Gilbert Gottried, the unfunny comedian who supplied the voice of the iconic Aflac duck for the Aflac insurance company, is out of a job after tweeting insensitive "jokes" about the Japanese people.

Gottfried, who deleted his offensive tweets, was informed of his termination yesterday:

“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. Aflac Japan – and by extension, Japan itself – is part of the Aflac family, and there is no place for anything but compassion and concern during these difficult times.”

Although, his tweets about the Japanese people were in poor taste (and won't be repeated on this blog), no mention is made of his racist jokes about black prisoners that are still up on his Twitter page. Even though it was evident for some time just how racist Gottfried was from his tweets, the company didn't move to fire him until he made fun of the devastation in quake-hit Japan.

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    Once again, this is about money. Japan is one of the biggest purchasers of American goods. Aflac (or any other country) won't risk pizzing them off by the likes of someone whose sole contribution to their company is their flucked up voice. :no:

    But, besides the money, Aflac couldn't care less about any of their employees being "racist."

  • Dawn

    He has always been an annoying ass. Unfortunately unlike Sheen, nobody is checking for his off color comedy azz. He was lucky to do a voice over as a duck. No one in hollywierd will be backing him up. .... except maybe Kramer from Siendfield.

  • StillASassyOne


    :clap: I'm glad you reported on this. I heard it on the radio this morning but no other "urban" blogs were covering it. Serves his closet-racist azz right! Now he has plenty of time to get rammed up the azz by "Black convicts" as he'll porbably need a new job for income....Corrections Officer, maybe?

  • Anna

    I always though Gilbert was like Chappelle, Pryor, and many other commedians, "An Equal Opportunity" Comedian. One who makes fun of all. The Japan Tsuami jokes were in poor taste, and way too soon.

  • eastpointvet

    his voice drive you crazy but it was perfect for that duck. rip aflac duck

  • RatchetFree

    Indeed it's about money but it's his fault. AFLAC stated that they do 75% of their business in Japan. So, he was real dumb for that.

  • YSoSerious

    He made jokes right after 9/11 too. Annnd... :shrugs:

  • eastpointvet

    i read the tweets i dont think they were particularly racist but def poor taste at this time

  • jazi65

    Loud & crude :yes: funny :no:

  • Anna

    YSoSerious says:

    He made jokes right after 9/11 too. Annnd…
    Right, that's his M O.

  • YSoSerious

    And who determines when something is "too soon"?

    In general, if it makes me laugh, it's right on time. :coffee:

  • Anna

    YSoSerious says:

    And who determines when something is “too soon”?

    In general, if it makes me laugh, it’s right on time.
    His was too soon. (Japan Joke according to him)the joke went something like, he broke up w/his girlfriend, (someone said)another one will wash up soon.

  • Mamacita

    If people are still sifting through tons and tons of mangled derbis for victims and survivors and have recovered 3,000 dead bodies it's too soon and quite frankly should never be joked about.

    What's funny about the death of thousands of people?

    What's funny about almost 200,000 people without electricity and running water?

    WHat's funny about entire towns being washed away?

    What's funny about people being left to die because they're disabled and couldn't get moved to safety?

    This was tacky, tasteless, and ignorant.

  • TheRealAshland

    dude isn't racist, just dumb.

  • momo

    He looks like a damn duck...quacked his way right out of a job!!


  • MissHarlem

    Everyone should show some tact bottom line. Its not what you do thats always questioned its how you do it. Simple

  • KrayZKat

    @Mamacita - the voice of reason :clap:


    Have yall NEVER seen roasts when Lisa Lampenelli is there? Her fellow comedians ALWAYS make fun of her love for black men! She herself jokes about it! Plus Gilbert joked about it on a roast with her already!

    Yall need to watch more comedy central man.

    Godfrey been making vile jokes b4 he got the AFLAC gig, what do they expect from a c-o-m-e-d-i-a-n?


    :cosign: cinna, I've heard him say worse plenty of times. But his voice can make a sane man insane if you listen too long.


    If those statements are racist, then dear Sandra you yourself are guilty, you have said far more offensive things towards blacks...

  • Choco aka Hippie

    :clap: Good for AFLAC now someone let 50 know how effn stupid he is!

  • 2012

    NIGGA! why everytime I read yo comments, you come off ass a DICK SUCKER?????

    when everybody else call bullshit, you sit up there talkin bout you aint see no racist comment.

    same thing when folks call out celeb bullshit, here you come

    Damn! you need to change your name from @eastpointvet to @ASSKISSINGVET.


  • pinksghetti

    It's definitely not funny to joke about what the tragedy in Japan. My question is that who know that he was the voice for the Aflac duck before this?

  • Bird

    That's cool I guess, but I didn't even know he was the voice of the duck.

  • omina-homina

    I thought his as WAS Japanese.

    What a fun last name 'Gottfried'.

    - Gilbert "GottFired"
    - Gilbert "GottFried"
    - Gilbert "GottDamn"

  • omina-homina

    I meant to type that I thought his ASS WAS Japanese.

  • Jerrica

    I knew that damn duck sounded like someone but I couldn't put my finger on it.

  • J2201987

    "That’s cool I guess, but I didn’t even know he was the voice of the duck."

    I knew he was the Aflac duck, he was also Iago(sp?) the parrot on the old Alladin cartoon series.

  • Anna

    Jerrica says:

    I knew that damn duck sounded like someone but I couldn’t put my finger on it.

    His voice is very distinctively annoying.