Now, I have never seen this show but I know what it is about, hell most people know what it is about. This family got rich by making duck calls and then got famous for having a reality TV show on A&E, really that simple. Apparently people love watching these rich hillbilly’s do family things. They are a close family and their motto is “faith, family. and ducks” at least that was what they said on that Barbara Walters special last night.
Anyway the family has been in some hot water because one of the hillbillies said that he hated gays and that they will all be in hell. He then went on to compare homosexual relationships to bestiality. He also said that he didn’t understand why someone would want an anus over a vagina, and so on and so forth. Now, I am not sure which one of these guys it was in the picture above but I think it is the scary looking mother fucking all the way to the left. So because of these remarks A&E suspended him from the program and now the whole cast refuses to film. I mean there are a few ways to look at this. If people want to make homophobic remarks it is apart of the whole freedom of speech thing, people are allowed to speak their smile in this country. There is also the whole insensitivity thing which can really fuck with people.
I think that A&E should really look at the issue here, look long and hard. This is their most popular show in a long time, people love this family. Now the whole family basically refuses to film for you, it is going to become a problem for you eventually. I think that this is just a really sticky situation. Obviously a guy who lives by the bible according to him though is going to think these thoughts.
If A&E was smart they would just have them bring up the issue on the show and then the show would get their highest ratings ever. That is my thought on the whole thing.