It was many months ago when the news first broke about Phil Robertson’s interview with GQ, and they have in many ways changed the “Duck Dynasty” franchise forever. While the show is still a hit, it’s not the global smash that it once was. Not only that, but the family are no longer media darlings. Maybe this would have happened to a certain extent anyway thanks to viewer fatigue, but it is very hard to say for certain without being in that situation.
Since that point, Phil has kept fairly quiet about the backlash to his comments, which included him comparing homosexuality to a form of bestiality expressed in the Bible. So what is he saying now? In a chat with Us Weekly, he basically stood by everything he first said:
“They’re mad at me, but I’m really just quoting what God said, so He’s the one they have a problem with.”
Meanwhile, Robertson also addressed some other comments that he made in the past, claiming that he never saw an angry African-American growing up during the times of segregation in the south:
“I was just giving my experience … The point I was making was that even when our black brothers didn’t have their civil rights, those people had that one thing the government couldn’t take from them: their faith. They would sing spiritual songs as they were going across those cotton fields … Old Jesse [Jackson] got mad at me and said something about how I was a Jim Crow and a racist. We don’t look at people like black, white and brown. We’re all members of the human race.”
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