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Aflac dumps Gilbert Gottfried for tasteless tweets

(CNN) - Gilbert Gottfried and Aflac are no longer partners.

The insurer cut ties with the comedian following numerous jokes on Twitter that were related to Japan's earthquake and tsunami.

In one tweet, Gottfried wrote: "Japan is really advanced. They don't go to the beach. The beach comes to them."

Gottfried's voice was featured in dozens of Aflac commercials over the years.

A majority of Aflac's business takes place in Japan.

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