Friday, March 18, 2011

SLATE Parody Claimed More Japan Disaster Jokes From Gilbert Gottfried

SLATE decided to have some fun with Gilbert Gottfried's problems last week when his Japan disaster jokes posted on Twitter fell flat with some people including Aflac. Here's some jokes that SLATE ran in their parody of the news :

"What do you get when you cross a tsunami and a nuclear explosion? Stir fry!"

"Why do the Japanese eat so much ramen? Because it's so easy to make: Just add water."

"Did you hear about the Japanese stock market? It crashed on purpose!"

Earlier this week, Aflac fired Gilbert Gottfried as the voice of their mascot duck. However, Gilbert Gottfried continues to have strong support from other celebrity comics such as Lisa Lampanelli, Bob Saget, Jeffrey Ross, Howard Stern, Joan Rivers and others who realize that his jokes were only meant to make people laugh and not to contribute to the pain of the situation in Japan.

RealGilbert(his Twitter account name) tweeted that, "I meant no disrespect. My thoughts are with the victims and their families". And Gilbert Gottfried offers up this advice, "Observe everything I do and do the opposite".