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Duck Dynasty Controversy Continues With Discovery Of Problematic Phil Robertson Video

December 30, 2013 08:09 AM by Stephanie Gustafson

You’ve heard plenty about Phil Robertson’s views on race and homosexuality, thanks to a very controversial interview with GQ. But it looks like the drama isn’t over for the Duck Dynasty star. Critics are now decrying a recently discovered video in which Phil espouses some rather contentious advice about finding the perfect wife.

Just when you think all the Phil Robertson drama is over, a new scandal emerges. This time, Duck Dynasty’s critics have found a video from a 2009 speech about wife hunting. They feel that Phil’s words of wisdom sound like a diatribe against female independence. In fact, a few Twitter naysayers have gone so far as to label the video as a call to pedophilia.

Initially, Phil’s suggestions seem fairly innocuous, albeit a bit out of date. Advising male audience members on choosing the perfect wife, Phil says that prospective husbands should look for young women who carry Bibles with them at all times. Also, he believes in ladies finding their way to guys’ hearts through their stomachs. “Make sure that she can cook a meal, you need to eat some meals that she cooks.” And if the gal knows a thing or two about ducks, Phil views her as practically perfect in every way.

According to Phil, finding a wife with all of these qualities is not possible for guys setting their sites on women in their early 20s. He thinks that women of this age are more interested in picking pockets than picking ducks. Instead, he advises, “You got to marry these girls when they are about 15 or 16.” Phil does add that grooms-to-be should check with parents before marrying teenage girls, but that tidbit’s not enough to appease those who have taken offense to his promotion of teenage marriage.

Of course, this talk took place several years ago, so there’s little chance it’ll change Phil’s reinstated status with A&E. But should it? Or should Phil Robertson be allowed to voice his beliefs, no matter how controversial? Sound off in the comments section below!

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One Response to “Duck Dynasty Controversy Continues With Discovery Of Problematic Phil Robertson Video”

  1. diane Says:
    January 3rd, 2014 at 9:42 am

    How old was Mary the mother of Jesus? For crying out loud, up until the last 30yrs it was legal to marry 12yr old girls here in America. Still can marry a girl at 16 with parents permission or she is pregnant. Majority of older couples got married at this age it was common look at Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn. It’s done in every country around the world. Find a pot worth stirring this is news worthy and barely comment worthy

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