A&E broke its silence on Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson’s anti-gay comments late Wednesday.
The cable network announced Robertson is off the hit show for the time being.
The network issued the following statement to EW: “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.”
Ah….horseshit. I disagree with Duckhead’s blabbering here from top to bottom, but it’s a free country (well, it used to be).
Yah, yah, I know, he works for A&E, and they can do anything they want with him as an employee, including firing him.
OTOH, they are firing him for expressing a personal opinion. They’ve already posted this huge disclaimer, but apparently that’s not enough. But hey, A&E, show some balls. I expect his viewpoint is shared by pretty much all of his family and friends who appear on the show, so why not just cancel the show??
It would cost you too much money to do that?
Oh. Well. Okay, then.