Will we see Duck Dynasty cancelled soon? Some reports seem to think Duck Dynasty Season 5 is in jeopardy, and fans say Phil Robertson should dump A&E and start a new show.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Bristol Palin is supporting the Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson by posting a Facebook “I’m With Phil” profile photo.
After the announcement of the suspension of Phil by A&E, Duck Dynasty fans began petitioning the network as well as threatening a boycott. And then the family released a statement that hinted it’s possible we could see Duck Dynasty canceled:
“We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right. We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty.”
Even PETA wants A&E to have Duck Dynasty cancelled because they are “anti-animal.” Their statement says the family is “sinful” for “hating people and animals,” and that because of Phil’s so-called “hate speech,” the TV show should be canned.
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) December 20, 2013
But if you look on social media, even the fans are agreeing that Duck Dynasty should be cancelled and that Phil Robertson should lead his family to a new network:
“We cannot believe in being people of freedom, unless we support both sides. I support Phil 100% in stating something that is his personal belief. I also support A/E 100% as a free enterprise to fire him. I also support 100% another network picking them up and their # 1 Rated Show.”
Unfortunately for Phil’s family, A&E owns the rights to the Duck Dynasty brand name and all the merchandise deals established on its name. The show has garnered almost 10 million viewers at the peak of its popularity, and it’s A&E network’s biggest show, so they’d hate to lose them. So, quite frankly, A&E would be foolish to risk Ducky Dynasty Season 5 not coming out due to a personal interview in GQ.
At the same time, Phil Robertson’s net worth because of Duck Commander is estimated to be over $5 million, which allows the family a lot of leeway. When the reality TV show began they supposedly were “making peanuts,” according to reports, but ever since since the show’s popularity exploded they supposedly were asking for $200,000 per episode. Besides money concerns, Phil and his family have always made a strong stand when it comes to the Bible, dinner prayers, and saying Jesus’ name. A&E has never been a good fit for the family since they’ve long been pushing to cut out all references to God and Jesus, and once even tried to make the family sound more like rough rednecks by inserting fake cursing bleeps. Lastly, the idea makes sense because has always put his goals and principles first over money. After all, Phil Robertson’s NFL career potential was cut short by his love for duck hunting.
Do you think Phil Robertson’s family should force A&E to have Duck Dynasty cancelled and then start their own new show with another network? Personally, I already have a name picked out: Duck Legacy.
Phil Robertson suspended from Duck Dynasty because, again, gays want to shove their beliefs down everyone's throats. #doublestandard
— Jasper Kleinjan (@NDRollingStone) December 19, 2013
So they suspend Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty for stating the Bible? What has this world come to?
— •*•Our God Reigns•*• (@Faith_in__God_) December 19, 2013
Duck Dynasty is all about God, guns, family, hard-work, camo and working for success, of COURSE the left is attacking http://t.co/qxWbw9iumZ
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) December 19, 2013