Skip to comments.GEICO Fires Voice Over Guy For Insulting the Tea Party
Posted on 04/21/2010 8:27:06 AM PDT by Superstu321
PRWeb.com is reporting that voice over actor D.C. Douglas has been canned from GEICO for calling FreedomWorks and saying some very not nice things:
Los Angeles actor, D.C. Douglas, says he was dropped from the upcoming GEICO Shocking News campaign after a group of Tea Party members harassed him and the insurance giant over a private voicemail the actor left for FreedomWorks. Matt Kibbe, President and CEO of FreedomWorks, posted Mr. Douglas cell phone number in a blog post on biggovernment.com, instructing readers to Feel free to contact (him) call his employer too. Let them know that you are now in the market for car insurance. The next day, GEICO held auditions to replace Mr. Douglas voice on the campaign .
I called as a private citizen to make a complaint, explains Mr. Douglas. Racism and homophobia are my Achilles heal, but unfortunately my message included inappropriate words and I am sorry for that. However, telling their members to harass my employer to get me fired is an egregiously disproportionate response to my actions.
So this D.C. Douglas guy is upset that the TEA Party is racist and homophobic, yet he feels it OK to call FreedomWorks and ask how many people that work there are mentally retarded? Hes doing exactly what the Tea Party is supposedly doing, calling names. I went over to this fools website and I found this lovely graphic:
(Excerpt) Read more at threefingersofpolitics.com ...
Is this the gecko or the announcer?
Shocking News: Actions have consequences!
The first step on the road to recovery is admitting you have a problem. Good luck on your journey.
The man needs to seek medical care, as soon as possible.
Ostracized! Gotta love it.
An act of public protest is somehow a "private voicemail"?
No the only thing he can claim is that he didn't do it on company time. What a chump
Career-limiting moves: They’re so easy, even a...GEICO spokesman...can make them.
Osterized would have been better.
Buh bye moonbat
Well isn’t that special? I bet Geico loves the fact that he used their “mascott” in the attack.
If I were in advertising I would certainly exclude this guy from any future spots.
Hey that’s the tax money you COULD have saved if you didn’t vote Progressive!
Even a caveman would know better than to leave that voicemail.
When you’re a public figure, and the public face (or voice) of a company ... using your private citizenship to slam a large portion of the customer base can threaten your job.
Use better judgment next time.
Breitbart article on the original calls
link to the full call
He asks “how many” are “retarded” TWICE in case it wasn’t clear and then asks essentially “how are you going to spin it when one of your people finally kills someone”.
What a Stalinist. No unemployment checks for this useful idiot, please.