One Duck Dynasty star is in murky waters after a magazine reported bread-crumb-sized tidbits about his deep-seeded anti-gay beliefs. Phil Robertson, who stars on the hit A&E show, revealed to GQ that he believes homosexuality is a sin and that it is similar to bestiality. “It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical,” he said. The reaction was quick from the LGBT community calling on Robertson to apologize and A&E swooped in and suspended him from the show. “We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty,” the network said in a statement Wednesday. “His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”
The show, which is set to premiere in January, follows the lives of duck callers in Louisiana and has proved wildly successful for the network, bringing in nearly 12 million viewers for last year’s premiere.