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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