'Duck Dynasty' Star's Anti-Gay Remarks: Hollywood Reacts
Sarah Palin is among those defending the embattled reality family patriarch, tweeting "free speech is an endangered species."
Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson is in hot water after making anti-gay remarks in a recent profile in GQ.
A&E has placed the Robertson family patriarch on indefinite hiatus, sparking a flurry of support from conservative commentators on Twitter, and snarky comments from other corners. Among his champions is former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who tweeted, "Free speech is an endangered species."
"Those 'intolerants' hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us," she wrote in a post that included a picture of herself with the Robertson family.
George Lopez tweeted "What ? No ....," while former Firefly alum (and conservative figure) Adam Baldwin has refrained from sharing his opinion, but has retweeted his fans' takes.
Robertson was quoted in a recent GQ profile equating homosexuality with bestiality.
"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 the magazine. "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."
During the interview, Robertson was asked what he finds sinful.
"Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there," he said. "Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men."
Read what Hollywood is saying below about his remarks and A&E's response below.
Free speech is endangered species; those "intolerants" hatin' & taking on Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing personal opinion take on us all
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) December 19, 2013
— George Lopez (@georgelopez) December 19, 2013
— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) December 19, 2013
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) December 19, 2013
You don't have to watch Duck Dynasty to have an attitude.
— Jonathan Wald (@jonathanwald) December 19, 2013
Maybe Santa can replace this Duck Dynasty guy and then we can solve homophobia and the War on Christmas in one shot.
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) December 19, 2013
If Ronald Reagan hadn't defunded the US Public School system we might never have gotten to enjoy Duck Dynasty.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) December 18, 2013
So, which network is going to take on Duck Dynasty’s family? One that wants big ratings.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) December 19, 2013
First santa, now duck dynasty. Cable news will be unbearable for days.
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) December 19, 2013
I think that Duck Dynasty guy needs to see Wicked STAT!
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) December 19, 2013
Just got the call. My agent says I'm all set to replace Phil Robertson on Duck Dynasty. #bless
— Jen Kirkman (@JenKirkman) December 19, 2013
Judging by the comments made by Phil Robertson, if Duck Dynasty is your fav show...you might want to find another one.
— Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) December 19, 2013
Is anyone surprised that the guys from @DuckDynastyAE are bigots? Come on.
— Kevin Zegers (@KevinZegers) December 19, 2013