Comedian Gilbert Gottfried has been been fired as the voice of the duck for Aflac over his insensitive remarks about Japan.
Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, who has voiced the Aflac insurance company’s duck mascot for almost ten years, was axed after his recent remarks regarding Japan.
The insurance company has decided to fire him for his crude comments.
A statement from an Aflac spokesperson reads, “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.”
And just what did Gottfried say that was so terrible?
Gilbert’s tweets have been removed, but one of them stated, “I just split up with my girlfriend, but like the Japanese say, ‘They’ll be another one floating by any minute now.'”
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