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Friday, November 28, 2014

Under Armour stands by ‘Duck Dynasty’

Phil RobertsonSports apparel company Under Armour distanced themselves from the controversial comments made by Phil Robertson, but it is standing by popular A&E show “Duck Dynasty.”

In an interview with GQ, Robertson, who is the patriarch of the family featured on the hit show, slammed homosexuality.

“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,” the magazine quotes him as saying.

Robertson elaborated on what he considered sinful behavior.

“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”

Robertson also made comments about how he saw civil rights growing up in Louisiana.

A&E has suspended Robertson, one of the most popular characters on the show, indefinitely. Under Armour, which sells “Duck Dynasty” merchandise and outfits the “Buck Commander” spinoff show, does not agree with Robertson’s comments, but they have not cut ties with the show.

“The recent comments in the GQ article are not reflective of Under Armour’s beliefs and do not represent our point of view,” the company said in a statement. “As a company, we are committed to diversity and inclusion and believe in treating everyone equally and with respect.”

At last check, Duck Dynasty gear was not available on Under Armour’s website.

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