Comedian Gilbert Gottfried came out and apologized for his jokes he made regarding the tsunami in Japan on twitter. The jokes he made were in only days after the tragidy hit.
According to my sources:
GILBERT GOTTFRIED has apologized for Tweeting a dozen insensitive and only moderately-funny jokes about the tsunami in Japan the other day.
He said, quote, “I sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by my attempt at humor regarding the tragedy in Japan. I meant no disrespect, and my thoughts are with the victims and their families.”
The Tweets caused him to lose his gig as the voice of the Aflac duck . . . which he’s been doing for over a decade.
Aflac has already announced they’re going to conduct a nationwide search for Gilbert’s replacement. There’s no word if his apology might change their minds.
Meanwhile, Gilbert got support yesterday from two equally offensive entertainers: HOWARD STERN and JOAN RIVERS.
On his radio show yesterday, Stern said Aflac should have known what they were getting into . . . quote, “Here is the guy that as long as I know has been making jokes about the N-word, about Jews . . . you couldn’t ask for a more inappropriate human being than Gilbert Gottfried.”
Gilbert is a shock comedian, where for some reason that has been looked over by companies like AFLAC and Disney for years. Why only now is he being singled out for what many have done and continue to do for years? I don’t agree with what he said, but I know the nature of the beast.
Here are the jokes on twitter that got him in hot water with Aflac:
But Gilbert wasn’t alone when it came to making jokes on the tsunami, he’s just the only one being singeld out. Here are other celebrities who made jokes as well.
#1.) Gilbert Gottfried: “I just split up with my girlfriend, but like the Japanese say, ‘They’ll be another one floating by any minute now.'”
#2.) [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]50 Cent[/lastfm]: “Wave will hit [the West Coast at] 8am them crazy white boys gonna try to go surfing.”
3.) Charlie Sheen, the day before he was fired from “Two and a Half Men”: “fastball. the trolls are foaming from their toothless holes. rumor mill abundant with evil gossip. mainstream heretics smirking.”
#4.) [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kanye West[/lastfm]: “An abortion can cost a ballin’ (N-word) up to 50gs maybe a 100. Gold diggin’ (B-words) be getting pregnant on purpose. #STRAPUP my (N-words)!”