[Ed. Note: Let’s be frank. Who gives a sh#t what anyone on TV has to say about anything? The very minute we start policing free speech, the First Amendment dies. In a truly FREE society, the free market would be allowed to determine the fate of Phil and his show. If you don’t like Phil Robertson or his beliefs, don’t watch ‘Duck Dynasty’. Clearly though, there are other forces at work here, and the double standard continues; disparage Christians and Christianity from every angle, while “protecting” select other groups.]
UPDATED: The news comes after the reality star compared being gay to bestiality, drawing ire from LGBT groups including GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign.
by Lesley Goldberg, Hollywood Reporter:
A&E has placed Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson on indefinite hiatus following anti-gay remarks he made in a recent profile in GQ.
“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 said in a statement. “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.”
The news comes after Robertson compared homosexuality to bestiality in an interview with the magazine. He’ll likely appear in season four, which bows Jan. 15, since production is largely wrapped.
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