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Who’s Firing Gilbert Gottfried?

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“I meant no disrespect.” That line was funnier than the actual Tweets in question.

A day after Gilbert Gottfried was fired as the Aflac duck for making light of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the comedian is saying sorry.

“I sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by my attempt at humor regarding the tragedy in Japan,” Gottfried, 56, the voice of the duck since 2000, says in a statement. “I meant no disrespect, and my thoughts are with the victims and their families.”

After Gottfried sent a series of joke-filled Tweets, Aflac’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Michael Zuna issued a statement Monday saying, “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.”

I love Gilbert. I was also not offended by his comments, such as “Japan is really advanced. They don’t go to the beach. The beach comes to them.”

This guy does offensive jokes. That’s his schtick. The fact he also did similar jokes shortly after the 9/11 attacks, among other tragic events, gives him a pass in my book. He’s consistent in being an ass, and consistency is all I ask for.

Am I saying you shouldn’t be offended? Not at all. Do I blame Aflac for canning him? Nope.

So what’s the point of this? I have no idea. Hey, shiny object!

Written by kkktookmybabyaway

March 24, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Posted in Entertainment