Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past 2 weeks or so, some guy from a boring reality show made comments about gay people in an interview. He was then suspended from the show, and likely won’t be back any time soon.
This suspension angered Ryan so much that he decided it was smart to tweet about it to his 400k followers, because I’m sure that won’t be a problem (said Phil Robertson). Apparently offending a group of people is no big thing, and Ryan wanted his followers to know he is gosh darn mad his show is ruined!
I don’t want to call Ryan stupid, but let’s just say that when god was passing out brains, Ryan was busy getting teen girls pregnant and missed his turn.
Now, before the freedom of speech people come in to try and defend Ryan or the duck guy, nobody had their rights violated. Nobody was arrested for their comments. Neither Phil nor Ryan will be facing jail time for speaking their mind. It’s the same freedom that allows douchebags like the WBC to protest funerals. With that said, freedom of speech does not protect a person from any non-political retaliations from whatever was said.
A&E was merely protecting their brand, as they also have the right to do. Gay people were offended because yet another public person decided to lump homosexuality with bestiality once again. It’s not the same thing. It’s not the same ballpark, league, or even sport. I could give metaphors, but I’m not stupid and don’t want to appear to be comparing two things that have nothing to do with each other.
Anyway, with my rant over, it’s New Years Eve! We made it through another year. I hope everyone has a safe and fun night, and please don’t drink and drive.