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Geico guy fired! Would you fire him too for his comments about...?

Audio: Geico VO Guy Fired For Asking a Tea Party Group Freedom Works 'How Many (of your agency's) Employees Are Mentally Retarded'
By Matt Van Hoven on Apr 21, 2010 12:30 PM


Asked by Anonymous at 2:32 PM on Apr. 21, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (4)
  • Just like the "dude, you gotta get a Dell" spokesman was fired for being arrested for smoking pot (even though it seemed a little ironic! LOL).

    Newsflash! Business are interested in making money. It's hard to make money when you are insulting a large segment of the consumer population who are at minimum sympathetic to those with MR! With so much competition out there, and this horrible economy, business simply cannot afford to have someone costing them business!!!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:51 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • Yes. Because many of them are clients who will take their business elsewhere otherwise. :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:32 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • its smart business to have a politically neutral spokesman. It cuts down on your demographic otherwise.

    Answer by Christina2135 at 2:34 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • Using the words 'mentally retarded", probably wasn't the best thing to say, THEN talking about it on his blog, ', probably didn't help. If people threatened to take their business elsewhere Geico had the option to keep him and lose business or let him go to save business. Geico made a business move.


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:52 PM on Apr. 21, 2010