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Gilbert Gottfried fired as Aflac duck due to tsunami tweets

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by finishthehat, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    The epitome of "too soon?", pretty much.

    The story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/14/gilbert-gottfried-fired-aflac_n_835692.html

    Some of the tweets in question: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/the-10-worst-gilbert-gottfried-tsunami-jokes
  2. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Apparently, Gilbert hasn't fucking learned from the mistakes of everyone before him when it comes to tweeting stupid shit and being in the public eye.
  3. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Apparently AFLAC just now caught wind of Gottfried's act. He hasn't been pushing the envelope on the Howard Stern Show as a guest for years or anything.
  4. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    I guess there's a time and place for everything, but few blink an eye when stuff like this is said at a roast.
  5. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    There is a time and a place for everything...but this isn't the time to do it. A year from now, probably, but not today.
  6. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Stupid quack

    (Too soon?)
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    They gave him the ax, which is just as good as a firing.
  8. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    They had a problem with those jokes because 75 percent of their business comes from Japan. Yet, this joke's been on Youtube forever and never got him in trouble with the company. Good 'ol Corporate America selective morality.

  9. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    So it's OK to poke fun at people who have perished after a year? OK. I guess people have had plenty of time to come up with 9-11 jokes.
  10. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    If you're going to get fired over jokes, you could at least try to make them funny.
  11. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    To be fair, Gottfried does this in every similar situation; he has absolutely no shame when it comes to cracking a joke. I believe he got in similar trouble right after the death of Greg Giraldo. I still find the guy funny.
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    "Fired as the Aflac Duck" is something I would actually love to put on my resume.
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