US Comedian Fired for “Crude” Quake Jokes


American comedian Gilbert Gottfried has been sacked from his job of voicing a duck after making a series of “crude” and “insensitive” jokes about Japan’s recent earthquakes.

The jokes in question, published as a series of Tweets and already deleted:

Japan is really advanced. They don’t go to the beach. The beach comes to them.

What do the japanese have in common with @howardstern? They’re both radio active.

Japan had put out this urgent plea….” PLEASE SEND US A FEW BIlLION RUBBER DUCKIES!!!!!”

Japan called me. They said “maybe those jokes are a hit in the US, but over here, they’re all sinking.

I fucked a girl in japan. She screamed “I feel the earth move and I’m getting wet.”

My book #rubberBallsAndLiquor was released in japan. It’s making quite a splash.

What does every Japanese person have in their apartment? Flood lights.

I asked a girl in Japan to have sex with me. She said “okay, but you’ll have to sleep in the wet spot.”

What do Japanese Jews like to eat? Hebrew National Tsunami.

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.”

My Japanese doctor advised me to stay healthy I need 50 million gallons of water a day.

Twitter’s ability to cause almost any celebrity it comes into contact with to self-destruct remains as impressive as ever.

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