Charlie Daniels Weighs in on ‘Duck Dynasty’ Controversy
The outspokenly conservative county legend took to his Twitter account on Thursday (Dec. 19) to speak his mind about A&E's decision to place the 67-year-old Robertson family patriarch on indefinite hiatus after comments that he made about homosexuals and African Americans caused an enormous controversy.
Daniels often uses his social media to express his deeply-held political convictions, taking on issues like gun control, Benghazi and his general disagreement with the policies of the current administration. His website also features a regular opinion-based featured called the Soapbox, in which Daniels elaborates at greater length on a diversity of topics. The current edition of the Soapbox challenges the Affordable Health Care Act, saying it "amounts to a Ponzi scheme."
In a statement Thursday, the Robertson family commented publicly for the first time since the controversy erupted, calling the future of 'Duck Dynasty' into question. "We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm," the statement read in part. "We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of 'Duck Dynasty.'"