Gilbert Gottfried has lost a lucrative job voicing the Aflac duck
mascot in commercials after posting insensitive jokes to Twitter in the
aftermath of Japan’s recent disaster, according to the
Hollywood Reporter.

 

"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," a company spokesman says. "There is
no place for anything but compassion and concern during these difficult
times." Aflac, which does about 75 per cent of its business in Japan, is
set to launch a casting call for a new actor to voice the duck.