‘Duck Dynasty’: Fox News Lands First Interview Since Controversy Erupted

'Duck Dynasty': Fox News Lands First

Willie Robertson set for New Year's special; 2009 vid surfaces of Phil Robertson urging men to marry teenage girls

Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson and his wife Korie will appear on Fox News Channel’s New Year’s Eve special Tuesday night, marking the first interview granted by a family member since the Phil Robertson controversy erupted nearly two weeks ago.

Willie and Korie Robertson will be interviewed by Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Bill Hemmer as part of Fox News’ “All-American New Year” special starting at 9 p.m. ET. Willie Robertson (pictured) is the son of Phil Robertson and CEO of the Duck Commander hunting-gear company that made the Louisiana-based family’s fortune.

Phil Robertson and other family members featured in A&E Network’s hit reality series kept quiet beyond issuing than a lengthy statement during the nine-day period when patriarch Phil Robertson was suspended from the show for making inflammatory statements about homosexuals, African Americans and others.

The elder Robertson was reinstated on Friday after an outcry by fans and conservative orgs who argued that he was being unfairly punished for voicing his religious beliefs.

As supporters of Phil Robertson cheered the successful campaign to pressure A&E, new video has surfaced from 2009, before the family became TV stars, of Phil Robertson suggesting that men should marry girls of 15 or 16. According to a report in the U.K.’s Daily Mail, the comments were delivered somewhat jokingly in a speech to the Georgia Sportmen’s Ministry org.

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  1. Pete says:

    IF, you support Phil Robertson and what he says based on his respected views and Christian values…must’n you also support and respect the Reverend Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church for his Christian values and their opinions? Or, do you get to pick and chose which Christian you chose to support and idolize?

  2. Kenneth Wilkerson says:

    Of course it was a joke Phil just has a dry sense of humor !thats what hardcore adult male hunters say to young teenage male hunters or fishermen. You need to marry them young so they can be taught or trained on how to PLUCK, skin or clean game. IF you don’t it’s like the old saying goes… They’ll be to old to learn new tricks! ( this saying is as old as the hills) Phil, next time have a big smile on your face So everyone will know its a JOKE!!

  3. George Smith says:

    Nice that you slipped in that last line about it being said jokingly. You guys will look for anything you can to try to bury this man.

    • ELAINE says:

      …And the Media are not stopping. I think they have a quest and that’s to bury the entire Duck people. Oh well. It’s NOT WORKING!

  4. George Smith says:

    nice that you slipped in that last line about it bring delivered jokingly.

  5. M&M says:

    Since when did people actually care what a hillbilly has to say?

  6. akkim77 says:

    This is ablsolute ludicrous that people constantly look to destroy anyone that they may feel threatened by. Why can’t people find someone they look up to and strive to rise to their level instead of tear the other person down to their own level. I guess that’s were maturity and Christianity comes in. Anyone interested in tearing someone down instead of bettering themselves is in dire need of PRAYERS…..and you’ll definetely be in mine. May God Continue to Bless The Robertsons’, and may you continue to reach to Him for your strength. God Speed.

    • Usagi says:

      I’m pretty sure you can be mature without religion getting involved. I don’t need to believe in an old man living above the clouds just to know “treat others how you want to be treated”.

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