Phil Robertson booted from his own show?!?
“LOS ANGELES, Calif. – “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson — suspended from the series indefinitely after making disparaging remarks about gays — is getting some support from key followers.
Sarah Palin posted a picture on her Facebook page of her with the reality show clan with the message, “Free Speech is an endangered species.” And Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal also lamented the suspension on free speech terms.
“It’s a messed-up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended,” said the governor in a statement Thursday the show is filmed in his state.”
My Take on the Situation
The only reason I’m posting this is because I’ve been expecting a serious backlash from this program since it went on the air and am surprised it took this long. We heard the anti-hunting, fur lovers beeking off last year but that didn’t go anywhere.
Now it starts, its not the blood, not the uncouth behavior or the downright silliness of the show that is causing a stir. It’s someone’s personal beliefs…and they hurt some delicate flowers’ feelings. Aaawww…boohoo! Phil spoke his mind and now I’m offended, poor me! That mean ol’ redneck! I like how they only pick out the parts they don’t agree with and complain about that and everything else is okay with them. What a bunch of self-righteous hypocrites.
Its called freedom of speech and freedom of religion!!! We can do that in North America! You better believe they would have thought twice before censuring him if he was muslim making those comments.
I knew it wouldn’t be long before a show that doesn’t have squat for sexual overtones, no swearing, no Hollywood glamour or drama and a family that gives thanks at every meal would be lambasted by the popular media and special interest groups.
I have to be honest, I love the simplicity of the show and the lifelong reliance the family has on each other and the wilds to provide rather than society. They’ve taken a simple tool of their trade and capitalized on it…I say good for you!
We live in a very sick society and A&E / Disney need their heads checked. Next thing you know Mickey will be gay and Minnie will want a sex change!! Goin’ to hell in a handcart…….I can say that because we have freedom of speech in this country and last I checked this wasn’t Nazi Germany or Communist Russia!