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Gilbert Gottfried

Sorry About the

Tsunami Jokes

3/15/2011 3:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gilbert Gottfried is eating his incredibly tasteless words -- in fact, the comic just took to Twitter to make a public apology after mocking the victims of the tsunami in Japan ... writing, "I meant no disrespect."

Gilbert Gottfried Apology Twitter

So far, Aflac hasn't rehired him.


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61.

Whodis    

Based on this alone, I accept the apology.
I believe he meant no harm, but was being too blindsidedly zealous to be a "cutting edge"/controversial comic.
He put his foot in his mouth and he's paying the dues.

1227 days ago
62.

Celebrities Suck    

50 cents tweet wasn't nice either... he mentions LB which to me is an ad... This is a new way these celebs get free stuff by mentioning a products thru a tweet and WALA they get free stuff...

1227 days ago
63.

nusox n draws    

it was probably the only decent paying gig he had

1227 days ago
64.

janet    

I'm guessing he's still fired. Too little too late.

These are spokespeople who pull crap like this they know they would fired in a heartbeat and he was.

1227 days ago
65.

Duane    

Gottfried is a slime for even bringing the subject up. He and Joan Rivers and their type of "humor" are what give Americans such a bad reputation with people in other countries.

1227 days ago
66.

steve    

This tmz writer is a piece of dookie! "boo-hoo I don't find his jokes funny, but I don't plan to help the people in japan." Seriously, I bet this writer is doing nothing to help, what a tool! Nothing better to do than complain about dumb things...

1227 days ago
67.

Lainey    

I didn't know he WAS the voice of the Aflac duck... IDIOT !!!!

1227 days ago
68.

Howie    

Now, if Gottfried has any brain cells still functioning, he'll make a donation to disaster relief in Japan. If he doesn't, then his apology is worth less.

1227 days ago
69.

gomissbetty    

His jokes were in extremely poor taste. Joking about the suffering and dying is not cool dude!

1227 days ago
70.

Tony    

Sometimes it seems we are protecting the people in jail from the animals running loose on the outside.

1227 days ago
71.

Jericho    

He should have released the jokes in a Truly Tasteless Jokes book under a pseudonym instead of for free on his twitter account. He could have made some money off of his creative jokes instead of losing his job over it.

1227 days ago
72.

MCTGUY    

Lest any of you forget, 75% of AFLAC business comes from Japan. Did this guy really think that his employer would have a sense of humor about his remarks? Thousands of bodies washing up on the japanese shorline, out of food, gas and living in sub-freezing temps? Let his supporters pay his income now. As long as you are employed by a corporation, you are expected to be a good corporate citizen. But it was his choice and he got what he deserved.

1227 days ago
73.

FROMFARAWAY    

LOSER!

1227 days ago
74.

Howie    

Funny all the people who were writing in to TMZ to say that Gottfried was right to insult the Japanese. And now, Gottfried comes out and writes that he was wrong and he apologizes for what he did.

1227 days ago
75.

steve    

If you are upset at him you are an idiot... real life window licker... yes, a retard!

1227 days ago
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