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Aflac dumps duck voice actor for tasteless tweets about Japanese disaster

There are 21 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 14, 2011, titled Aflac dumps duck voice actor for tasteless tweets about Japanese disaster. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Aflac Inc. said Monday it has fired Gilbert Gottfried, the abrasive voice of the insurer's quacking duck in the U.S., after the comedian posted a string of mocking jokes about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan on Twitter over the weekend.

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Freedom Lover

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Mar 14, 2011
He's just a scrawny and nervey Andrew "Dice" Clay. They both belong down the outhouse hole.
Rich U

United States

#2 Mar 14, 2011
Gilbert, how stupid and insensitive can you get?
what is up with that

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Mar 14, 2011
What is up with these hollyworthless elite shooting their faces off at everything they can?
Japan suffered a horrible tragedy, yet this moron has to poke fun at them?
People need to just turn off peopel like this, and let them go broke
Rip

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Mar 14, 2011
\o/
Buddy

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Mar 14, 2011
So what was it that he said?
chuck

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Mar 14, 2011
I agree with the previous poster. This is a senseless, useless story because we don't have any facts: we have no clue what the guy said! Either have a little courage and actually write a sane, coherent news story that included all the pertinent facts, or, if you're so afraid of offending us, don't even write it in the first place!
KatieK

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Mar 14, 2011
Good for them.
Good move for Aflac

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Mar 14, 2011
This is no less than what he deserves.

@Chuck: We have all the facts we need. He showed poor taste and disrespect with his twitter posts. Aflac does a lot of business in Japan,(A country where honor and respect still mean something). Aflac chose to respect Japan by doing the honorable thing, and firing the idiot.

If you really need to see the tasteless crap he spews, follow him on twitter.
zyzzog

Superior, WI

#12 Mar 14, 2011
He always WAS annoying!
Ducks are people too

Champlin, MN

#13 Mar 14, 2011
Must have left his duck-sized brain on the counter...Or he was in the wrong line when they were handing them out...What a maroon....How much did that cost him?
randall

Isle, MN

#14 Mar 14, 2011
Unbunch your collective panties. AFLAC knew what kind of comedian he was when they hired him. I hope he sues them out of existence.
Buddy

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Mar 14, 2011
Good move for Aflac wrote:
This is no less than what he deserves.
@Chuck: We have all the facts we need. He showed poor taste and disrespect with his twitter posts. Aflac does a lot of business in Japan,(A country where honor and respect still mean something). Aflac chose to respect Japan by doing the honorable thing, and firing the idiot.
If you really need to see the tasteless crap he spews, follow him on twitter.
Some of us have a life and can't follow every single thing on twitter. I go to this site looking to get basic info but it appears they have none.
Fupped Duck

Stillwater, MN

#16 Mar 14, 2011
The only thing more annoying than Gilbert is the Aflac duck commercial itself.
Orly

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Mar 14, 2011
My brother used to say: When they were passing out brains, he thought they trains, and said: "No thanks, I don't play with them."
My sister used to say: He thinks he is hot snot on a silver platter, but he's really cold boogers on a paper plate.
We can apply both to Gilbert.
Intrepid Reader

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Mar 15, 2011
I hope he never has children with Fran Drescher.

“Vote Conservative”

Since: Feb 08

St. Paul

#20 Mar 15, 2011
"Up all Night with Gilbert"

If you have to see how bad bad is.... http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/the-10-worst-g...
Vikings Fan

Rochester, MN

#21 Mar 15, 2011
I don't care what any of you say, that was funny!
Gilbert

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Mar 15, 2011
I never thought Japan would go out like this. I thought it would be due to a giant lizard.
Good move for Aflac

Minneapolis, MN

#23 Mar 15, 2011
Buddy wrote:
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Some of us have a life and can't follow every single thing on twitter. I go to this site looking to get basic info but it appears they have none.
You got the "basic" info. You are asking for specific info, which, if you really want, you can look up on Twitter.
Buddy

Saint Paul, MN

#24 Mar 18, 2011
Wilgeno wrote:
"Up all Night with Gilbert"
If you have to see how bad bad is.... http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/the-10-worst-g...
Thanks for the link...now I understand the big deal and I hope he never works again...

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