Gilbert Gottfried Loses His Aflac Gig Over Tsunami Jokes

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Soooo, apparently Gilbert Gottfried lost his Alfac job over his tsunami jokes yesterday. Since Friday Gottfried had built up a pretty substantial quantity of jokes riffing on the disaster; they’ve since been removed from his Twitter, but included such tweets as “I just split up with my girlfriend, but like the Japanese say, ‘There’ll be another one floating by any minute now.’” Said senior vice-president Michael Zunda, “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.” Considering the company has already announced “a nationwide casting call to find a new voice of the iconic Aflac Duck,” the tension that comes from being both a filthy comedian and the voice of a little cute bird will likely live on.