Duck Dynasty Dad on Blacks, Welfare
Update: A&E announced Wednesday that Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson was suspended indefinitely after making disparaging comments about gays and Blacks.
Um. All those who find Duck Dynasty so refreshing, you might want to rethink your fandom after these remarks by the family’s patriarch.
The heavily bearded Phil Robertson had the following to share with GQ. Spoiler Alert: We think he may want to leave the topic of race relations out of his duck-summoning mouth.
On growing up in pre-civil-rights-era Louisiana
“I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field…. They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!… Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”
Yeah. Dang blast those civil rights…making Black folk so unhappy. SMH to the third power. Read the rest of his…um… interesting outtakes on GQ right HERE.