Phil Robertson was canceled before it was cool. After being suspended and reinstated from the A&E hunting show in 2013 over alleged homophobic statements, the “Duck Dynasty” star may have been the first celebrity to be cancelled.
Now, nearly a decade later, the “un-cancelable” 75-year-old reality TV personality says he has no regrets about his words and wants that sinners in the cancel culture would stop accusing one other.
While promoting the release of his new book, “Uncanceled: Finding Meaning and Peace in a Culture of Accusations, Shame, and Condemnation,” which claims that Christianity is the ultimate antidote to cancel culture, Robertson made the feather-ruffling statements.
We’re all guilty of sin. We all make mistakes. Therefore, you have no excuse to pass judgment on someone else.
Robertson was responding to the outrage that followed his infamous 2013 interview with GQ, in which he screamed against the LGBTQ community. Robertson was “indefinitely suspended” from “Duck Dynasty” after his words drew outrage from GLAAD and other LGBTQ organizations. However, after an outcry from his supporters, who accused A&E of censorship, he was reinstated.
Despite the outcry, the backwoods businessman said he has absolutely no regrets about what he said. In the end, the father of five believes that cancel culture has gone too far. Robertson is most known for inventing Duck Commander, his family’s multimillion-dollar duck hunting gear company, which was the inspiration for the reality show Duck Dynasty.
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