This is the kind of thing that happens when you're so insensitive!
As we reported earlier, Gilbert Gottfried had beem making some pretty heinous jokes about Japan over Twitter.
Well that now has come back to bite him, because Aflac, where Gilber was the voice of the duck, has just given him the boot:
“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.”
We don't feel sorry for you, Gilbert! This was a seriously simple thing to avoid!!
So what's to become of the Aflac Duck?
Well, that depends on if YOU want to be the Aflac Duck:
“Aflac will immediately set plans in motion to conduct a nationwide casting call to find a new voice of the iconic Aflac Duck. It should be noted that Gilbert Gottfried is not the voice of the Aflac Duck in Japan.”
So what do you have to do to be the new and improved mascot? Have a unique voice and don't be completely horrible about tragedies like a normal, caring human being.
It sounds pretty easy for most people!
Our thoughts still go out to those in Japan!
What do U think about Gilbert getting fired??
[Image via WENN.]