Gilbert Gottfried apologizes for posting Japan earthquake jokes on Twitter, after being fired by Aflac

By on Mar 16, 2011 in Hollywood, United States Comments


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Gilbert Gottfried apologized on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, a day after being fired by Aflac for posting Japan earthquake jokes on Twitter, and now looking for his replacement.

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried returned to Twitter, where he earlier cracked about a dozen of jokes about the Japan earthquake, where thousands are now being reported to have been killed.

Gottfried, the 56-year old comedian who is better known for his Alfac duck voice is now apologizing for his Japan earthquake jokes, where a people did not like including Aflac, which decided to fire him hours later.

“I sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by my attempt at humor regarding the tragedy in Japan,” Gottfried tweets.

“I meant no disrespect, and my thoughts are with the victims and their families.” The former Aflac voice owner tweeted again.

Earlier, the comedian enjoyed fame on Twitter, as well as criticisms when he posted his Japan earthquake jokes.

Japan is really advanced. They don’t go to the beach. The beach comes to them.” @RealGilbert tweets.

“I just split up with my girlfriend, but like the Japanese say, ‘They’ll be another one floating by any minute now.” Gilbert Gottfried tweets.



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