Obama: Duck Dynasty Family ‘Seems Like A Pretty Fun Bunch’

Wouldn't say if he'd rather hang out with the Robertson family or with Kanye West

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That’s a quote he’d like to take back.

In an exclusive end-of-year interview with People magazine, President Barack Obama spoke kindly of the Robertson family, the stars of the A&E show Duck Dynasty now under scrutiny after one of them made fiercely anti-gay comments.

“The Duck Dynasty family seems like a pretty fun bunch, so I can see how that would be pretty fun,” he said in an interview hitting newsstands on Friday.

The interview took place before Phil Robertson was indefinitely suspended by A&E for comparing homosexuality to bestiality and terrorism during his own interview with GQ.

(MORE: Why Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson Got Suspended)

Obama also ducked a question on whether he’d rather spend a day with the Robertson family or with Kanye West. Obama didn’t say, but did speak diplomatically about the rapper West, who he was once caught on tape deriding as a “jackass.”

“Kanye’s music is outstanding, though,” Obama said. “I’ve got a lot of his stuff on my iPad. If it was a concert, then I might not mind listening to him.”

(MORE: Duck Dynasty Is Not a First Amendment Issue)

Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama also discussed their daughter’s famous role models.

MRS OBAMA: They love Jay Z. They love Beyoncé. Sasha is still a One Direction fan, although I think Malia has become a little less into boy bands. But I don’t think they view these folks as role models. They’re not looking to them to define their character. I think they look to us for that still.

THE PRESIDENT: They’ve gotten to know Beyoncé, and she has always been very sweet to them. So they’re people that they think highly of. But I agree that if you’re talking about their values or career ideas, I think their mom has a little more influence over that than anybody else.

23 comments
grassroot
grassroot

And the Lefty's have done this to Paula Deen too. Pretty much ruined her

business  by  slandering her.

simonzee197340
simonzee197340

Freedom of speech is well on its way out with the lefties in Hollywood who swamp us with all their filth. Good on this guy for speaking his mind. It is only political correctness that makes me sick.

LD7211
LD7211

UMM he did not compare homosexuality to beastiality .. he quoted a scripture in the bible that lists all the sexual sins.. 

Ohiolib
Ohiolib

Ummm...those comments weren't "fiercely anti-gay". They were disapproving, but hardly fierce. Had he said, say, "Gays are all going to burn in he!!", you would be correct. As is, they're closer to the Pope's "Who am I to judge?" than Westboro Baptist.

DRS1
DRS1

Biased is right, JoeFields.  And Roberts isn't "fierce" anti-gay.  He went on to say that he loves everybody including gays as is the way of religious persons.  


Free speech, libs.  


If he quoted the muslims, he wouldn't be in such a pickle, would he?  



joefields365
joefields365

Most bias piece of garbage i've read in a long time.

MrObvious
MrObvious

I don't see why anyone should want to take a comment back that predates the current ignorant blurb from the duck commander?

Plus why indict the entire clan over one persons view?

reallife
reallife

Isn't it funny seeing this guy being chastised by the left for holding the same views as their new BFF and Man of the Year, Pope Francis I?


LOL


roknsteve
roknsteve

I've watched this show when nothing else was on. TV.  The ratings must be low so they had to do something for attention.  

hartwigsmail
hartwigsmail

@grassroot This isn't an issue of the right versus the left Why do republicans insist on being divisive on every issue including ones where both the left and the right agree? We are a christian nation....from the left and the right, north and south, east and west.   This isn't a political fight....it's an ideological religious view point held by a majority of Americans vs the perceived sins of the LGBT community and of course all the atheists have to chime in cause they just hate GOD to begin with. At the end of the day....this really isn't about Phil. It's about a chancing society and the moral values in that society clashing as time progresses into the future.

hartwigsmail
hartwigsmail

@simonzee197340 It's coming from the left and the right my man. Why make this about a specific party when we both share christian values?

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@simonzee197340Speaking of Freedom of Speech, remind us were you one of the people calling for the Dixie Chicks to be pulled off the Radio after they spoke out about GWB and his rush to invade Iraq?

SteveYawitz
SteveYawitz

@simonzee197340Can you please explain how Robertson's First Amendment rights were violated? I don't seem to recall any mention of cable networks in the Bill of Rights, but perhaps an eminent Constitutional scholar like yourself can direct me to the passage.

Hollywooddeed
Hollywooddeed

@DRS1He probably would, con.  And he would probably do well to have his lawyers read the fine print in his contract.

reallife
reallife

@roknsteve Yeah right... LOL ... averaging 14 million viewers per episode...


manlyman
manlyman

@reallife @roknsteve At the end of each episode the whole family gathers around the supper table, holds hands and gives thanks to God for their meal and their blessings. Therein begins the liberal hatred.

MattBroyles
MattBroyles

What about stats on how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop?

SamTodd
SamTodd

What about stats on how much we would save in dollars and mental health if we stopped persecuting people who choose to live their lives differently?

simonzee197340
simonzee197340

You are religious not a Christian if you think homosexuality is not a sin. Give us some stats on how much promiscuity and sexual sins are costing us as a society in dollar and mental health terms and you will see why God's laws are there. It is not about having extreme vewpoints its about sanity. You keep up your religious facade because I am not fooled by all this post hippy religious clap trap. Neither is God but he has already spoken for himself through the prophets. This generation will not stand for hearing a prophetic word that denounces iniquity. We all know where that ends up in a little town called Sodom of Gomorrah.

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

@manlyman @reallife @roknsteve Frankly, we don't care who or what he says in his own home with his family.  Why should anyone care?  You have no idea what any liberal thinks but go ahead and live in your little world.  Most of us are church members and go about following the New Testament teachings without having to hate or speak bad of others .  That seems to be a habit of those who want to enshrine their view of Christianity into law and that we will vigorously disagree with..