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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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121.

panchang810    

"Too funny, everyone is too sensitive, it's a joke, take it as a joke, leave it as a joke. It's just words - get over it."

Posted at 8:01 AM on Mar 14, 2011 by ay

You're as idiotic as this moronic Hollywood loser. You don't make a joke out of people's sufferings and you don't make a joke at the expense of nation's catastrophic disaster that resulted to thousands of deaths and monumental distractions! So if people all over the world had made fun of the Katrina victims and the 9/11 event how would you idiots feel? How would you morons feel if the rest of the world WILL MAKE A JOKE OUT OF EVERY SUFFERING THAT AMERICANS WILL GO THROUGH AND AND EVERY DISASTER THAT THE US WILL EXPERIENCE? You #2 and this Hollywood loser are the VERY REASONS WHY MOST PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE US HATE THE AMERICANS!!! Instead of spewing tasteless jokes why don't you and this Hollywood loser offer condolences to all the victims of that horrendous earthquake and tsunami in Japan! MORONS!

That Hollywood loser should have used his Twitter account and his being a celebrity in SPREADING GOODWILL TO ALL THE VICTIMS OF THE RECENT DISASTER IN JAPAN INSTEAD OF MAKING STUPID JOKES OUT OF THE SUFFERING OF THE JAPANESE!! I will not be surprised if there would be monumental backlash from people all over the world pointed at that loser and yes, Americans. I wish him ALL THE BAD LUCK IN HIS LIFETIME.

1297 days ago
122.

Rude Boy    

Freedom of speech has been brought up a few times here and it warrants being addressed.

Yes, this comedian does have the right to freely speak his mind and not have his rights abridged by congress according to the First Amendment. However, Freedom of Speech does NOT guarantee or even imply a freedom from repercussions. If one chooses to make inflammatory statements, then others have the very SAME freedom of speech right to disagree and speak out against it. It works both ways.

Hence, don’t dish it out if you are not prepared to have it dished right back. Freedom of speech is a two way street.

And THAT is the American way...;)

1297 days ago
123.

Howie    

This guy, Gilbert Gottfried, wrote these stupid and sickeningly offensive so-called jokes on Twitter. If he has any sense and conscience, which I doubt, he should apologize to the Japanese people. No one should blame the American people as a whole or the Jewish people as a whole for Gilbert Gottfried's unacceptable comments. I would be surprised if AFLAC continues to use him as the voice of their corporate duck in their commercials since AFLAC is the second largest insurance company in Japan. Gilbert, say goodbye to your job working for AFLAC. Any other people you'd like to insult, Gilbert, so you can lose some more jobs, endorsements and money? What a putz, you are, Gilbert Gottfried. A putz means a big wanker.

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124.

jim    

there are a group of them that ALWAYS help in emergency situations no matter what part of the world (Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Madonna, Bono, Sting, etc). Thank goodnees there are some with a heart and compassion that use their fame to do good.

Posted at 10:06 AM on Mar 14, 2011 by Charlotte


Charlotte,

How right you are. The tasteless and heartless posters here just feed Mr. Levin's machine. As I am posting this, our military is in harms way, (yet once again) helping another nation with a horrific situation. But, let's make fun of Japan. "It's natural", right? So the professionals here claim, "to deal with tragedy" through comedy.

TMZ has made anything "off limits" as long as that revenue keeps flowing. De-sensitized.....is such a nasty word...yet we see many here post their (LOL) and other remarks about a country going through unbelievable heartbreak.

And if a buck is to be made, Mr. Levin will slither in and stir the pot, to add to his bank account.

Some of you, actually, many of you are starting to see this. THAT is why I come back here to post MY opinion(s).


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1297 days ago
125.

jim    

Freedom of speech has been brought up a few times here and it warrants being addressed.

Yes, this comedian does have the right to freely speak his mind and not have his rights abridged by congress according to the First Amendment. However, Freedom of Speech does NOT guarantee or even imply a freedom from repercussions. If one chooses to make inflammatory statements, then others have the very SAME freedom of speech right to disagree and speak out against it. It works both ways.

Hence, don’t dish it out if you are not prepared to have it dished right back. Freedom of speech is a two way street.

And THAT is the American way...;)

Posted at 10:10 AM on Mar 14, 2011 by Rude Boy


I could not agree with you more. Excellent point and post.


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1297 days ago
126.

peoplearesilly    

Nothing at all funny about it. That makes him NOT A COMEDIAN, but an idiot.

And those who laugh at it have bigger issues than he does.

1297 days ago
127.

janet howe    

He used to be funny but is now a "has been" trying to cash in on the tragedies of others....very very poor taste....

1297 days ago
128.

jim    

Gas him. Ugly jew.

Posted at 10:20 AM on Mar 14, 2011 by Mango Lady


Lady,

That's not the right way to go about anything...as much as I feel that way, it solves nothing.


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1297 days ago
129.

Capone 22    

Bravo Harvey for posting the jokes and Gilbert for delivering them! To all of you people who do not like, too bad!!! You all need to lighten up, if you weren't on TMZ.com in the first place, you would have never seen them, you hypocrites!!!!! At last check, this is still America, and Gilbert has the right to say whatever he wants and have his own opinion, just like all of you idiots who want to sit here and bash him!!

1297 days ago
130.

mayflower    

yes agree american way free speech freedom of speech but you need to put in the right way not joking about dead bodies floating around .or jokes about what happened..american way i believed is very giving and very forgiving and many great people here not ******* like you ..

1297 days ago
131.

mayflower    

its not funny ,what about if it happens here in LA and we all sweep out by tsunami are you still be laughing and making jokes? when it comes time likes this it doesnt matter what country are you from if you have a heart you will be sorry for those people .if you are an ******* like you then you can laugh till your mouth fall out in the ground and the lightning hopefully will struck your dirty mouth jokes...*******.................

1297 days ago
132.

Tia    

I'm thinking it might have been a bit too early for jokes. And too all the people who don't know who he is... Seriously?

1297 days ago
133.

jim    

At last check, this is still America, and Gilbert has the right to say whatever he wants and have his own opinion, just like all of you idiots who want to sit here and bash him!!

Posted at 10:25 AM on Mar 14, 2011 by Capone 22


How sad, how true. The above poster just symbolizes what I have been stating here. America is/has gone down the toilet....and who is holding the plunger? Mr. Levin. Shoveling s**t down as fast as he can to get more his revenue generating machine.


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1297 days ago
134.

val    

LOSER >>> Attention seeking moron at the expense of lost lives during a catastrophe of huge proportions. How dare this freak none of us have ever heard of take a ride on the lives of Japan's innocent, who are victims no less than he may be one day. For now until he reaps worse rewards, he is a victim of his own ignroance and venom and we'll be sure he remains one a**hole we never spend a dime to see.

1297 days ago
135.

panchang810    

@Rude Boy, you have a point about freedom of speech BUT that freedom SHOULDN'T BE ABUSED AND BE USED TO INSTIGATE HATRED AND ANIMOSITY AND SHOULD NEVER BE USED TO MALIGN PEOPLE AND OTHER CULTURE AND ETHNIC BACKGROUND AND MUST NEVER BE USED JUST TO INVOKE JOKE AT THE EXPENSE OF OTHER PEOPLE OR NATIONS WHO ARE IN GRAVE THREATS OF SUFFERINGS!

Freedom of speech is useless if those who espouse it are using this freedom without positive influences and good intentions, and instead use this freedom for their own selfish interests even if it imparts negative and bad vibes.

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