The Aflac duck, one of the most-recognized advertising creatures (known primarily for his “AFLAC!” shout), was recently silenced.
The voice of the duck, actor/comic Gilbert Gottfried, was recently fired by Aflac after he posted comments on Twitter about the Japan disaster that were deemed insensitive.
The “Aflac duck” then posted on Facebook: “Gilbert Gottfried’s insensitive comments about the tragedy in Japan have left me speechless. But not for long.”
The company is searching for a new spokesduck; or, at least, for a new duck voice.
I think we have found their duck; or, more specifically, their quack.
Kristy, a Facebook friend that often quacks me up, has decided that the time has come to realize her calling her calling and her passion, and would like to take her moment and shine! Kristy will step forward and answer the call of the duck!
Here is how you can help Kristy become the next AFLAC Quack: Watch the video (it will quack you up), “like” the video on You Tube, and then leave her an encouraging comment on Odd. Sharing the video on your Facebook page and Twitter would also be appreciated. There is no guarantee that by liking Kristy’s You Tube audition video you will influence the AFLAC duck people. It is not a contest, it’s an audition, but you know what they say: “What the Quack, it can’t hurt!”
Wait, you need to know who you are really cheering on! Kristy is a mom with teen kids who lives in Indiana and works at a fertility clinic helping other families realize their dreams. She likes softball and Glee, and her favorite quotation is, “Love one another.” Most importantly, her passion is quacking.
Please….Like, Comment, Share. Quack you very much!