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Gilbert Gottfried Defends Jokes About Japanese Earthquake, Tsunami

Shawn Ehlers/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Comic Gilbert Gottfried remains baffled by the fact some people were upset with him last month for joking on Twitter about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The tweets cost him his job as the voice of the Aflac duck, but Gottfried says the controversy was much ado about nothing.

He sarcastically notes, "The first people to blow it up totally and were the most outraged and shocked and hurt were TMZ and Perez Hilton, because they are, like, the arbiters of good taste."

Gottfried says the jokes were no different from the kind of humor he's exhibited on Comedy Central roasts, as well as in the profane and intentionally tasteless film, The Aristocrats.

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