GLAAD, the militant gay-rights organization that has often bullied those not in line with its agenda in the name of LGBT rights, had a call with top executives at A&E on Wednesday that led to the indefinite suspension of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson for his comments in GQ that were deemed to be “anti-gay.”
According to The Wrap, the “decision to suspend Robertson came Wednesday night, hours after an early-morning phone call between A&E executives and GLAAD.”
A&E’s top executive, Nancy Dubuc, suspended Robertson because his remarks were in conflict with “the fundamental values of the company.” Dubuc was reportedly “responding in part to the concern of employees within the company,” according to an A&E executive. It is worth nothing that A&E did not, though, suspend two of its gay reality stars for similarly crude comments about their sexual preferences.
GLADD, an organization that has had a history of giving left-wing actors and celebrities like Alec Baldwin a pass for anti-gay slurs, also has reportedly “never received as many angry calls and emails about one of its positions as it did about Duck Dynasty.”
“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,” a GLAAD spokesman said.