Comedian Gilbert Gottfried felt the wrath that an earthquake and tsunami can have on the other side of the world.
For years he’s been the voice of the Aflac spokes-duck, but no longer. He was let go because of insensitive tweeting about Japan’s tragic events.
The questionable tweets got him in sh!t with the execs at Aflac who do a lot of business in Japan.
He tweeting things like “Japan is really advanced. They don’t go to the beach. The beach comes to them.” As well as a few other which have since been deleted from his account.
One thing that is currently present on his twitter page is an apology.
“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.”
While many people were outraged at his ‘jokes’, many of his contemporaries have come to his defense including Joan Rivers, and Whoopi Goldberg.
Maybe it was just too much, too soon Gilbert?