The family says they are standing by Phil and aren't sure where the show will go from here. "We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E's decision. We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word."
With the pressure on from GLAAD (and probably quite a few show sponsors), the network suspended Phil from filming the show. They shared in a statement: “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 network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”
Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson gave a new interview to GQ magazine this month and it has the internet going crazy. The interview went out to the media today and has sparked some major controversy over his negative gay lifestyle comments.
Phil told the 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.”
Phil continued later in the piece, "Everything is blurred n what's right and wrong. Sin becomes fine. Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there — bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men."
Oh the holidays. A time to reflect on all we are thankful for. And I suppose I'm thankful for all the crazies reality TV brings to my life. Better them than me, right?! It's also a time for the joy of giving. And reality stars have given us so much. So, so much insanity!
In order to show our appreciation to the fabulous famewhores who give our TVs life, we decided to promote some of the products they ceaselessly churn out!
The Robertson family of Duck Dynasty never ceases to amaze me. Not only do they have a reality show that is good, clean fun and no drama (you can actually watch with your kids!), they are constantly giving back to their community while living up to their motto of faith, family, and ducks.
Of course, the best part about this crew is that they don't pretend to be perfect. What an odd concept in the land of reality stars! Patriarch Phil Robertson never hides the fact that he was a less than stellar husband and father in his younger years, and now a new documentary explores the Robertson's past.
Now Jep and Jessica Robertson are getting into the action–and helping a worthy cause–by teaming up with fashion label Corello. As part of Movember (the Robertsons certainly have some facial hair, don't they?) the brand is donating 10% of its profits to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.