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Aflac Duck Finds New Voice

Dan McKeague of Minnesota replaces Gilbert Gottfried

(Newser) - After 11 years of being voiced by Gilbert Gottfried, the Aflac duck has a new man behind it: Dan McKeague, a radio ad sales manager from Minnesota. Gottfried was fired last month after making some ill-advised jokes about the Japan earthquake, and McKeague beat 12,500 people to replace the... More »

Why You Should Have Sympathy for Gilbert Gottfried

He reacted as a comic would, but with awful timing: Mary Elizabeth Williams

(Newser) - If you were shocked by Gilbert Gottfried's Japan tweets, dust off that memory book: This isn't the first time the comic's attempts at humor have been met with cries of "Too soon!" After all, Mary Elizabeth Williams reminds us on Salon , Gottfried was the one who quipped that... More »

Gilbert Gottfried Fired for Tsunami Jokes

Aflac ditches comedian after tasteless tweets

(Newser) - Gilbert Gottfried has quacked his last for Aflac. The comedian, who has provided the grating voice for the insurance company's trademark duck, was fired for tweeting more than a dozen jokes making fun of earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan, Failure Magazine reports. Sample: "Japan is very advanced. They... More »

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