Being fired for cause can be embarrassing. How much more so when you’re fired from being a duck?
Aflac canned erst voice-of-duck Gilbert Gottfried. The new duckvoice-supplier is one Dan McKeague, a sales manager for two Minneapolis radio outlets. He was chosen out of 12,500 competitors. Click here if you’d like to watch Aflac’s delightful new announcement commercial and hear McKeague’s duckpipes.
Gottfried exercised his right of free speech by making light of the recent calamities in Japan. Aflac exercised its right to fire him for it. Good for Aflac. I would hope their decision was for the most part motivated by decency and compassion, though I suspect that the fact that 75% of Aflac’s revenues come from policyholders in Japan is not coincidental.