A sheltered hillbilly has come out (intentional) with his culturally backward social perspective, and it appears to have upset some people. It was revealed this week, in an interview for GQ Magazine, that Duck Dynasty star, Phil Robertson has some limited thoughts regarding homosexuality. For his money, Phil prefers vagina, though he crossed rather a controversial line in discussing it.
That a Louisiana swamp dweller who sells duck calls has his own TV show should be the most alarming thing about Phil Robertson. The fact he maintains Biblically-rigid sexual ethics should surprise no one. That his barbaric handling of the sensitive issue has gotten him suspended from the A&E program should come as no shock either. A lot of people on Twitter, however, weren't ready for it.
Robertson was suspended by A&E, for the filming of a future season. Nothing will be done about the upcoming, already filmed season, because A&E knows there are more important things than standards. Champions of free speech are at odds with those defending equal rights. Thank goodness for social media, where we can watch the whole matter play out semi-anonymously.
The hypocrisy attached to such a controversy is almost as alarming as the fact 12-million people watch a show about duck hunters. The two sides have essentially swapped position, but are having the exact argument that erupted in the wake of Alec Baldwin's idiocy.
Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) who regularly, if rightfully, calls for the stoning of Bill Maher and Al Sharpton, is claiming he never does any such thing and can't believe Phil Robertson is being persecuted just for speaking his mind.
Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) thinks 1st Amendment protection should not apply to vile bigots, except Alec Baldwin.
Meanwhile a bunch of people are wondering why nothing is being made of Robertson's wholly offensive racism. Gay is the new black..?
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