“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson has been SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY by A&E after a series of homophobic comments he made in a recent GQ interview.
A rep for A&E released a statement, saying, “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.’”
The rep added, “His personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community.”
A&E has suspended him indefinitely from the show. The rest of the “Duck Dynasty” family is expected to remain on the show.
As we reported, Phil told GQ about how a vagina is more desirable than a man’s anus, and how homosexuality and bestiality are the same sin. [Clearly]
Now, for the twist…
It has been reported that
A&E knew all about “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson feelings toward gays when it hired him — because the guy openly preached that gays were going to hell years before the series started.
So with that backdrop … A&E hired Robertson … then allowed him to do an interview with GQ where it HAD to know the reporter would ask questions about his feelings toward gays … and then when he answered honestly A&E punished Robertson.
Robertson may be misguided, but A&E is being dishonest for feigning shock about something it definitely knew all about.
Watch this space for developments…