Disgraced comedian Gilbert Gottfried has publicly apologised for an ill-advised joke he posted online in the hours after the Japanese earthquake/tsunami disaster.
The comic was fired as the star of insurance company Aflac's global advertising campaign after he made a crude joke about the victims of the Japanese atrocity on Twitter.com, and now he accepts he was wrong to make light of the tragedy.
In a statement obtained by WENN, he says, "I sincerely apologise to anyone who was offended by my attempt at humour regarding the tragedy in Japan. I meant no disrespect, and my thoughts are with the victims and their families."