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Meany Japan Jokes Quack Gilbert Gottfried Right Out Of A Job

March 16, 2011

Meany Japan Jokes Quack Gilbert Gottfried Right Out Of A Job

Oh, yes.  I, Seriously McMillan and been hella busy, but this caught my eye and I had to take a moment to comment, of course.

Funny man, Gilbert Gottfried, who has been the iconic quack behind the Aflac duck, has been relieved of duty after tasteless jokes were tweeted.  Well, some call the jokes tasteless. Aflac certainly didn’t think much of the jokes.  I thought the jokes were along the lines of your basic “Yo mama so fat” jokes, but, the timing for them was totally off.  Right now is certainly not the time.  Making jokes at the expense of thousands of lives during such a traumatic time is not the way to go.  

I know that Gilbert’s humor is off-beat, to say the least, as well as, off-color at times, but there are times when sensitive subjects and issues should not be available for public consumption.  Maybe his friends and family know his style and sense of humor and wouldn’t subject him to such scrutiny.  I don’t think he thought of that before he looked like a twit for the jokes he tweeted.

The Aflac duck voice will no longer be a gig for famed comedian Gilbert Gottfried. The Aflac insurance company has fired the spokesman for making jokes via Twitter about the recent natural disaster in Japan.

The comedian lends his distinctive voice to a duck character in Aflac’s commercials.

During the weekend, he tweeted: “Japan is really advanced; they don’t go to the beach, the beach comes to them.” And, “I just split up with my girlfriend, but like the Japanese say, there’ll be another one floating by any minute now.”

Thousands of people have been reported dead in Japan following an earthquake and tsunami last week.


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