Right now it seems you can’t read news or even go on social media without hearing about “Duck Dynasty” and the controversy around Phil Robertson’s comments. Many people are saying his words are homophobic and racist, and his supporters are saying he has the right to state his beliefs. Lance Bass has his own take on the matter.
Lance shared this on Instagram with the comment, “Don’t knock it til ya try it Phil!”
A lot of the media attention is on what Phil said about gay people, including, “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”
But he also got in trouble for racism by making statements indicating that African-Americans were happier in the days of the Jim Crow laws, the laws that required separate drinking foundations and sitting on the back of the bus. He insisted that, despite living in the South during this time, he never saw an African-American mistreated. “They were happy; no one was singing the blues,”he said.
There were also comments against Japanese people and Muslims … and the fact he somehow seemed to loop them in with Nazi comparisons.
Freedom of speech means he can’t get into any legal trouble, not that other people can’t take issue with what he said (or that A&E can’t suspend him from the show). MTV Act’s own Joey Parker has clearly stated this thoughts on the matter, and Lance Bass — well, Lance has just made many people’s day.
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