December 26, 2013 10:00 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
And…the never-ending Duck Dynasty controversy continues. This time, Sarah Palin is taking nearly as much heat as Phil Robertson. The politician immediately jumped to the reality TV patriarch’s defense after learning of his predicament. Turns out, she never actually read the GQ interview!
Nobody’s ever really thought of Sarah Palin as well-read, particularly given her telling explanation of her news consumption habits in a 2008 interview with Katie Couric. As such, it should come as little surprise that the former governor failed to read the controversial GQ Duck Dynasty interview before taking to social media to defend its subject, Phil Robertson. She admitted as much the other day, explaining on Fox News, “I haven’t read the article. I don’t know exactly how he said it.”
In this case, “it” refers to Phil Robertson’s rather graphic description of various sexual preferences, as well as his controversial stance on race relations in the Jim Crow South. But regardless of Phil’s manner of speaking, Sarah Palin believes the reality star should be allowed to express his opinion. Additionally, the politician feels that critics should remember that, in her opinion, Phil expressed only good intentions when he shared his thoughts with GQ. “What he was doing was in response to a question about a lifestyle that he disagrees with. And yet he has said over and over again, he doesn’t hate the person engaging in a lifestyle he disagrees with.”
Do you agree with Sarah Palin’s stance on the Duck Dynasty controversy? Or, having failed to read the interview, should the former governor abstain from offering feedback on the issue? Feel free to share your opinion in the comments section below!
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