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Gilbert Gottfried has been defended by Whoopi Goldberg following his sacking by insurance firm Aflac earlier this week.
Gilbert Gottfried, the American comedian who was fired by Aflac for joking about the Japanese tsunami, has been defended by a number of high profile celebrities, reports the Vancouver Sun.Gottfried was promptly fired from his role as the voice of Aflac's 'duck' mascot after making a number of crude jokes about the recent disaster. He told twitter followers, "I just split up with my girlfriend, but like the Japanese say, they'll be another one floating by any minute now". After a barrage of criticism, the 56-year-old tweeted an apology, saying, "I sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by my attempt at humor regarding the tragedy in Japan". However, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar rushed to defend the embattled comedian on their popular daytime talk show 'The View', with Goldberg noting, "I think that one of the things that people always forget is that comics have never been appropriate... that's the whole idea". Behar added, "Have you seen his act? It's always inappropriate. That's his act".
Joan Rivers added herself to the list of Gilbert Gottfried's defenders, saying, "That's what comedians do!!! We react to tragedy by making jokes to help people in tough times feel better through laughter". Radio host Howard Stern, who's no stranger to controversy, said, "When the Aflac people hired him to be the Aflac duck, they knew all of this. They know this is an offensive guy. This is a guy whose humor is offensive".


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just the facts, m'am

UNBELIEVABLE... there is no place anywhere on earth this comment is appropriate or acceptable!!! Only mindless liberals would justify this garbage. Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder was fired for telling the truth... now lives in poverty in Vegas, yet this goof gets defended by the likes of Rivers and Goldberg? Go over to Japan and then lets see how far you defend this moron... They all should be shipped off to Japan and help with the clean - up... check your ignorant funny bone at the door....
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UNBELIEVABLE... there is no place anywhere on earth this comment is appropriate or acceptable!!! Only mindless liberals would justify this garbage. Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder was fired for telling the truth... now lives in poverty in Vegas, yet this goof gets defended by the likes of Rivers and Goldberg? Go over to Japan and then lets see how far you defend this moron... They all should be shipped off to Japan and help with the clean - up... check your ignorant funny bone at the door...., UNBELIEVABLE... there is no place anywhere on earth this comment is appropriate or acceptable!!! Only mindless liberals would justify this garbage. Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder was fired for telling the truth... now lives in poverty in Vegas, yet this goof gets defended by the likes of Rivers and Goldberg? Go over to Japan and then lets see how far you defend this moron... They all should be shipped off to Japan and help with the clean - up... check your ignorant funny bone at the door...., UNBELIEVABLE... there is no place anywhere on earth this comment is appropriate or acceptable!!! Only mindless liberals would justify this garbage. Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder was fired for telling the truth... now lives in poverty in Vegas, yet this goof gets defended by the likes of Rivers and Goldberg? Go over to Japan and then lets see how far you defend this moron... They all should be shipped off to Japan and help with the clean - up... check your ignorant funny bone at the door....
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UNBELIEVABLE! This comment is not funny, appropriate or acceptable under any circumstances. Only ignorant people like Rivers and Goldburg could possibly defend this sick idiot. Gilbert, Whoopie and Joan should be sent to Japan to help with the clean-up... check your funny bone at the door you goofs!!!
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IF IT IS DEGRADING IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM IT'S ABUSE. COMEDY OR NO COMEDY. I'M ALL FOR COMEDY BUT NOT WHEN IT'S ABUSIVE. GILBERT, JOY, JOAN, AND WHOOPI ALL HAVE VERY ABUSIVE MOUTHS. I'M NOT BEING COMICAL. I'M BEING HONEST!!!
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It was a funny comment, i especially liked the one about the japs being so advanced the beach comes to them!! Have a sense of humor people, everyone's thinking the same thing, gilbert had the balls to say it.
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I laughed my butt off when I read them. It's what's referred to as 'gallow's humor'. It cuts the intensity of horrible situations. Get a grip folks! It isn't personal.
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There's a time and a place for humor --- this was not a situation to joke about. It's a terrible tragedy and he'd have been far better served by being a humble humanitarian, offering to help instead of being an arrogant ass.
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I've never really cared for his kind of humor anyway, but our Constitution gives him the right to shove his foot in his mouth just like the rest of us. Give it a rest, peeps... Censorship is for communist countries, not ours!!!
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Goldberg, Behar, Stern, and Rivers defending someone who make hideous racist comments? Say it isn't so.
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EGOTISTICAL, ARROGANT, A$$HOLE!
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