Looks like the controversy surrounding Phil Robertson, patriarch of the extremely popular reality television show ‘Duck Dynasty,’ is far from over.
After being slammed and briefly suspended for vile remarks on homosexuality in a fashion magazine interview, his comments on marriage of teenaged girls, Muslims and the Chinese people are attracting criticism all over again.
On December 15, Robertson was placed on an indefinite hiatus by his network A&E, following the massive outrage from LGBT advocacy groups and proponents that sparked from his anti-gay comments in GQ magazine. However, the T.V. star was reinstated on Monday after his fans and conservative media hosts protested against his abrupt suspension.
Not four days after his return on A&E, a video – supposedly shot in 2009 – of Robertson advising men to marry young girls surfaced online.
“You got to marry these girls when they are 15 or 16," he said, arguing that men who hunt could benefit more by having young women as their wives. For more, watch the video below.
A few hours later, more footage showing him speaking at a congregation in Arkansas in 2008, emerged on the internet.
In the video, Robertson explains what would be the eventual cause of the doom of Muslims and “the Chinese,” adding Muslims are “famous for murder.”
“What will do the Muslims in?” he said.
Holding up his Bible, Robertson answered “Violations of the law, that’s what’ll do ‘em in.”
“What will do the Chinese in, if they don’t turn to Jesus?” Robertson repeated the question.
“One violation,” he said, brandishing the Bible in his hands.
“You say ‘Why do they murder, why do they hate us?!” Robertson continued. “Because all of them, those four groups, 80 years of history, they all want to conquer the world, they all rejected Jesus, and they’re all famous for murder. Nazis, Shintoists, communists, and the Muhammadists.”
Watch the full statement in the video below: