As the shocking destruction and death toll mount in Japan following last Friday’s devastating earthquake and resulting tsunami, trademark loudmouth Gilbert Gottfried cracked a number of poor-taste jokes on Twitter that his employer, disability insurer Aflac, didn’t find funny.
“Af-lac!” has since canned the quack.
Here’s a sampling of Gottfried’s sick (and lame) humor:
In other messages, the stand up comic used the recent tragedy to plug his new book.
On Monday, Aflac condemned Gottfried’s comments as “lacking in humor,” adding they “certainly do not represent the thoughts and feelings of anyone at Aflac.”
The company said it would soon start a nationwide casting call to find a new voice — and noted that it was already using a different voice in the Japanese market, where it is the No. 1 foreign insurer.