During an interview with CNN this week, Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson defended his father Phil, who was briefly suspended from the A&E series in December after making homophobic and racist remarks in GQ.
Robertson said he believed the interviewer already "had what he wanted to put" in the article and goated Phil into making those statements by "specifically asking this and that." "Phil just said what he thought, what was on his heart," Robertson said, though he admitted his father "did some paraphrasing there."
Duck Dynasty has been in the news a lot following Phil Robertson's controversial anti-gay comments, but one of the youngest members of the dynasty is coming forward with a more positive message.
In an interview...
After a rough month, the Duck Dynasty cast is starting the year off with a new endeavor: a line of guns.
According to CNN, the Robertson family, in conjunction with gunmaker Mossberg, is releasing nine shotguns, two semiautomatic rifles and a semiautomatic pistol. A spokeswoman for Mossberg says that the weapons have already begun shipping to distributors.
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8. Don't Caption This Award: MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry lands in hot water during her "What's So Funny About 2013?" segment when her panelists, actress Pia Glenn and comedian Dean Obeidallah, take aim at Mitt Romney's grandson Kieran, who is black. "One of these things is not like the others; one of these things is not the same," Glenn says after the family's Christmas photo pops up. Obeidallah adds: "I think that this picture is great. It really sums up the diversity of the Republican Party. The RNC — at the convention — they find the one black person." Harris-Perry chimes in as well, joking that...
The Duck Dynasty family says there is no bad blood with A&E after the controversy surrounding patriarch Phil Robertson's anti-gay comments.
During Fox News' New Year's Eve special, Willie Robertson told anchorsBill Hemmer and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, "A&E and us are fine [and] we're looking forward to getting back to making some funny shows. It's a new year, so we're ready to break in a new year and start all over again"