Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has been suspended from the A&E show for comments he made about homosexuality to GQ Magazine.
A&E provided a statement to Entertainment Weekly weighing in, for the first time today, on comments Robertson made about homosexuality being part of an array of sinful behavior that guarantees you “won’t inherit the kingdom of God.”
“We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”
Mediaite’s own senior editor Andrew Kirell had some fun with Robertson over his comments, especially his rather interesting observations about bestiality the difference between an anus and a vagina.
The rest of the Robertson family will continue to be on the show during his suspension.
UPDATE: Kirell writes in response to the suspension: “We Should Ridicule Duck Dynasty Star’s Views on Homosexuality; But Suspend Him? Come On.” Read here.
[h/t Inside TV]
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