I Stand With Phil Petition: Phil Robertson Bad But Miley Cyrus Masturbating Alright?

I Stand With Phil Petition: Phil Robertson Bad But Miley Cyrus Masturbating OK?

The I Stand With Phil petition on Facebook shocked many of its 1.78 million plus viewers when it posted a news story about Miley Cyrus masturbating with no explanation of why this was done (usually, they’ve just been providing updates on the Duck Dynasty family).

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Duck Dynasty‘s net worth is estimated to be worth over $500 million, but Phil’s family doesn’t care about the money.

The #IStandWithPhil petition has many faces. While there’s the Facebook page, there’s also third party organizations mailing rubber ducks to A&E, and others organizing protest on Twitter (the hashtag was temporarily blocked by the social media company but has been reinstated). One protest is trying to gather at least 250,000 signatures to send to A&E. But all of these groups would agree with this letter to A&E, which states that “Mr. Robertson’s comments in GQ Magazine are simply reflective of a Biblical view of sexuality, marriage, and family – a view that has stood the test of time for thousands of years and continues to be held by the majority of Americans and today’s world as a whole.”

But the Facebook I Stand With Phil petition upset its followers by referencing the Miley Cyrus’ Adore You video, which was leaked onto the internet a little earlier than intended. I don’t have an exact count, but it appears the FB page has been unliked many times and the admins haven’t posted an explanation. Some people even think the FB page has been hacked (the admin claimed early on that Facebook tried to ban him for simply starting the page).

Other people are pointing out that the FB page may be trying to make the statement that media companies find Miley Cyrus’ nude romps acceptable but somehow they’re calling Phil Robertson homophobic for paraphrasing the stance of the Christian Bible. While many would call this a double standard, even Cyrus herself has admitted these actions are a business plan and other female stars like Jennifer Lawrence take a cynical view:

“It is a part of the entertainment industry that sells. Sex sells, and for some disgusting reason young sex sells even more. For some people, that’s how they feel best, that’s how they feel sexy.”

The Miley Cyrus nudity backlash has been gaining supporters among other famous female stars. For example, Melissa Joan Hart shot down a $1 million Playboy offer and claims Miley Cyrus is putting too much out there. Avril Lavigne won’t do nude photos since she prefers her own fashion and doesn’t want to use sex to further her career. Sinead O’Connor warned Miley Cyrus the music industry was “prostituting” her for money, but the resulting Twitter cat fight led to threats of lawsuits.

Even teen dream Katy Perry claims Miley Cyrus nude antics are making selling sex overbearing:

“I’m not talking about anyone in particular. I’m talking about all of them. I mean, it’s like everybody’s so naked. It’s like put it away. We know you’ve got it. I got it too…. I’m just saying sometimes it’s nice to play that card but also it’s nice to play other cards. And I know I have that sexy card in my deck but I don’t always have to use that card.”

Do you agree with the I Stand With Phil petition that the media industry has a double standard when it comes to the Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson?

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