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Phil Robertson is suspended for speaking his mind. What is your opinion on it?


Phil is suspended from the Duck Dynasty by A&E. Phil was asked certain questions in an interview, he gave his opinion in a respectful manner. Do you agree with the decision by the network or is free speech taken away?

 

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    thomasczech 3 years ago

    Every time he has been asked, he says that he loves all the people. He didn't make a negative or bad comment toward the people. Phil said that he doesn't agree with the lifestyle. Does he not have the right to answer honestly when asked a question?


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    IDONO 3 years ago

    I agree, except for calling an unpopular opinion, bad behavior. It's not. A&E could care less what his opinion is, but they do care how it will effect their advertisers that financially support them. It's a business decision. Nothing more. Noth l


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    ziyena 3 years ago

    His only crime is that he put his foot in his mouth ... he had a right no matter how ignorant the way he put it lol


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    Jacqui (jlpark) 3 years ago

    Differing opinions often help people to further their knowledge - allowing them to learn from another + vice versa. Stopping that as we do now is stifling growth. If he hasn't broken contract - then yes i agree, just stop watching. Simple really!


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    thomasczech 3 years ago

    true, but the network knew about their life and beliefs prior to hiring them. to suspend someone now just because they do not agree does not seem fair to me. I believe in always answering honestly. What else do u think he could have done?


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    Larry Wall 3 years ago

    ChristinS, you are correct. As a reporter who depended on freedom of speech & press, I know people have a right to their opinions. They can be restricted by contracts. The client-doctor-clergy privilege is a prime example of restricting free spee


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    JR Scarbrough MFA (JRScarbrough) 3 years ago

    Why would anyone throw anything at you? It’s all just reversing the bigotry these days. It’s ok for people to call a Christian man bigoted names but not for that man to say e believes what the bible says. Isn’t that just unfair?

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago

    I believe it is his religious belief from his bible, although I could be wrong about why he believes the way he does, since I have not heard all the details concerning that. I am just assuming.


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    Larry Wall 3 years ago

    I always thought A&E could do better. I am a native and resident of Louisiana. I have never watched the show, but I do not watch any reality show, since there is nothing real about them. The best thing A&E ever had was its Biography series.

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    Larry Wall 3 years ago

    If you are being paid to represent a brand, you have a contractual obligation to say nothing that would tarnish that brand. More that one celebrity has lost an endorsement contract for out of place comments or actions.

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    JThomp42 3 years ago

    Including his whole life and everywhere he goes? This was an independent interview with a magazine. Nothing to do with the show whatsoever.


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    JThomp42 3 years ago

    Yes.. You might call him a scholar. He has an MD. And is a very intelligent man. What really bothers me is when people make assumptions and have no idea of whom or what they are talking about.


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    Jacqui (jlpark) 3 years ago

    Depends on what is in his contract. If he signed it, and it has a clause in it that he has broken then they have every right to suspend him. If he broke it after signing it (even if he didn't read it) it's on him. If there is no contract, it's them

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    Larry Wall 3 years ago

    I lost my job of 22 years in 2010. My separation agreement has a clause stating that I would make no comments to damage the reputation of the company. I do not wish to do that. I did not like being dismissed, but the work of the company is solid.


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    Georgianna Lowery (Georgie Lowery) 3 years ago

    In the same interview, he alluded to his belief that black folks were much happier before civil rights and welfare. I'm glad to know you support that stance as well.


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    TSAD (tsadjatko) 3 years ago

    http://www.albertmohler.com/2013/12/19/you-have-be...


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    TSAD (tsadjatko) 3 years ago

    You are absolutely right but given the fact that he is in the public light don't you think he could have expressed his opinion a little more tactfully, maybe included something like what he said later in his answer to complainants? BUBBLE!


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    sheilamyers 3 years ago

    dragonfly: I never gave a thought to what the contract might state. You're right! If the contract he signed stated there were certain things he wasn't allowed to say, then the punishment is just.


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    Paula (fpherj48) 3 years ago

    Caleb..you are 100% correct! These are healthy, happy, simple-living.(NOT simple-minded) people. They acquired wealth via honest work.They enjoy a Faith-based life & are all about FAMILY. Just too natural & tame for the public.Too bad 4 the

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    Victoriasmith001 3 years ago

    he became rich by his own mind. He is old so may be his tongue might be sleep. And according to me he is frank minded person. So i have no more problem about him or his speech..