R. Lee Ermey, Geico’s drill instructor therapist, is out for having denounced Barack Obama in December 2010 for trying to “impose socialism” and suggested that the Obama administration was “bringing this nation to its knees.”
But that was too much for Geico, who featured the Vietnam veteran in a recent advertisement as a therapist drill instructor. Ermey appeared in the Geico commercial calling a sad patient a “jackwagon” before throwing tissues at him.
Ermey starred as a drill instructor in 1987’s Full Metal Jacket and had other military-themed roles in Toy Story, Apocalypse Now and The Family Guy among other television and film roles.
According to TMZ, the insurance company fired Ermey for his views on Obama.
“If you’re a conservative in this town, you better watch out,” Ermey told TMZ.