The conservative Comedy Central character donned a beard and mustache in support of the “backwoods Louisiana bird murderer,” declaring, “Tonight, we are all Phil Robertson”
Stephen Colbert ended his final 2013 show on “a furious note,” as “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson continues to be chastised by the liberal media for anti-gay comments he made in a recent interview.
“This is a terrible day for Americans, though admittedly, a pretty good day for ducks,” Colbert snapped on Thursday.
The “Colbert Report” host sarcastically admitted that Robertson’s well-documented homophobic and racially insensitive statements to GQ magazine are not “the eloquent speech you might expect from a backwoods Louisiana bird murderer,” but the conservative comic character is still on the side of our two greatest publications used to defend the man: the Bible and the Constitution.
And Colbert is not the only one to rally behind the “Duck Dynasty” patriarch. At the time of his show’s taping, 55,000 fans had signed a petition to A&E Networks to demand the reality star’s reinstatement. At the time of this writing, more than 113,000 signatures have be amassed on IStandWithPhil.com
That support led Colbert to don a beard and mustache and declare, “Tonight, we are all Phil Robertson.”
“I’ll tell you who I feel bad for: A&E,” the Comedy Central host concluded. “With this controversy, they may have just lost ‘Duck Dynasty’s’ massive black and gay audience.”
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