the poll that they did not laugh. You know you laughed, you are just too ashamed to admit that you did.

1283 days ago
49.

JLK    

Sad..... thats all thats needs to be said.

1283 days ago
50.

jim    

I just sent the following to Mr. Levin. Will it help? I doubt it, but if any of you could take a second and do the same, maybe TMZ will surprise us all, and pull the post.


Please have some kind of respect and caring for the Tsunami survivors and remove your Gilbert Gottfried -- SHOCKING Japan Tsunami Jokes

What are you people thinking?? Is this the best that you can do, posting this "comedy" about the worse earthquake in Japans history?

Please, surprise me and your fellow journalists....and remove this heartless post.

1283 days ago
51.

Hey Now    

Not sure who's worse: Gilbert for posting these, or TMZ for publishing them. Some things are never ever going to be funny. A country being decimated by flood, tsunami and nuclear meltdown?? Hilarious. Why don't you make jokes about Haiti, Egypt or Libya while you're at it? YOU SUCK TMZ!!!

1283 days ago
52.

Don    

good stuff gilbert!

1283 days ago
53.

kar    

It's terrible what he said but thats just him, he always makes light over everything in the world. I don't like it but I still think he's so funny.

1283 days ago
54.

Rhubino    

I seriously doubt any Japanese "comedians" made jokes after 9/11. They have respect.

Q: What does WTC stand for?
A: What Trade Centre?

Fock you Gilbert.

1283 days ago
55.

kickaboo    

Gottfried famously told the venerable Aristocrats joke at a Friars Club roast of Hugh Hefner just three weeks after the September 11 attacks. Gottfried's quick wit saved what could have been a notorious disaster. He began his monologue joking that he had intended to catch a plane, but couldn't get a direct flight because "they said they have to connect with the Empire State Building first." Audience members nervously responded with gasps and cries of "Too soon!". Gottfried first thought this was relating to the speed of his joke. Gottfried then abandoned his prepared remarks and launched into the Aristocrats joke, effectively winning back the audience and having roaster Rob Schneider literally falling out of his chair laughing. When the laughter and applause had subsided, Gottfried commented, "They might have to clean this up for TV," to more laughter and applause. wiki
His wiki doesn't say who he is, you like playing that foul game Harvey, Jew or Not a Jew?...which one?

1283 days ago
56.

GEL    

I know there are those of you who say "it's a joke, take it as a joke"...and those of you who can say that make me wonder how you can even think about joking about a tragedy like this? Would you also joke about the attack on the World Trade Center? I realize one is a natural disaster the other a terrorist attack...but we didn't joke about Hurricane Katrina either. Why is it ok to joke about this? Godfrey is tasteless and so are those of you who think his "humor" is funny.

1283 days ago
57.

FROMFARAWAY    

CLASSLESS PIECE OF CRAP - I HOPE U GET DROWNED IN TSUNAMI OF SEAMEN U ***

1283 days ago
58.

Bobo Frog    

jim...I sent them a request as you mentioned.

1283 days ago
59.

Kevin    

@2 "just words" - are you insane?

1283 days ago
60.

jim    

Sometimes you have to stop being so pollitcally correct,

Posted at 8:36 AM on Mar 14, 2011 by LAWRENCE


Is that what you call respect and sympathy today Lawrence?

1283 days ago
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