Aflac Duck Speechless Over Gilbert Gottfried's Firing

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If the Charlie Sheen train wreck has not offered enough fodder for your idle moments, this week Aflac fired Gilbert Gottfried as the voice of the Aflac Duck due to tasteless jokes that Gottfried tweeted in the wake of last week's earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Where Sheen was the face of a hugely successful syndicated television show, Gottfried was the voice of the mascot for a Fortune 500 insurance company. According to its own press release, Aflac "will immediately set plans in motion to conduct a nationwide casting call to find a new voice of the iconic Aflac Duck." (By the way, Steve mentioned the Aflac Duck in an eerily prophetic post here about crisis management in the wake of Tiger Woods' misbehavior.)

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