Bristol Palin is showing her support for “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson, after his indefinite suspension from his A&E reality television show for anti-gay remarks he made in a GQ interview, according to a Dec. 20 E! News report.
Palin, who is no stranger to controversy herself, took to social media to defend Robertson. The former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant posted a photo of the “Duck Dynasty” actor on her Facebook page with the caption, “I support Phil Robertson and his right to express his faith and his beliefs. Shame on A&E.”
The 23-year-old showed further support on her blog with an essay titled, “Leave Phil Robertson Alone!,” and wrote, in part, “I think it's so hypocritical how the LGBT community expects every single flippen person to agree with their life style. This flies in the face of what makes America great - people can have their own beliefs and own opinions and their own ways of life. Everyone needs to treat others like God would, with love. It goes both ways.”
CBS News reports that the former reality star added, “If I were Duck Dynasty, I would take my show to another channel. So much disrespect.” The younger Palin’s views are consistent with her mother, Sarah Palin, who took her social media platform this week to post her opinions. She tweeted, “Those 'intolerants' hatin' and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us.”
Robertson’s suspension stems from the network’s disappointment over his remarks regarding the definition of sinful behavior in an interview with GQ. The 67-year-old opined, “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there…Don't be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers -- they won't inherit the kingdom of God. Don't deceive yourself. It's not right,” he reportedly told the magazine.