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Whoopi And Joy Continue To Defend Gilbert Gottfried On The View!

And the battle continues!

Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg once again went at it with Sherri Shepherd and Elizabeth Hasselbeck today on The View, over whether or not Gilbert Gottfried's jokes about the recent tsunami that has devastated Japan warranted his termination.

Ch-ch-check out their opinions on the matter (above)!

Although we rarely see eye to eye with her, we think Elizabeth makes some pretty strong points.

But what do U think?? Was Gottfried out of line??

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Simon Cowell Putting Together AMAZING Group To Make Song For Japan!!!

simon cowell putting together amazing team for song for japan

See, Gilbert…this is an example of showing SUPPORT for a country that's experienced a tragedy.

Simon Cowell has announced via Twitter that he's putting together one hell of a group to make a song for Japan.

Here's what he tweeted about it yesterday:

Ok, For What Has Happened In #Japan I Will Be Getting Loads Of Singers To Do A Song For It, @justinbieber @britneyspears @katyperry And More

And here's what he tweeted today:

We Now Have More Singer's To The Song @JLSOfficial @onedirection @ollyofficial @katyperry @justinbieber @jessiejofficial @CherLloyd And More

Sounds like a wonderful idea, Simon! Thanks for showing your support!

We can't wait to hear it!

Do U think a song for Japan is a good idea? Do U like the artists who Simon's recruiting for it?

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Whoopi, Joy, And Joan Defend Gilbert Gottfried

After being fired from Aflac for his tasteless jokes about Japan, Gilbert Gottfried made an apology via Twitter yesterday, which we thought was weak and too-little-too-late.

Not EVERYONE is against Gilbert though. In a clip from The View (above), Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar defend the comedian, claiming he's "always inappropriate," and that "comics have never been appropriate."

Joan Rivers also came to Gilbert's side, and defended him with the following tweet:

“Oh come on people-this is just outrageous! Gilbert Gottfried was FIRED from Aflac for making jokes about the tsunami in Japan. That’s what comedians do!!! We react to tragedy by making jokes to help people in tough times feel better through laughter.”

Looks like Joan's not 100% on his side though, because she tweeted the following later on:

“Heard Aflac has 75% of it’s business in Japan. I stand by what I said but Gilbert-as a spokesperson-you should know who you represent!”

We understand the argument that comics are "inappropriate" and "that's what comedians do," but there's a time and a place for everything.

Publicly making tasteless, inappropriate, and insensitive comments about people who are currently in the midst of a tragedy is wrong, whether it's a comic making the jokes or a lawyer, or whoever.

Do U think Gilbert was wrong? Or do you agree with Whoopi, Joy, and Joan's defense of the comedian?

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Gilbert Gottfried Apologizes For Japan Comments

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Gottfried offers weak apology

In a very weak and too-little-too-late move, Gilbert Gottfried fired up his Twitter account and tweeted some half-hearted and stock apologies for his intensely inappropriate jokes about the tsunami in Japan.

He tweeted:

"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."

Oh, well, if you meant no disrespect Gilbert, I guess everyone is cool with you now. Our mistake.

Maybe you'll get your job back, I'm sure they just misunderstood you too. One big mix up.

How about you donate or go help instead of packing an apology into 140 characters?

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Gottfried Dumped By Aflac Over Offensive Japan Jokes

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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??

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