Patriarch kicked off 'Duck Dynasty' after gay commentsSubmitted by krp.nc on Thu, 12/19/2013 - 02:01
Old Phil may not be very PC, but the A&E media owners still are.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson is off the hit A&E reality series indefinitely after disparaging gays as sinners akin to adulterers and swindlers, the network said.
Related StoriesA&E announced Wednesday what it called a "hiatus" for Robertson, 67, after he disparaged gays in the January edition of GQ magazine. He also said that, growing up in Louisiana before the Civil Rights movement, he never saw mistreatment of blacks.
In a statement, A&E said it was extremely disappointed to see Robertson's anti-gay remarks, which it said were based on his personal beliefs and do not reflect those of A&E Networks or the show. A&E called itself a supporter of the lesbian and gay community.
The channel's move was lauded by the gay civil rights group GLAAD, which had quickly condemned Robertson's comments.