Gottfried was fired as the voice of the Aflac duck featured in the insurance company advertisements in mid-March after he made some insensitive tweets about the disaster in Japan.
The Aladdin actor later apologised for the remarks, but the company still decided to replace Gottfried. A Minneapolis salesman was chosen to replace the comedian in late April.
Gottfried spoke to Naughty But Nice about the incident, stating that he blames the media for the ensuing fallout.
"I was on the news constantly, and they referred to it as 'comments and remarks' that I made," said Gottfried. "Because if you say 'jokes' then it's like, 'f**k jokes'."
Howard Stern defended Gottfried following his Aflac dismissal, claiming that the remarks made by Gottfried should have come as no surprise for the company, given Gottfried's propensity for offensive jokes.
Gottfried has attempted to repair his public image, but has thus far found it difficult, according to Pop Eater.
"Had about three comedy clubs cancel out," Gilbert said. "Why would we want him? He makes jokes."