Willie Robertson has accepted an invitation from Louisiana's newly elected rep. Vance McAllister, to attend President Barack Obama's State of the Union address in Washington D.C.
Willie Robertson, who is a star in A&E's reality television show 'Duck Dynasty', is going to attend President Obama's State of Union address.
The 41 year-old will be headed to the nation's capital on Tuesday night (Jan 28th) after he was formerly invited by newly elected Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister.
McAllister's invite is to act as a thank you to the CEO of the family's Duck Commander company, and his father Phil Robertson, for endorsing him last November and helping him win a special election.
After advising men to marry teenagers, Phil Robertson is in trouble again.
Phil Robertson upset millions when his homophobic and racist interview with GQ surfaced last week but it seems that the 67 year-old Duck Dynasty personality has managed to cause offence yet again with some incendiary comments he made during a 2009 Georgia Sportsmen's Ministry event.
Willie & Jase Robertson, Phil's Sons.
The video, which surfaced on YouTube shows the bearded duck hunter giving a speech and imparting some of his own "river rat counselling" upon the audience. When advising on what to look for in a woman, Robertson encourages seeking out underage girls. "Make sure that she can cook a meal. You need to eat some meals that she cooks. Check that out," he said. "Make sure she carries her Bible. That'll save you a lot of trouble down the road. And if she picks your ducks, now that's a woman!"
Robertson's homophobic remarks have split America, with his reinstatement drawing even further criticism
Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson will return to the show following a short suspension period, owing to his off hand comments about homosexuals in a recent interview with GQ. His comments shocked many, yet to others it was a breath of fresh air to hear some rampant bigotry in mainstream media (other than Fox News) and the actions taken against Phil following the publication of his remarks was met with with ardent opposition and calls that his freedom of speech being breached. Following this opposition, Phil Robertson has been reinstated to his role on Duck Dynasty.
Phil's Sons Willie & Jase Robertson have stood by their father
Obviously, his reinstatement has only appeased a certain number of people, with those outraged by his comments once again red in the face as he seemingly side-steps retribution for his archaic views. In a statement released to the Hollywood Reporter by A&E, the network tried to explain their reasoning behind Phil's initial suspension and then his sudden return. In the statement, the networks claims that it's "core values are centered around creativity, inclusion and mutual respect," going on to describe the network as having a "strong sense of integrity and deep commitment to these principles."
A&E backtrack on their suspension of 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson and announce he will be returning to the reality show despite his disparaging comments on homosexuality.
Television network A&E seem to have lifted the suspension on 'Duck Dynasty' cast member Phil Robertson despite controversy still surrounding his comments on homosexuality.
The Patriarch of the Robertson family will return to film the reality show next spring and will continue to feature the entire family.
The controversy began in the January issue of GQ magazine when Phil gave a candid interview on his beliefs and made some disparaging comments towards people in the gay community.
The Robertson patriarch's comments in 'GQ' have caused a stir, but Robertson isn't bothered one bit
Phil Robertson caused widespread controversy when his comments on homosexuality were published in the January issue of GQ magazine, with many outraged people summoning Robertson to explain himself and to suffer some retribution for his beliefs. Judging by Robertson's reported reaction to the whole furore, neither will be forthcoming any time soon as he vowed he would not "give or back off" this weekend.
Phil's sons are standing by their pops
According to MailOnline, Robertson attended church this Sunday (22 Dec.) as per usual, with his family also joining him at the Sunday service. Not only is the elder Robertson a patron of the church in West Monroe, Louisiana, but he also holds his own Bible study class and this Sunday he allowed one of the Mail's reporters to join him in class at the White's Ferry Road Church of Christ, where he addressed the scandal and explained what he believes in.
Networks the Hunt Channel and the Pursuit Channel are said to be the front-runners should 'DD' get axed from A&E
Following head duck-man Phil Robertson's ill-advised comments about homosexuality in the January issue of GQ magazine, A&E have been pressured to reconsider their commitment to the hit reality series. After suspending the aged Robertson from the show, A&E parent company A+E Networks have begun contemplating the future of the show and may decide to pull it from its line-up completely, but even if they do, fans probably won't have to worry about never seeing the Robertsons back on TV.
Phil's sons Willie and Jase Robertson have vowed to stick by their father
With the show's future on A&E in jeopardy, the heads of two different networks are said to already be in line to snatch up the Robertson's TV futures should A&E give them the boot. According to TMZ, they say that they have spoken with the respective CEOs of both networks who each held high hopes of securing the rights to the show should it be disowned by A&E. Merrill Sport, head of the Christian-affiliated Hunt Channel told TMZ that he would have no problems picking up DD regardless of what Robertson said, telling the site that the show and its personelle would appeal to the network's main demographic.
Continue reading: Networks Put On Alert As A&E Consider Future Of 'Duck Dynasty'
Louisiana's governor and now Sarah Palin have stepped in to shield the bigoted TV star.
Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson may have been slammed by much of the world's media and suspended from the reality television show by A&E, but this hasn't prevented the controversial Robertson patriarch from being publically defended by religious groups and high profile political figures. Robertson caused waves of outrage after homophobic and racist comments made in a recent interview with GQ magazine.
The DD Clan: John Luke, Sadie, Korie & Willie.
When asked by GQ what he thought was sinful, Robertson said, "Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men." Denying that being gay was "logical," Robertson explained his view by arguing "There's more there! She's got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I'm saying?" he was quoted as saying. "But hey, sin: it's not logical, my man. It's just not logical," the 67 year-old added.
Continue reading: Duck Dynasty: Why Is Phil Robertson's Homosexual POV Being Defended?
Si, Duck Dynasty's favorite Uncle, see's dead people.
Uncle Si, Duck Dynasty's very own Vietnam veteran, shares his wisdom and philosophy in his new book Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty's Favorite Uncle.
In a promotional video for the book, Uncle Si speaks candidly about his belief in the resurrection of the dead and responds to the nonbelievers who brand him "a weirdo" for believing in Jesus Christ.
"I talk to people all the time who say, 'you believe in the resurrection of the dead?' Well sure I do. I see it all the time. And they say, 'you're a weirdo.' And I say, I may be, but let me tell you, I see resurrections every spring."
Continue reading: Si, Duck Dynasty Uncle, Believes In Resurrection Of The Dead