FAMILY GUY Scriptwriter Apologises Over Insensitive Japan Remarks!

By on 15 March, 2011



Family Guy‘ scriptwriter Alec Sulkin has been forced to apologise for insensitive remarks he made about Japan’s earthquake disaster following a storm of criticism on the web. The latest in a series of celebrities having to eat humble pie!

Sulkin took to his Twitter account following Friday’s (11th March 2011) huge earthquake and tsunami, which devastated the country’s eastern coastline and left over 2,000 dead, with the death toll tipped to reach 10,000 as relief workers continue to sift through the aftermath.

Sulkin wrote:

“If you wanna feel better about this earthquake in Japan, google ‘Pearl Harbor death toll.'”

This crude comment referred to the Japanese attack on U.S. forces in Hawaii during World War II, which killed over 2,500 people.

However, after a series of complaints from his fellow Twitter followers, Sulkin decided to delete the “Tweet” and apologise for his comment.

He wrote:

“Yesterday death toll = 200. Today = 10,000. I am sorry for my insensitive Tweet. It’s gone.”

Sulkin joins other stars who have come under fire for remarks made following Japan’s disaster – including 50 Cent was also slammed for making distasteful comments on Twitter, and comic Gilbert Gottfried‘s “Tweet” lost him his job as the voice of insurance company Aflac‘s duck mascot.

Serves them right!

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