Gilbert Gottfried, 50 Cent rip on Japan via Twitter; Aflac fires Gottfried
While The Juice* has been horrified watching the disaster in Japan unfold just like the rest of you, at least a couple of celebs have gotten some dirty looks by jabbering a bit too much on their Twitter feeds. It seems comedian Gilbert Gottfried and rapper 50 Cent were saying a bit too much, too soon over the weekend. But since when have you known those two to have any good taste?
Gottfried, who has a pretty filthy act to begin with, started making jokes Saturday, saying things on @RealGilbert like, "I was talking to my Japanese real estate agent. I said 'is there a school in this area.' She said 'not now, but just wait'" and "What does every Japanese person have in their apartment? Flood lights." He got pretty dirty, too, but we won't share those, although he did once sort of acknowledge the criticism with "Japan called me. They said 'maybe those jokes are a hit in the US, but over here, they're all sinking."
Someone who was not amused was insurer Aflac Inc., which fired him as the voice of its oft-exasperated mascot duck Monday for insulting its most important market (Aflac is the No. 1 foreign insurer there).
The company said his comments "were lacking in humor and certainly do not represent the thoughts and feelings of anyone at Aflac," Reuters reports. Whoops.
Fiddy, meanwhile, started off Friday with concern, tweeting via @50cent "Man I hate to say this but the world is coming to a end. Look at japan tell the people you value you love them." Then he started to go off the deep end, saying things like, "Its all good Till b----es see there christian louboutins floating down da street s--- gone get crazy" and then "Look this is very serious people I had to evacuate all my hoe's from LA,Hawaii and Japan. I had to do it. Lol".
He eventually settled down, however, reasoning "Some of my tweets are ignorant I do it for shock value. Hate it or love it. I'm cool either way 50cent". At least he admits it. Can't you guys just recommend a charity like everyone else?
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