GLAAD May Target 'Duck Dynasty' Advertisers Despite Backlash
GLAAD, the gay rights organization that has often bullied those who have expressed opinions the group deems to be "homophobic," suggested it may target companies that support Duck Dynasty.
The organization has never received as much negative blowback as it has since denouncing patriarch Phil Robertson for comments that were supposedly "anti-gay."
Even though A&E already indefinitely suspended Robertson after a call with GLAAD executives, the organization is researching "companies who use Robertson as a spokesperson."
“Silence is agreement in this case,” GLAAD's vice president of communications Rich Ferraro told TheWrap on Thursday. “With such egregious anti-gay and racist comments, those companies that choose to be affiliated with this family need to speak out.”
Such actions may cause even more of a blowback than what the organization has already received, with callers agreeing that Phil Robertson should be able to express his views without being silenced.
“In the five-and-a-half years I’ve worked at GLAAD, I’ve never received so many violently angry phone calls and social media posts attacking GLAAD for us speaking out against these comments,” Ferraro said.
The organization would also like Robertson to "sit down with gay families in Louisiana and learn about their lives and the values they share."
In contrast to the outrage expressed over Robertson's comments, GLAAD has given left-wing actors and celebrities like Alec Baldwin a pass for anti-gay slurs in the past.