infinite zest I kind of felt bad for Gottfried after the Fukushima thing. It wasn't funny and way too soon but I could see other comedians or writers doing the same thing and laughs all around the table. I'm not proud to admit this but I was watching a Seth Macfarlane cartoon.. can't remember the name but it's all shorts and one of them is "having sex with Gilbert Gottfried." It's one of the funnier, most self-deprecating things I've seen in a long time.
fluffy Gottfried's big mistake was making tasteless jokes about Japan while working for a company that does a HUGE amount of business in Japan. I suspect that if AFLAC didn't have so much business there they wouldn't have done a thing, since he wouldn't have been...
infinite zest Oh yeah. I forgot he was the duck voice. I looked back at the tweets and they're really bad. Does kind of beg the question though.. not sure if Ricky Gervais does product placement too but he's kind of known for telling off colored, too soon jokes and then kind of laughing at himself telling them because he's a big lovable British teddy bear. Context is everything (look at what almost happened to Stephen Colbert) but I wonder if those jokes would've gotten him in as much trouble if he had a personality more like Gervais'