Gilbert Gottfried Issues Apology for Offensive Tweets

Mar 16, 2011, 07:26

Gilbert Gottfried has apologized for jokes he tweeted about last week's earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The insurance company Aflac fired Gottfried Monday for controversial remarks he made via Twitter during the weekend.

The company said it was conducting a nationwide casting call for someone to replace the comedian as the voice of the Aflac duck in its TV commercials. Gottfried brought the character to life for a decade.

"I sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by my attempt at humor regarding the tragedy in Japan," Gottfried said in a statement issued to Tuesday. "I meant no disrespect, and my thoughts are with the victims and their families."

Source: UPI