New episodes ofÂ Duck DynastyÂ airing in January will feature Phil Robertson after all, according to a source “close” to the situation at hand, so it looks like all of that “suspension” hullabaloo was mostly for show. Â Granted, I’m sure these episodes were already shot and produced prior to Phil’s cringe-inducing (at best)Â GQ interview, but it looks like A&E has no plans to postpone the airing of the show regardless of their decision to “suspend” Phil.
We’ve already gone into detail about the entire “Duck Dynasty controversy” (three words I know I never thought I’d be typing as the weekend editor for Crushable, but hey – it’s news), so I won’t bore you with my “liberal bias” and my own personal thoughts on Jesus Christ, but I will say that I’m not surprised the “suspension” appears to be a ruse just for A&E to cover their asses. Â You know why? Â Because A&E needs the Robertson family far more than the Robertsons need A&E. Â They’re quacking all the way to the bank over this, folks, and the more time everyone spends up in arms over the entire ordeal, the more dollar signs the Robertsons see. Â Since I personally make it a point to never feel sorry for anyone worth approximately $400 million dollars, I don’t care one way or another what A&E decides. Â It’s not like the network threatened to imprison him, guys. Â If I made comments that didn’t represent my employer the way my employer wished to be represented, I’d probably get shit-canned. Â Why is this hard? Â Ugh.
The only real burning question remaining for me? Well, since you asked (Thank you! You’re so polite): What exact passage in the Bible is it where Jesus specifically references vaginas and anuses? Â I’m just wondering. Â Phil Robertson has every right to express his “faith”, and I have every right to question what his genitalia preference has to do with anything Jesus said, and A&E has every right to fake suspend him. Â And the entire world has every right to judge and laugh at America for focusing on something as fucking ridiculous as the fate of a reality show above all else right now.