Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Fired
“Duck Dynasty” Star Phil Robertson has been put on an indefinte hiatus from filming the hit series on A&E after comments about gay people he made in an interview with GQ magazine.
In an statement by A&E Networks they commented on their disappointment in Phil Roberton’s comments
“We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series ‘Duck Dynasty.’ His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The networks has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”
The interview which appears in the January issue of GQ, Robertson refers to gay people as “homosexual offenders” whou would not “inherit the Kingdom of God.” Furthermore, he also said a woman’s vagina was “more desirable” than a man’s anus.”
“But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man,” he told the publication. “It’s just not logical.”
The “Duck Dynasty” star also released an apology “I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.”
A rep for A&E acknowledged that Robertson would be appearing in some episodes of the fifth season of the show that had already completed prior to his suspension. The new season premieres on A&E on January 15.
What do you think of his comments? Did he go too far? The internet has exploded in response with a series of ‘I support Phil’ photos.