Celebrity News December 31, 2013
The World According to Phil Robertson: Men Should Marry Underage Girls
“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson's controversial views on homosexuality and African-Americans don't stop there. He also believes men should marry women who are in their teens.
An archive video from a Georgia Sportsmen's Ministry event in 2009 surfaced on YouTube Monday, in which the duck call mogul offers what he calls "river rat counseling," and warns men not to marry girls who are out of their teens.
Robertson says in the video, "Look, you wait 'til they get to be 20 years old, the only picking that's going to take place is your pocket. You got to marry these girls when they are about 15 or 16. They'll pick your ducks. You need to check with mom and dad about that, of course.”
The patriarch pretty much said the same thing in his recent book, “Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander,” in which he revealed that he married his wife, Miss Kay, when she was 15.
"Miss Kay was the perfect woman for me," he wrote. "I was 16 and she was 15 when we were married. Nowadays some people might frown on people getting married that young, but I knew that if you married a woman when she was 15, she would pluck your ducks. If you waited until she was twenty, she would only pick your pockets."
He added, "Now, that's a joke, and a lot of people seem to laugh at it, but there is a certain amount of truth in it."
Robertson, 67, was briefly suspended by A&E for his anti-gay comments in a now infamous GQ magazine interview, but was reinstated a week later.
Phil's son Willie Robertson and his wife Korie will be guests on the FOX News program “All-American New Year's Eve,” hosted by Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Bill Hemmer, beginning at 9:00 PM.