Future of ‘Duck Dynasty’ at Stake as Robertson Family Says It Won’t Work on the Show Without Its Patriarch

Dec 20, 2013  •  Post A Comment

The Robertson family, which stars in A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” is threatening to pull out of the hit reality show over the suspension of Phil Robertson following the family patriarch’s controversial comments about gays and blacks, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker.

In a statement on the family’s website, they wrote, “We cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of ‘Duck Dynasty.’”

The statement adds, “We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right.”

As previously reported, Robertson was suspended after telling GQ magazine that “homosexual offenders” will not “inherit the Kingdom of God.”

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal have come to Robertson’s defense. Conservative interest groups have since rallied in his defense, as well, reports Deadline.com, which called the incident “A&E’s ‘Duck Dynasty’ disaster train.”

The American Family Association stated: “Declaring God’s perspective on God’s design for human intimacy has now become a career-ending offense in America.”

Meanwhile, “thousands of fans” assailed A&E over its decision to suspend Robertson, The New York Times reports.

“On Facebook and other social media sites, supporters of the family — along with religious and conservative groups — accused A&E of attacking Christian values and free speech,” the newspaper notes.

While some critics said Robertson’s position is similar to the pope’s, an unnamed A&E executive said the decision was made based on Robertson’s graphic language and his comparison of homosexuality and bestiality, The New York Times reports.

Meanwhile, Palin offered a suggestion to the Robertson family.

“Our new show that’s coming to Sportsman Channel, I was thinking about that this morning, too. Maybe ‘Duck Dynasty’ needs to scoot on over to that new network to charge some things up there, and I’m sure they’d be welcome with open arms,” Palin said Thursday on “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

robertson family-duck dynasty.png"Duck Dynasty’s" Robertsons


  1. If these racist, bigoted slime/balls on “Duck Die Nasty” think it is perfectly OK to hide their disgusting hate speech behind what they think is a “constitutional right,” then, yeah, go ahead and join a brainless airhead like Sarah Palin — and see how far that stupid move will get them. Otherwise, good riddance, you pathetic fools.

  2. Wow “biff”, perhaps you too could learn a little “love thy brother” action and work on some tolerance ideas too. Obviously you never watched the show. They have never hid their faith, and in fact, pray on each episode.

  3. Wow, “Ho-Hum,” your shallow ignorance could use a lot of work. The fact that these Robertsons hide their gross intolerance and bigotry behind prayer on every single episode makes it even worse. Obviously you’re a sucker for this kind of nonsense every time. Good luck with that.

  4. Thanks for the update on the latest in indoctrination from White House Youth. It must seem like a nice little diversion from the hopeless proposition of selling the American public on the wrecking ball that is Obamacare.
    Buns up, Biff.

  5. You apparently need a psychotherapist as much as the Robertsons do. Or maybe that should be shock therapy.

  6. Psychotherapy? Yeah, I’m not surprised that you would consider THAT to be the solution.
    No doubt yammering on to your shrink is going to make you happy and well-adjusted…someday real soon now.

  7. That’s the perfect retort from a selfish, regressive, destructive ignorant fool.

  8. Hello to all. I have never watched this show, nor am I interested in what any of these folks do or say….With that said, if Sarah Palin took issue with something that a newscaster said about her (“Free Speech), the why does she seem to back these folks? Oh, that’s right. She is a “biggot” too…..
    Unfortunately, “Free Speech” performed on the airways or cable is a privilege. If broadcasters are going to be fired for airing their thoughts, then why do these people get away with it? In fact, they can cause more problems because people like them comprise most of our communities, cannot read, write, yet seem to have all of the answers…

  9. Seems Biff could use a little anger management to go along with his psychotherapy. Phil said sinners will not go to heaven. So if you do not believe in God, what’s the problem? Be glad he is a Christian and just suggesting people should repent their sins (like he did). Muslims believe all gays should be put to death, but no one will talk about that because we can’t say bad things about Muslims, only Christians.

Your Comment

Email (will not be published)