Ermey Apologizes For Slamming Obama At Toys For Tots Event

Posted by | January 4, 2011 11:57 | Filed under: Top Stories

R. Lee Ermey, the Geico actor who used what should have been a non-partisan event to accuse Obama of destroying America, has apologized for his remarks. Mediaite has his statement.

“A Message from the Gunny

‘I recently appeared at a fundraising event designed to collect toys and raise awareness for underprivileged children. While that event succeeded in raising thousands of dollars and hundreds of toys for this cause, I regret that I delivered a monologue that was inappropriately critical of the President. I was trying to be entertaining and simply went too far in this instance. I am mindful that my success as an entertainer relates in part to my experience in the Marine Corps, my devotion to its members, and the deep respect I have for members of all our Armed Forces. My comments should not be seen as reflecting on them or their views. I was just very disappointed in the amount of success that we were having raising toys and money for the underprivileged children this season. The poor economy has greatly hampered our efforts. My comments were misguided, and emotionally based, and for that I am truly sorry.’

Semper Fi”

When voice actor D.C. Douglas made anti-tea party comments on his own time, he was fired by Geico. Ermey’s rant was at a Geico-sponsored event. If Ermey gets to keep his job, how about rehiring Douglas?

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