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Duck! Aflac Tosses Its Quacker Over Tasteless Tweets.

If you happen to be blessed with the ability to convey a complex range of emotions by repeatedly uttering a single word in a duck-like voice, a rare job opportunity has just opened up. Disability insurer Aflac fired comedian Gilbert Gottfried, the voice of its iconic duck since 2000, on Monday after he tweeted a dozen “jokes” about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Aflac’s most important market. A nationwide casting call is under way.

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