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.