Comedian Gilbert Gottfried has lost his gig with Aflac after Tweeting inappropriate tweets about Japan. Find out what was said here!
Man, celebs and twitter don’t exactly go, eh? They just seem to lose it in the moment and end up screwing themselves. Unless of course they are Charlie Sheen, and they recreate their career.
Anyway, Gilbert Tweeted the following tweets (and then some),
“Japan called me. They said ‘maybe those jokes are a hit in the U.S., but over here, they’re all sinking.”
“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.’”
Oh wait, there’s more:
“Japan is really advanced. They don’t go to the beach. The beach comes to them.”
The tweets were promptly removed, but it was too little, too late. What the duck was he thinking? Aflac quickly canned the comedian and they are now holding open casting calls for the new voice of their duck.
Aflac Senior Vice President Michael Zunda did a quick recon,
“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.”
Considering Aflac is the number one insurance agency in Japan, he royally screwed up, never mind it is just tasteless.
What I want to know is – why was there so much support and concern over Haiti, yet Japan is a big joke?
Other celebs have also made jokes, and I just find it disgusting. People died, lost everything, lost their families, had their lives turned upside down. Since when is that funny?
I don’t get the joke. I am glad that Gilbert was fired, and I am disappointed in those poking fun at a tragedy.
What do you think about the comments? Did Aflac make the right move?