NEW YORK, Dec. 21 (UPI) —
Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, has come to the defense of fellow reality TV star Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty.”
In a post on her blog, Palin chastised A&E for suspending Robertson indefinitely from the hit show, CBS News reported Friday. Her mother weighed in earlier this week.
Bristol Palin starred in a short-lived show last year about life with her son, “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp.”
Robertson, founder of duck-call manufacturer Duck Commander Co., told GQ in an interview “the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers — they won’t inherit the kingdom of God.”
Robertson held similar views before he became a star. A videotape posted on YouTube shows him making similar remarks in an appearance in 2010 at a dinner at the Berean Bible Church in Lower Pottsgrove, Pa., the (Pottstown) Mercury reported.
In the GQ interview, Robertson also said blacks in Louisiana were content in the segregated South: “They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”
A producer told the Los Angeles Times A&E warned Robertson he should keep his views on certain issues to himself.