Jindal: It's messed up when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh and Phil Robertson gets suspended

Jindal: It's messed up when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh and Phil Robertson gets suspended

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ROSEMONT, IL - JUNE 08: Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal speaks to guests at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on June 8, 2012 in Rosemont, Illinois. CPAC is being hosted by the American Conservative Union. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Posted on December 19, 2013 at 10:06 AM

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Governor Bobby Jindal had a strong rebuke for the A&E network after it suspended Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson, following remarks he made condemning gays as sinners in a magazine interview.

"It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended," said Jindal in a statement Thursday. It was a rare case of Jindal getting involved publicly in a viral topic.

Governor Bobby Jindal issued the following statement after hearing the news of Phil Robertson being suspended by A&E from the show Duck Dynasty:

"Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana. The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with. I don’t agree with quite a bit of stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV. In fact, come to think of it, I find a good bit of it offensive. But I also acknowledge that this is a free country and everyone is entitled to express their views. In fact, I remember when TV networks believed in the First Amendment. It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended."

The controversy that has ensued since Mr. Robertson's remarks went public has been fodder for Twitter and other online comments.

A Facebook post on the issue last night by WWL-TV was seen by over 100,000 people and had received more than 1,500 comments after little more than an hour.

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