On Thursday, the hosts of MSNBC’s The Cycle dug into inflammatory comments made by A&E reality show star Phil Robertson recently which resulted in his indefinite suspension from the show Duck Dynasty. The hosts wondered why Robertson’s anti-gay comments were the focus of most of the public’s outrage and not comments they deemed “ignorant” about race. Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart fretted that Robertson’s adopted, bi-racial grandson is growing up in a hateful environment.
“You want to be on television and get all the things that come with it? Well, when you say stupid stuff, whether it’s on television or not, and you get criticized, you have to — and when it’s really bad, you have to suffer the consequences,” Capehart began.
“Phil Robertson’s grandson, Willie [Robertson’s] son, is adopted and he’s bi-racial,” he continued. “That comes towards the end of the piece after you’ve read everything that he has said about gay people, about women, about African-Americans. You know, blacks are happy in the pre-civil rights era.”
“Then you read he has a bi-racial grandchild. What environment is that child living in?” Capehart worried. “What will that childe to unlearn when he gets older?”
Watch the clip below via MSNBC:
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