GLAAD Facing Backlash In Aftermath Of 'Duck Dynasty' Star's Suspension
The fallout from Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson's homophobic comments has extended far beyond the star himself. In fact, GLAAD, the LGBT media watchdog organization, appears to be feeling a substantial amount of backlash for its role in holding Robertson and A&E accountable for his statements.
According to TheWrap:
“In the five-and-a-half years I’ve worked at GLAAD, I’ve never received so many violently angry phone calls and social media posts attacking GLAAD for us speaking out against these comments,” the media watchdog organization’s vice president of communications Rich Ferraro told TheWrap.
He said those reactions range from those who simply believe as Robertson believes to those who feel that GLAAD and A&E’s actions limit the reality star’s free speech.
“I don’t think this is about the first amendment,” Ferraro said. “I feel it’s more about the America we live in today. That is one where Americans, gay and straight, are able to speak out when people in the public eye make anti-gay and racist remarks.”
Are you surprised by the attacks on GLAAD, Instincters?