Beloved “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson has just one question for Facebook after it censored a video he posted of himself preparing a duck he recently killed for dinner.
Robertson, filming a promo for his new CRTV show “In the Woods with Phil,” plucked a duck’s feathers and then singed it over an open flame. It wasn’t online long before Facebook tagged the clip for “graphic violence or gore.”
After seeing the censorship, the former A&E star had only one question for the social media network, “Where do these people think their food comes from?!”
— Phil Robertson (@DuckCommanderPR) October 25, 2017
Quite a good question.
Now, I will tell you, I have never once been hunting nor do I have any intention of doing so in the future. Having said that, this video contains absolutely no “graphic violence or gore.”
In fact, you never see one drop of blood.
While this incident itself is likely just the result of numerous people flagging the video as inappropriate, it speaks to a bigger issue Robertson has dealt with in the past: disdain for his conservative way of life.
In 2013, the “Duck Dynasty” patriarch was briefly suspended from his family’s reality show after he spoke out against homosexuality in an interview with GQ magazine. A&E said at the time it was “extremely disappointed” in Robertson’s comments.
Incidents like these have served as the impetus for Robertson’s forthcoming show on Conservative Review’s website, which will premiere this coming Monday.
“For far too long we have been told to shut up. No more. Here’s the deal, America. These are my woods,” he said of the new program, per The Hollywood Reporter. “Out here, I call the shots. Out here, we reject political correctness, or as I like to say, ‘pontificated crap.’”
Watch the video below.