A Tsunami of Tasteless Jokes: Gilbert Gottfried Unleashes Deluge on Twitter

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Gilbert Gottfried must really believe any publicity is good publicity, because making light of a natural disaster won't endear himself to a lot of people.

As the death toll creeps toward five figures, and with the fear of an actual nuclear meltdown lingering, the comedian absolutely went off on the topic.

Seriously, this puts 50 Cent's Tweets to shame.

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There's not politically correct ... and then there's this.

While some stars, such as Petra Nemcova, work tirelessly to support the victims of the Japanese tragedy, it's amazing that others deliberately mock it.

Sure, he's a comedian, and maybe Gilbert will surprise us and turn this into something positive. Until then, he can likely expect some angry emails.

On Gottfriend's Twitter page, 12 tsunami-inspired jokes have been dropped in the last day, such as (and these aren't even the offensive ones):

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

Tsunami humor ...

 

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Pfffff, have you guys never listened to his comedy? He's made jokes on 9/11, a time of much butthurt in the US. Go listen to his Aristocrats routine then grow a spine.

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cmon son

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To all the people that say "it's a joke, he's a comedian, etc" you wouldn't be saying that if it effected you. Therefor you are just a bunch of selfish assholes with nothing better to do than defend some prick who makes a joke out of a complete tragedy. It should have happened to you and your families instead.

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"on no a comedian made a joke about something tragic, I've got to come on here and bash him for what he said instead of helping the people in need and not worrying about what one man said on the internet" donate, go to japan and help, do something worth while instead of sounding like a self-rightous dick, btw here's a joke for you:
Why did so many Japanese die in the tsunami?
Their eyes are so slanted they never saw it coming, Have a good day internet people

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I really think the people who are defending this kind of "humour" honestly have no idea what has really happened in Japan over the past week.

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What kind of army does it take to destroy Japan?

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"Grow up people, these are just jokes", "He's a comedian", "To hell with being politically correct"... Fine. Those that defend Gottfried are correct. He and anyone else have the right to say whatever they like, no matter how offensive to some. Go at it. Laugh. Smirk. To hell with anyone who doesnt like it. BUT, screw you if you expect no backlash! It goes both ways, geniuses! Just because some Has-Been starving for attention at any price, says what he likes - hiding behind Twitter - That doesnt mean the rest of us don't get to express OUR opinions. You dish it out? Take the criticism too! BTW, where ARE these Tweets on his Twitter page?? I don't see them. WHY would he remove them? Anyway, your 15 minutes are up again, Gilbert

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i think he so mean for saying that , i bet if that happened to america and his house he wouldnt be making jokes. Idc if their jokes i think their stupid. So when somethin worse happenes to america and other ppl in 0othewr countires joke about it dnt get mad cuz like u said its a joke right?

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Grow up people they are jokes! You can't say anything anymore without hurting someone's feelings, OH PLEASE! Maybe his jokes are insensitive but everyone should pull the stick from out of their ass and understand they are just that, JOKES!

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With all the sincere 24/7 in our face news, it is nice to laugh. We need more of that in our life. Even when it involves ourselves.