According to Ermey, he was fired by Geico because he bashed President Barack Obama in December 2010, saying his administration was trying to “impose socialism” on the American people and was “destroying the country.”
Source – TMZ
If you don’t remember R. Lee Ermey’s Geico commercial where he played a therapist you can check it out here.
Is it legal to fire someone because of their political beliefs? My guess is that wasn’t the official reason, so I’m surprised he even said that on camera.
Hat tip: Rick