Gilbert Gottfried No Longer the Voice of the Aflac Duck
From our buddy Landon over at KOOL 98:
It seems that Aflac does a lot of business in Japan. Not that they wouldn’t have canned Gottfried anyway.
The company released the following statement…quote, “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.
“There is no place for anything but compassion and concern during these difficult times.”
There’s going to be a nationwide search for the new voice of the Aflac duck.
Here are the insensitive Tweets that got Gilbert fired. WARNING: these are highly insensitive:
“Japan is really advanced. They don’t go to the beach. The beach comes to them.”
“What do the japanese have in common with @howardstern? They’re both radio active.”
“Japan had put out this urgent plea….” PLEASE SEND US A FEW BILLION RUBBER DUCKIES!!!!!”
“Japan called me. They said “maybe those jokes are a hit in the US, but over here, they’re all sinking.”
“What does every Japanese person have in their apartment? Flood lights.”
“What do Japanese Jews like to eat? Hebrew National Tsunami.”
“I was talking to my Japanese real estate agent. I said ‘is there a school in this area.’ She said ‘not now, but just wait.’”
“My Japanese doctor advised me to stay healthy I need 50 million gallons of water a day.”
“I just split up with my girlfriend, but like the Japanese say, ‘They’ll be another one floating by any minute now.’”
This is Gilbert’s usual schtick. The jokes aren’t necessarily funny. They’re just MEAN and INAPPROPRIATE. And we’re all supposed to laugh uncomfortably and admire how BRAVE and EDGY Gilbert is being.
Is that happening for you? Me neither.