Geico Actor: I Was Fired Because I'm a Conservative
Who isn't familiar with that hilarious Geico commercial featuring a drill sergeant-esque therapist telling his "jackwagon" patient to take a trip to "mamby-pamby land" and get a hefty dose of self-confidence? It's surely good for a laugh ... or two. But the actor featured in the ad isn't laughing today, after he says the insurance company fired him due to his conservative political leaning.
"Yeah, I got fired," R. Lee Ermey told TMZ. "Geico fired me because I had
uh, I wasn't too kind [...] about the administration. [...] If you're a conservative in this town, you'd better watch out."
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Ermey is a former Marine and drill sergeant.
You can see some of the ad in the video below, as well as watch Ermey's quick chat with TMZ: