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"Duck Dynasty" patriarch suspended from show over anti-gay comments

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 01:11

Dec. 20 - Supporters rally behind ''Duck Dynasty'' patriarch Phil Robertson after he is suspended from show for slamming homosexuality in GQ interview. Linda So reports.

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He's the patriarch of A&E's hit reality show "Duck Dynasty." But now Phil Robertson is at the center of a controversy over anti-gay remarks he made during a GQ interview. A&E has suspended Robertson from the show after he said homosexuality is a sin and compared it to bestiality. His comments have created backlash from the gay community, but supporters are standing by him, including Louisiana's governor. SOUNBDITE: LOUISIANA GOVERNOR BOBBY JINDAL, SAYING: "I think there's also a bigger issue here. I think there's a hypocrisy on the left, when the left is tolerant of every viewpoint except those that disagree with them." Jindal criticized A&E's reaction and said Robertson should not be suspended from the show. SOUNBDITE: LOUISIANA GOVERNOR BOBBY JINDAL, SAYING: "You know I think it's ironic A & E is half-owned by ABC, ABC by the way will be airing a New Year's Day or New Year's Eve special with Miley Cyrus, so here you've got a network saying we're gonna allow Miley Cyrus to be on this New Year's Day special and they're trying to silence Phil for speaking out and speaking up and saying his mind." No decisions have been made about the future of the popular show, which has drawn a record number of viewers for A&E.

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"Duck Dynasty" patriarch suspended from show over anti-gay comments

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 01:11