Will Duck Dynasty be Canceled by A&E? Facebook Comments Build after Phil Robertson GQ Quotes
Will Duck Dynasty be canceled by A&E?
A fury erupted this week after comments on sin by Phil Robertson of the hit show Duck Dynasty were published by GQ online.
After protests from GLAAD, A & E quickly dumped the reality TV star, suspending him.
Many are now asking if the network will cancel the show.
Other networks execs are likely hoping they will, as it would be a big catch for any network that broadcasts reality TV, but don't bank on much of anything from A & E other than a 'suspension.'
The Facebook comments on A & E are mostly lambasting the network for caving to GLAAD so quickly and threatening to abandon the network.
It may be mostly just for show from the network though - A & E isn't sacrificing any dollars, it's Christmas season and the Duck Dynasty family brings in a lot of dollars for the network.
That hasn't stopped.
All of the Duck dynasty memorabilia (including lots of products from 'Happy, Happy, Happy' Phil Robertson) are still available and his photo is everywhere on the A & E website.
Check out the network's Duck Dynasty page here.
The buzz was starred with these quotes in GQ:
"It seems like, to me, a vagina -- as a man -- would be more desirable than a man's anus," Robertson says in the January issue of GQ.
"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."
Robertson is then asked what he finds sinful, saying:
"Everything is blurred on what's right and what's wrong," Phil told GQ. "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."
GLAAD was not happy and preached a little about what 'true Christians' believe:
"Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil's lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe. He clearly knows nothing about gay people or the majority of Louisianans -- and Americans -- who support legal recognition for loving and committed gay and lesbian couples.
"Phil's decision to push vile and extreme stereotypes is a stain on A&E and his sponsors who now need to reexamine their ties to someone with such public disdain for LGBT people and families."
A & E folded quickly and suspended Robertson and released this 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," 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."
They are feeling the heat now on Facebook, check out the comments blasting the network for the suspension here.
What do you think, should Phil Robertson be punished for his comments?
Will A & E cancel the show or try to fire Phil Robertson?
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