jokes go too far

On PR Daily “Off-color jokes about Japan cost two people their jobs,” Michael Sebastian reported that a comedian Gilbert Gottfried tweeted many jokes about Japan that were not appropriate.  Aflac fired him for making these comments.  Aflac was very embarrassed and wanted to make sure the world knew that just because Gottfried made these comments, they were not in support of them.  PR people can be very outspoken in hopes of getting the public’s attention.  I believe that making a joke about something so disastrous is unethical and needs to be punished.  Twitter can be used for many routes of communication, but mocking something so serious as the disaster in Japan should not be tolerated.

 

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