Aflac's Nationwide Talent Search

Aflac fired the voice of the Aflac duck -- Gilbert Gottfried -- after he tweeted some horrible jokes about the Japan disaster. Who's going to be the next voice of Aflac?

Could you be the next voice of the Aflac duck?

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried's nasal voice was the voice of the famous Aflac duck – until this weekend. The supplemental insurance company fired Gottfried after he tweeted some disgusting jokes about the Japan earthquake and resulting Tsunami.

"Japan is really advanced. They don't go to the beach. The beach comes to them," read one tweet, now deleted from his account.

"Japan is really advanced. They don't go to the beach. The beach comes to them," Gottfried later tweeted.

Disgusting, huh? Aflac thought so too – they immediately fired him.

"Gilbert's recent comments about the crisis in Japan were lacking in humor and certainly do not represent the thoughts and feelings of anyone at Aflac. Aflac will immediately set plans in motion to conduct a nationwide casting call to find a new voice of the iconic Aflac Duck," the company said in a statement.

This nationwide casting call means you have the opportunity to strut your stuff to become the next voice of Aflac! No details are out yet about the casting call, but start practicing and we'll bring you all the details once we know more. This could be your big break -- and maybe the next Aflac duck will be a woman!

Will you try out to be the next Aflac duck?

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Comments on "Could you be the next voice of Aflac?"

RICHARD A PRICE April 11, 2011 | 6:07 PM

I'M YOUR MAN.... GIVE ME A SHOT. I won't let you down.

Joseph Schoenstein March 23, 2011 | 9:53 PM

I am known for my outstanding Daffy Duck voice and would be your next Drake Duck for AFLAC! I could certainly emulate a fantastic AFLAC sound for you! I live in the San Francisco Bay Area! Ready to audition at a moment's notice!!!

Vanessa Ricketts March 23, 2011 | 7:05 PM

Hi I am a woman and I just move here from england and I think I would be great as the aflac voice so call me I need a bloody job anyway thanks

Mary March 17, 2011 | 8:10 PM

I'm ready for the casting call. Bring it on.

Kristal Parker March 16, 2011 | 7:45 AM

I am a woman and an HR Director which would be more than appropriate to represent the next voice of Aflac and the benefits they have to offer!

bruce bowen March 16, 2011 | 6:00 AM

keep us posted on the talent search!

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