Quick thought on Gilbert Gottfried’s misadventure…

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The comedian Gilbert Gottfried got fired by his employer Aflac for making jokes about Japan. Was it too soon to joke? Waiting one more month  would have been different? Can we laugh about everything? Were his jokes funny? Ok, I am not the one to be objective about it as I laugh very easily and about everything. And should I feel guilty about that? No, I don’t think so.

Well, what I am sure is that aiming a comedian is a very easy target. Isn’t it his job to make jokes? Should we censor those who are here to make us laugh? There is a fine line between a good joke and an insult, but in that case I really don’t think that Gottfried crossed that line. It may not have been the best jokes ever made but if we want to get angry at someone, we’d better aim those who really don’t care about the japanese people and also about us.

Let’s have a look at what I found written in the newspapers by “serious” people few days only after the disaster. I just put my 2 favourite headlines…

  • “Warren Buffet sees ‘buying opportunity’ in striken Japan”: really? An earthquake, a tsunami and a nuclear disaster but Japan still has good buying opportunity so everything’s fine, right? Cause after 2 weeks the most important is the japanese stock indexes. So, people, stop panicking and invest in Japan. You’ll make a sh*** load of money as reconstruction spending will help… so don’t sell your stocks. Ouf! L’honneur est sauf!

 

  • “Le drame japonais menace l’avenir du nucléaire” (The japanese disaster threatens the future of the nuclear energy- it was the headline of the french newspaper “le figaro” 15/03): again, really???? Isn’t he future of the japanese people who is being threaten by the nuclear instead ? Personnally,This is the kind of joke that I think should get people fired…

You know what? Gottfried jokes are not what’s killing the japanese people. It’s the greedy politicians and business men who are. So f*** the nuclear’s future, the stock market and let’s joke! that’s all we have left and something they can’t put a price on…

    

 

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