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.