Phil Robertson’s suspension from “Duck Dynasty” has met with tremendous blow back from fans and even from folk’s who have never seen the show. From the average guy on the street to the Governor of Louisiana, people find this unfair. Governor Bobby Jindal is appalled that “Duck Dynasty” would suspend Phil, according to Yahoo on Dec. 19.
Jindal released a statement saying that Miley Cyrus’s actions on live TV at the Video Music Awards went without consequences. Phil, who just gave his opinion, gets a suspension. Here is the full statement Jindal released:
"Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana. The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with. I don’t agree with quite a bit of stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV. In fact, come to think of it, I find a good bit of it offensive. But I also acknowledge that this is a free country and everyone is entitled to express their views. In fact, I remember when TV networks believed in the First Amendment. It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended."
As a private company A&E has a right to suspend Phil, but A&E is making a risky move with their number one show. First of all it is hard to imagine that the Robinson clan would film the show without Phil. They have many family values, including standing behind each another.
A&E’s "Duck Dynasty" is popular because the fans love the Robinson family, but the fans aren’t too happy about the suspension today. While GLAAD requested that A&E take action against Phil after his comments in GQ were revealed, the TV station may have bitten off their nose to spite their face on this one.