'Duck Dynasty' suspension makes sense

Published: Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 - 11:10 am

Re "‘Duck Dynasty’ patriarch ditched" (Names & Faces, Dec. 19): Many of us who have friends and family in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community completely support the suspension of “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson from the A&E channel. Some may say that the reality-TV star was just exercising his freedom of speech by expressing his beliefs on homosexuals and blacks, but comments, such as those condemning gays as sinners, were bound to have consequences. Controversial issues, such as homosexuality, shouldn't be taken lightly by public figures in interviews. Such comments will spread like wildfire through the media. A&E had no choice but to suspend Robertson because its network image was damaged. Without taking action, the damage could have become irreparable.

-- Mildred Davila, Sacramento

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