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Comic In Aflac Duck Ads Fired.

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Now that Gilbert has been fired, how about Rayman replacing him? Hey just listen to this,  “Aflac”, sounds just like the duck huh?

Disability insurer Aflac Inc fired comedian Gilbert Gottfried as the voice of its iconic duck on Monday after a series of Twitter jokes about the earthquake in Japan, the company’s most important market.

Gottfried fired off a dozen jokes on the social media service over the weekend, all riffing in one way or another on the devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

The company said his comments “were lacking in humor and certainly do not represent the thoughts and feelings of anyone at Aflac.”

Aflac said it would 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.

via Comic in Aflac duck ads fired over tweets | Reuters.

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