Aflac fires Gilbert Gottfried over Tasteless Twitter Jokes

No sooner did we report how stupid and absurd the Japanese Tsunami jokes were that Gotfried posted, that we heard Gilbert lost his job.  Gotfried was the voice for the Aflac duck.

First of all Aflac does three quarters of it’s business in Japan!  Second of all, Aflac is an insurance company, where I’m sure there will be a ridiculous amount of claims.  Aflac published the following statement:

“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.”

Furthermore Aflac plans to donate 100 Million towards the relief efforts. Kudos for them for stepping up.

There is now nationwide casting call for the new voice of the Duck!

Gilbert has not apologized for the jokes….as of yet, but he took the tweets down quickly after word got out.

See all of the tweets here:

If I have some time  maybe I will try out for the Duck voice and get my Quack on!