Per Ad Age‘s Jeanine Poggi, GLAAD is already on the case, asking A&E if it stands by Phil Robertson‘s comments in the January GQ article. Robertson damns homosexuals and other groups with a quote from Corinthians. He later makes some reprehensible remarks that bring to mind Toronto mayor Rob Ford‘s “plenty at home” statement:
“It seems like, to me, a vagina – as a man – would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”
Holy mallard! While A&E declined to provide Poggi with a comment, they did send Ad Age a somewhat vague and contradictory statement from Robertson. To read the Duck Dynasty patriarch’s follow-up, click here.
The headline for Drew Magary’s GQ Louisiana visit (“What the Duck?“) now seems especially appropriate. Comments are coming in fast and so far are about evenly for-against Robertson’s outspoken views.[Photo courtesy: aetv.com]
Update (9:30 p.m.):
Robertson has been placed on indefinite hiatus. Via The Hollywood Reporter, here’s A&E’s statement:
“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.”