So apparently there is a reality television show called Duck Dynasty, and one of the stars was suspended from the program for saying something homophobic. So naturally, the GOP is running to defend him. Wait what?
Yes, folks, for real.
Sarah Palin expressed solidarity with one of the stars of the television show “Duck Dynasty” after he was suspended from the program for making anti-gay comments.
Palin said reality TV star Phil Robertson was only voicing his personal opinions, adding that “free speech is an endangered species.”
“Those ‘intolerants’ hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us,” the former Alaska governor wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday night.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said he found many of Robertson’s remarks offensive but said people are entitled to express their own views. The “Dynasty” family lives in Louisiana.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz also joined in the fun, saying that anyone who believes in free speech should be “deeply dismayed.” Which brings me to only one conclusion: I’m not sure that these folks know what the first amendment and free speech actually mean? Yes, you are allowed to express your opinions, however unpopular. No one’s gonna arrest Mr. Duck Dynasty for being a homophobe. But just because you can say whatever you want, doesn’t mean that there will literally be no consequences to saying super hateful shit. I actually wonder if these folks understand this, or if other maybe less idiotic Republicans (do they exist?) are embarrassed by these folks complete failure to grasp this basic concept. Shit, I’m embarrassed for them.
Verónica mostly sticks to Love & Hip Hop and Hoarders when she’s watching reality TV.