Aflac has apparently fired comedian Gilbert Gottfried after he posted a string of tasteless jokes about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan via Twitter.
The comedian became Aflac's famous quacking duck in the U.S. He's been the voice of the duck in commercials since 2000.
Aflac does 75 percent of its business in Japan. A company spokesman also said the jokes do not represent the feelings of the company.
Gottfried's Twitter page has been wiped clean of his tasteless jokes, but here's the screen grab of the original posting:
3/14/2011 04:55:04 pm
Respect is what this is about. I agree with Aflac and would have done the same.
3/14/2011 05:06:48 pm
I still can't believe it.
3/15/2011 05:14:58 pm
Really no excuse for it.
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