'Duck Dynasty' Homophobia & 6 Other Ways Once-Beloved Reality Stars Fell from Grace
A day in the life of America's most popular reality family's patriarch is guaranteed to ruffle a few duck feathers. But no one could've (OK so maybe that's also a lie) prepared themselves for the mega-backlash that's been lofted upon Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty after a recent interview with GQ landed him in hot water. His comments regarding the physical merits of homosexuality ("It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus") are sure to divide fans of his immensely popular TV series.
(UPDATE: Phil Robertson was suspended for the comments made on the show and will remain on an "indefinite hiatus." The network commented: 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.")
But his wouldn't be the first — nor is it likely to be the last instance of beloved reality stars getting themselves into trouble by saying terribly insensitive, bigoted, offensive things. We've decided to take a look at those that've come before Phil, in hopes of sussing out what his future might be after all of his gross comments.