Aflac fires Gilbert Gottfried following Twitter “jokes”

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iago and jafar in Aladdin

This weekend saw some harsh tweets from Iago the parrot. Tweets so harsh they resulted in his termination as the voice of the Aflac duck. Gilbert Gottfried went on a bizarre Twitter rampage, offending pretty much everyone's sensibilities with a string of jokes mocking the crisis in Japan. In what might be record time, Aflac fired Gottfried only hours after discovering his Twitter humor. Some of my favorite tweets include:

I fucked a girl in japan. She screamed "I feel the earth move and I'm getting wet."

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

Japan called me. They said "maybe those jokes are a hit in the U.S., but over here, they're all sinking."

Let this be a lesson to you wisecracking, rainbow-plumed characters: too soon is too soon.