Skip to comments.‘Duck Dynasty’ Fallout: GLAAD Reeling From Biggest Backlash in Years, Says Rep
Posted on 12/20/2013 4:34:52 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
In the fallout over Wednesdays suspension of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson by A&E for anti-gay and racist remarks, GLAAD is experiencing record levels of backlash.
In the five-and-a-half years Ive worked at GLAAD, Ive never received so many violently angry phone calls and social media posts attacking GLAAD for us speaking out against these comments, the media watchdog organizations vice president of communications Rich Ferraro told TheWrap.
He said those reactions range from those who simply believe as Robertson believes to those who feel that GLAAD and A&Es actions limit the reality stars free speech.
Also read: Duck Dynasty: Inside the Decision to Suspend Phil Robertson (Exclusive)
I dont think this is about the first amendment, Ferraro said. I feel its more about the America we live in today. That is one where Americans, gay and straight, are able to speak out when people in the public eye make anti-gay and racist remarks.
Robertsons supporters have started petitions, called for boycotts and include Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity and Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal. Currently, more than 70,000 people have signed the online petition asking A&E to drop the suspension.
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I really believe that homosexual movement has met its Waterloo.
I heard the gay leaders say “phil needed to get in line” ...
Well, its about damn time.
Where did I leave that little violin?
GLAAD’s “In Your Face, America!” shtick is wearing mighty thin with Americans.
Racist? What was racist? Are all blacks gay, or any of the other sins he listed? Whose being racist here?
No one is violently lashing out against you guys, gays or whatever....
You continue to objectify yourselves and we are just getting plain tired of your vituperous shame game.
lighten up Francis/Frances...
Who is dreaming of TEA and Duck for Christmas?
“where Americans, gay and straight, are able to speak out when people in the public eye make anti-gay and racist remarks.”
why the myopic exclusivity??
oh thats right PRIDE comes before a FALL...
“...the media watchdog organizations...”
Since when is GLAAD a media watchdog organization? They are a gay advocacy group, plain and simple. Typical. Leftie groups are “public interest advocacy groups” or “watchdogs”, conservative groups are “lobbies”. Spin, spin, spin.
You can always tell who owns you, it is the ones you can not criticize
I can think of some aspects of gay behavior which might be categorized as “inappropriate”.
It is God that determines what sin is. It is God who will forgive that sin. Homo groups like GLAAD embrace sin. How will that work out??
The homos think they are a race.
The author is a liar. I hate liars.
I thought that comment that “he had to get in line” was perhaps the biggest truth spoken ... Religious beliefs or conservative beliefs have to go to them
I have a cartoon with a quote from Voltaire on that subject posted over my desk at work.
GLAAD will be gone in 90 days. The organization got its marching orders from Odumbo and it thought he would support them, but Odumbo is more concerned about his political future that GLAAD and even A&E will be a thing of the past. Amen America is waking up to the reality that what you are forced to tolerate tends to blow up when someone says enough to the caca that is striving to be shoved down our throats
GLAAD needs to BAG it and move on...to other careers.
America’s no long afraid to speak whats on its mind
Sometimes leaders dont chose to become leaders..it just happens
the HEAD DUCK just proved that point.. ins spades.
When you constitute 1-2% of the population and swagger around as if you were 50%, ramming your perverted lifestyle down the majority’s throats, I think you’ve managed to get the attention of the 98%. Now that you have it, what do you think you’re going to do now, homos?
Satan is priming the pump for the word “sin” to be expunged from usable vocabulary. It’ll be the new “n” word or whatever.
It’s simple: Phil Robertson was discriminated against for being heterosexual. He was denied equal treatment under the law...getting fired for his sexual orientation.
Phil can believe anything he wants as long as he doesn’t verbalize his views? WTF?
The mistake Phil made was to talk about the mechanics of “homo-love” and expose the reality of that life. It’s like pro-lifers showing the masses what an aborted fetus looks like.
Not allowed!!! The facts of the situation are not allowed to be revealed and discussed...hence the Nazi tactic of oppression...in America!
People who love freedom........RESIST!!!
I’m very glad GLAAD is speaking out and showing their true colors.
.....the tolerance seekers have none,...thus deserve none.
Acceptance is not a right. The thought police will have a difficult time “controlling” this one. Mr Phil will be Mr Phil and be content.....not so for the others. A&E will lose big time......next?
CHRIS MELONI & GLAAD'S RICH FERRARO
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What strikes me is the number of gay/lesbian type threads on FR over the last year or so. When I told a friend of mine about FR being a very conservative web site, he checked it out a few months ago and told me he thought FR catered to a gay audience. Of course I corrected him on that issue and asked him to read Jim’s mission statement.
Maybe we should use this opportunity to "sit you bigoted faggots" down with CHRISTIAN families and learn about THEIR lives and the values THEY share.
Hey YO! Stupid, GLAAD MOFO pigs, when you start throwing condoms around inside A MUDSLIMZE MOSQUE, Maybe, Just Maybe, I might listen to you. But only if I'm drunk. What a POS crowd.
Part of the Disney family. It will be around a long time.
Avatar no longer posted to protest one of A&E's parent companies
It is a truly filthy, violent, disease-ridden life style, leading to early death. No child should be encouraged to pursue it.
At first glance, I’m thinking “Obamacare advertisement”
Journalism has not existed in this country for decades
I’m out of GLAAD WRAP at home. Using the more America-friendly Saran Wrap.
Also just ate a Turkey and Cheese Wrap. I guess I’m just a Wrapper at heart. Call me the new Vanilla Ice II.
And that’s a wrap!
I think you are being naive.
That is one hell of a powerful lobby and this latest kerfuffle is only a speed bump for them.
It will take far more than this to regain some sanity... like traditional values being restored into the popular culture.
I don't see any evidence of that happening any time soon.
This is not a Jimmy Stewart or John Wayne culture anymore.
I only remember them for the map that gave half the country to Mexico.
I am amazed by the comments on this article. I thought it would be full of offended homosexual activists, but it’s overwhelmingly pro-free speech. Even the homosexuals are pissed off at this attempted media-inflamed lynching of Mr. Robertson.
YES — I want to know what the “racism” was!
Racist remarks? Guess I missed those.
“I consider GLAAD’s campaigns to end the Boy Scout of America’s ban on gay scouts, raise national visibility of the violence and inequality facing transgender people, and battling for marriage equality to be among my ‘greatest triumphs,’” Ferraro said. “But if a teacher, coach, local radio show host, or parent realizes that ant-LGBT slurs are outdated and unacceptable because of this Baldwin issue, I guess we’ll call it a win. Alec Baldwin’s team has not been open to turning this incident into an opportunity for public education and that’s unfortunate.”
Something tells me the homos are about to experience what its like not being able to have it both ways.
Any chance he’s the spawn of former Mondale running mate Geraldine?
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