Could the Facebook backlash to Phil Robertson’s controversial GQ interview have resulted in the demise of Duck Dynasty? This season, the show has encountered abysmal ratings, which have been blamed on everything from anti-Phil sentiment to boring story lines. Willie Robertson, however, thinks that Duck Dynasty is far from over.
Facebook users are currently obsessed with the ice bucket challenge, a social media phenomenon in which participants douse themselves with ice water. In the last few weeks, LeBron James, Bill Gates, Taylor Swift and Jimmy Fallon have joined the movement, all in hopes of raising money for ALS. Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson has also stepped up to the plate — and his ice bucket video is causing quite a stir on Twitter!
Last night marked the season six finale for Duck Dynasty, a show that, as of a few months ago, Facebook fans thought was over for good. Although the ratings aren’t too hot at the moment, the Robertson family is still hanging on for dear life. The Twitter community was pleased to see that the season six finale included a bit of the rebellious streak responsible for the original Phil Robertson controversy.
The Robertsons’ Facebook fans may have won the battle when they convinced A&E to put Duck Dynasty back on television, but at this point, it looks like they lost the war. The show has been suffering since Phil Robertson shared his controversial views on homosexuality and race relations, and now, a recent disappointment at the Iowa State Fair suggests that soon, the Duck Dynasty craze will be a thing of the past.
Duck Dynasty has been a hot topic in the media as of late, thanks to Phil Robertson’s controversial views on homosexuality and race relations. Now, the famous reality family is turning up the heat in a completely different way — by launching their own take on the iconic Louisiana hot sauce!
Most of the Robertson family’s Facebook fans are satisfied to tune in to Duck Dynasty each week, or, at most, invest in Duck Commander gear. But a small subset of dedicated fans recently opted for the full Duck Dynasty experience, joining Phil, Al, Jase and Willie Robertson for an exclusive cruise.
If you’re one of the many Twitter or Facebook fans that loves tuning in to watch Duck Dynasty each week, then surely you were overjoyed to learn that Robertson family friend, Justin Martin got engaged last month. Recently, Martin discussed the engagement and whether or not he plans to wed on the popular television show!
The Robertson family is already incredibly influential in the world of reality television, but now, they’re shaking up the music industry! Following the success of the Duck Dynasty clan’s holiday album, Uncle Si has decided to release his own country EP. He’s tapped a number of surprising sources in his quest for country music fame.
In many ways, Jase Robertson is a younger version of his dad — just look at that beard! But the Duck Dynasty star takes a decidedly different approach to religion. While his father is once again receiving Facebook criticism in response to a controversial sermon, the younger Robertson admits that he doesn’t think church attendance is necessarily vital to being a good Christian.
We assumed that the huge Phil Robertson controversy was over when A&E decided to bring back Duck Dynasty, but that might not be the case. Facebook critics are pointing to a recently released video of an Easter sermon as proof that, not only did Robertson mean one hundred percent of what he said in GQ, he’s still willing to put his show at risk by making inflammatory remarks.