Everybody's heard about it.
Lance Baxter, aka DC Douglas, the voice actor for the Geico commercials, was fired by that auto insurance company after he left a hateful voice mail at FreedomWorks, a pro-Tea Party group. Apparently, Baxter/Douglas--who sounds very stereotypically gay on the voice mail--was angry at alleged anti-gay sentiment in the Tea Party movement. After FreedomWorks released Baxter's pseudo-civil tirade Geico handed the actor his walking papers. Adios muchacho!
Now I'm not sure if Baxter was fired specifically for spewing hate against FreedomWorks or for using the politically incorrect word "retarded" in his rant, but either way it's downright thrilling to see a denizen of the Left get his just desserts. I don't expect Baxter to be jobless for long. Hollywood's owned by liberals who'd love to have sweet Lance come and talk for them (or to them). So I'm sure Baxter/Douglas will be drawing a paycheck again soon. But for now Geico Dude is jobless and I, for one, couldn't be happier.