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.


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 ...


very sad


This type of attitude shows that all that is important to Gottfried is himself. How moronic do you have to be to utter such insensitive comments? To joke about the death and the suffering that is going on in Japan is beyond uncaring. Maybe if the next disaster strikes you personally you might get a clue as to the unimaginable suffering people are going through. And to the jerks that respond that you don't have to read the jokes if you don't like them. You have to read the story to know what the story is about Einstein.


What do you call a man who got his face burnt off in a fire where he watches his fiancee and children burn to death? Gilbert GotFried Just a joke.


just waite peepz. when this is gonna happen to us and half of america is gonna die out, then we gonna crack up big time, wont we? its never funny when its about us. why not make 9/11 jokes the next day after the twin towers crashed? HAHAH osama blew our ass up. trust me i heard those jokes.! how very funny


i laughed but then i felt dam guilty. its not really funny :( people are dying man. i dont think we would make this kinda jokes if we first been shaken by the quake and were trapped in ruins, then seen a 10 meter wave comin towards us, and then if we managed to survive we would be radioactive. it sad and very scary :( my prayers w everyone out there


He is a comedian, not too funny if he cried about it. His job is to take ones mind momenterally off of problems, even if it is the worst nightmare since Harry Truman.


Yes there is some tastelesness, but comedy is just exactly that!
To Hell with being Politically Correct. This is no more than our own Vice President intoducing Obama over the Health care bill Victory speech "This a Big F**king Deal". Politically corectness has killed the king of comedy
Mel Brooks! If your to uptight that you can't laugh at yourself, then you should just give up and blow your head off. Yes the Japan tradgety is almost as equal to what we the USA did to them. Willingly, and determined. We our humans and there is no one that is perfect.
Did I laugh at the jokes? YES! Do I keep them in my Prayers? Most definately.


Can anyone be that stupid to write and Tweet such tasteless jokes during this tragedy? Shameful! He just sealed his career... as in done!


there should be one to vote HEARTLESS he seriously needs a cat scan he is mental to write that when so many people are suffering and others dead!!


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