‘Duck Dynasty’ and the controversial statements made by its star Phil Robertson have been the talk of the town, so it’s no surprise that ‘Saturday Night Live’ mocked the ailing show during its Dec. 21 Christmas special.
Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson made headlines after some controversial anti-gay and racist quotes led to his suspension from the show on Dec. 17, so of course Saturday Night Live took the opportunity to mock the bearded star during its final show of the year. Check out the video below!
‘SNL’ Mocks ‘Duck Dynasty’ Controversy
Even though it was host Jimmy Fallon and his perma-sidekick Justin Timberlake who stole the final SNL of the year, Weekend Update anchor Seth Meyers got some laughs in when he mocked Phil during the iconic weekly segment.
“This week, we learned you can judge a book by its cover,” he said as a typically grizzly photo of Phil appeared onscreen. But the ribbing didn’t stop there.
“A large number of conservatives on Thursday criticized A&E for suspending Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson for his anti-gay comments, including Sen. Ted Cruz, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and Gov. Bobby Jindal — or as they are collectively known, ‘Dork Dynasty,'” Seth continued. Check out the video below:
Phil Robertson: Gays Are ‘Full Of Murder’
In case you’ve been living under a rock, here are the comments that landed Phil in hot water:
“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there,” Phil said to GQ. “Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men. Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers — they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”
He then added that he didn’t quite understand why someone wouldn’t want to sleep with a woman: “It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”
What did you think of the SNL bit, HollywoodLifers? Was it enough, or were you expecting more from the show?
— Shaunna Murphy