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Liam Payne's tweet for liking 'Duck Dynasty' sets off Twitter war

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Liam Payne, from the singing group One Direction, is in trouble with fans over a tweet. USA Today reports that on January 18, 2014, Liam tweeted that he liked the show “Duck Dynasty” and its family values. The young star is coming under heavy fire for that simple statement.

Liam tweeted to Willie Robertson, saying, “Huge love to you/your family huge respect for your business prosperities and the family values you still all behold. big fan."

Liam's Twitter feed suddenly turned into a war zone. Some people took his comment as a show of support for the things that Phil Robertson said concerning homosexuals. While other Liam fans realized or knew that, he was voicing support for a show that he likes to watch.

Two hours later, Liam explained his tweet to the outraged fans. “Being a fan of someone's show and the way they still hold a family together doesnt mean i am ok with all they say.”

Willie Robertson even tweeted Liam in support. He wrote, "Congrats to u boys as well. Y'all keep rockin, we'll keep quackin. Stay strong in this nutty world.”

No one would have paid any attention to Liam's comment if Phil Robertson hadn't said anything bad about homosexual people. Last month, Phil gave his opinion to GQ that being gay is a sin. After that interview, someone posted several old video tapes on YouTube in which Phil stated his anti-gay views clearly. A&E quickly terminated Phil from future shows, but many "Duck Dynasty" fans circulated petitions to have him reinstated. It was when the Robertson family said that they would quit "Duck Dynasty" if Phil wasn't included. "Duck Dynasty has a huge fan base and one of the highest ratings on cable TV. Allegedly, A&E didn't want to loose that money, so they brought Phil back to the show.

The Robertson's have never hid the fact that they are very religious and live by a set of values. Phil and Miss Kay have been married for 50 years. That is incredible by today's standards where many marriages end in the first year. They don't curse or have sexual scenes in the show to entice viewers. In fact, it is a show that all family members can watch together without being censored. This is another rarity in today's TV programs.

It seems that a person can no longer voice their opinion about a program or TV celebrity without starting an internet feud. Perhaps someday, we can learn to get along and maybe not judge all family members from the actions of one.

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