Phil Robertson suspended from Duck Dynasty

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.”

The full article is here.


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!





5 thoughts on “Phil Robertson suspended from Duck Dynasty

  1. Sovereign Canadian

    Thanks for sharing your views on this Cal.
    I’ve not watched the show much – But from what I have seen I’ve learned that:
    1) You are happier when you live how you want, and not how society says you should
    2) You can have business success if you’re passionate enough about you’re product, and even more passionate about taking care of your customers.

    I didn’t watch what Phil said – but obviously I’ve seen that its about gay people.
    Now I’m sure that what he said was insensitive – and that’s exactly what the blending-heart, politically-correct media was waiting for. He’s entitled to an opinion and owes nobody an apology. Maybe I should have a look myself.
    The network is a business and can decide what they want too – just hopefully they thought about it carefully first.
    My opinion, you won’t find me in any pride parades or hate demonstrations, or even caring about this issue much. Personal choices are just that, personal opinions and freedom of speech are another, and conduct of business is a third.
    I think the problem – a recurring theme – is the media. Without media sensation, Phil would say what he wants to say; losing some viewers in the process and probably gaining others – and the rest of us just don’t give a whoop.

    1. Cal Post author

      Agreed. You won’t find me demonstrating one way or the other either.

      Ultimately, I think its sad that the media baits people into saying things that would be better left for personal conversations. I wouldn’t want to call Phil naive either. I highly doubt that.

      We…our society has a knack for setting people up for great public success and then knocking them down right smartly. I do believe this is a well documented phenomenon (read flaw) in our western culture.

      I find it all very sad….just too bad.

  2. Cal Post author

    The man, uh er uh guy, uh….the spokesperson from GLAAD says, “…the world is changing, the country is changing and even the state in which Mr. Robertson lives is changing. And he needs to get in line.”

    He needs to what?

    Pardon me?

    I don’t think I heard you correctly?

    Surely, you didn’t just say “he needs to get in line” did you? Oh, you did say that….I see. So, what you’re saying then is only your opinion matters and Phil isn’t entitled to one…and if he wants an opinion you’ll give it to him? That about sum it up? That’s what you said…you know…in a nutshell, right?

    What utter disrespect and arrogance. And, this guy wants to be taken seriously as an advocate for the rights of others? You have got to be joking. I invite Wilson Cruz to come to my house anytime and tell me all about “getting in line” on any topic he so chooses. I will definitely straighten out a few kinks in his logic. Pun definitely intended………..

    1. Sovereign Canadian

      Another example of people being ok with freedom of speech and freedom of thought – until you are on a different page as the herd.
      Freedom of speech/thought includes the freedom to dislike somebody or something for absolutely no reason at all. Though I’m tolerant, you don’t have to be. To me it’s just logical to respect everyone at first – but I don’t care if you’re not the same.

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