LOS ANGELES, December 19, 2013 — Yesterday it was announced that the Duck Commander himself would be indefinitely suspended from the hit A&E show Duck Dynasty. Since then, the entire country has reacted. Conservatives are outraged over the TV network’s decision to suspend Robertson. The suspension came after Robertson made anti-gay remarks in an interview with GQ Magazine.
“It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical,” said Robertson in the interview.
“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,” A&E parent A+E Networks said in a statement obtained by E! News.
“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 network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”
According to the Washington Times, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal weighed in on the network’s decision to suspend the show’s patriarch saying it is “a messed-up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended.”
Former Alaska Governor and vice presidential Candidate Sarah Palin stepped in to support Robertson as well. “Free speech is an endangered species. Those ‘intolerants’ hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us,” wrote Palin on Facebook.
A “Stand With Phil” Facebook Page created by Grassfire, a conservative action network, has received almost 600,000 new fans in less than 48 hours. The group is also circulating a petition, which they say will be delivered to A&E, in support of Robertson. According to a Grassfire employee, the petition has more than 40k signatures already.
#A&E, #DuckDynatsy & #StandWithPhilRobertson are the top three hashtags on Twitter right now.
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