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(Daily Mail)   The comments made by Duck Dynasty's papa Phil caused so much controversy that Walmart can't keep enough Duck Dynasty merchandise on the shelves. (With some handy examples of what Duck Dynasty merchandise might look like)   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 192
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2013-12-21 08:28:43 AM  
Duck Inc business meeting

Phil Duck: Our merchandise doesn't seem to be selling. How can we leverage that market to create the synergy to move the business forward from this point? Wait a minute I believe inspiration has struck. Let's try this....

Phil Duck (on TV): 'Hey y'all Them thar homasexshuls is bad. An so is evverbody that ain't a white redneck.'

people: AHHH BUY SOON TO BE PULLED MERCHANDISE!!!!

Phil Duck: Ahh Success thy taste is sweet.
 
2013-12-21 08:47:16 AM  

Majick Thise: Duck Inc business meeting

Phil Duck: Our merchandise doesn't seem to be selling. How can we leverage that market to create the synergy to move the business forward from this point? Wait a minute I believe inspiration has struck. Let's try this....

Phil Duck (on TV): 'Hey y'all Them thar homasexshuls is bad. An so is evverbody that ain't a white redneck.'

people: AHHH BUY SOON TO BE PULLED MERCHANDISE!!!!

Phil Duck: Ahh Success thy taste is sweet.


This.  Then A&E will reconsider their pull of the show and the ratings go through the roof.
 
2013-12-21 09:12:41 AM  

Majick Thise: Duck Inc business meeting

Phil Duck: Our merchandise doesn't seem to be selling. How can we leverage that market to create the synergy to move the business forward from this point? Wait a minute I believe inspiration has struck. Let's try this....

Phil Duck (on TV): 'Hey y'all Them thar homasexshuls is bad. An so is evverbody that ain't a white redneck.'

people: AHHH BUY SOON TO BE PULLED MERCHANDISE!!!!

Phil Duck: Ahh Success thy taste is sweet.


GASP!
 
2013-12-21 09:56:34 AM  

enry: Majick Thise: Duck Inc business meeting

Phil Duck: Our merchandise doesn't seem to be selling. How can we leverage that market to create the synergy to move the business forward from this point? Wait a minute I believe inspiration has struck. Let's try this....

Phil Duck (on TV): 'Hey y'all Them thar homasexshuls is bad. An so is evverbody that ain't a white redneck.'

people: AHHH BUY SOON TO BE PULLED MERCHANDISE!!!!

Phil Duck: Ahh Success thy taste is sweet.

This.  Then A&E will reconsider their pull of the show and the ratings go through the roof.


Honestly, that is very depressing.  It's all very similar to the hype with Chick Fil A.

One can hope that this ends up with A&E parting ways, just like Food Network parted with Paula D.
 
2013-12-21 10:05:30 AM  
If you're familiar with the old saw, "There's a sucker morn every minute", you should also be acquainted with its corollary: "there's a moron born every second".
 
2013-12-21 10:17:43 AM  
(And A&E is cashing in with Christmas marathons)

Way to take a stand, guys.
 
2013-12-21 10:50:07 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: "There's a sucker morn every minute"


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2013-12-21 11:11:49 AM  

WI241TH: (And A&E is cashing in with Christmas marathons)

Way to take a stand, guys.


This is my problem with the whole thing.  Phil was stupid and said stupid stuff, but big deal.  He can do that.  And it won't affect him.  Hell, he turned down the NFL to make millions in business.  He will be ok.

But  A&E is killing me with the hypocrisy.  "We have suspended Phil for filming of the last episode of Season 5.  BUT DON'T FORGET TO TUNE IN FOR THE CHRISTMAS MARATHON OF PHIL AND THE GANG ON DUCK DYNASTY."

"And remember, Season 5...with Phil up until the last episode, starts on January 15.  See you there."
 
2013-12-21 11:13:47 AM  

WI241TH: (And A&E is cashing in with Christmas marathons)

Way to take a stand, guys.


They have to do something, they stand to lose around $100 mil if the family pulls the show.
 
2013-12-21 11:15:22 AM  

raerae1980: enry: Majick Thise: Duck Inc business meeting

Phil Duck: Our merchandise doesn't seem to be selling. How can we leverage that market to create the synergy to move the business forward from this point? Wait a minute I believe inspiration has struck. Let's try this....

Phil Duck (on TV): 'Hey y'all Them thar homasexshuls is bad. An so is evverbody that ain't a white redneck.'

people: AHHH BUY SOON TO BE PULLED MERCHANDISE!!!!

Phil Duck: Ahh Success thy taste is sweet.

This.  Then A&E will reconsider their pull of the show and the ratings go through the roof.

Honestly, that is very depressing.  It's all very similar to the hype with Chick Fil A.

One can hope that this ends up with A&E parting ways, just like Food Network parted with Paula D.


I think it's probably the smart move for A&E to pull the plug at this point.  Yeah, they'll lose that audience, but the problem for them is that if you cater too much to the teabagger crowd, you drive everyone else away (as the Republican Party is discovering.)  So in the long run, it's a much better thing for them to be rid of these bearded douches.
 
2013-12-21 11:20:23 AM  
This just in: pretending to be a redneck is a good way to sucker real rednecks. This was totally not discovered at any point in the past, and certainly not by Daniel Whitney, Jeff Foxworthy, George W. Bush, or any given "country music" star.
 
2013-12-21 11:22:10 AM  

raerae1980: One can hope that this ends up with A&E parting ways


Actually I hope it doesn't.

If you are outraged at something a TV character says, and let's be honest THEY ARE CHARACTERS, then post about it on Facebook and go all wargarble, you're exactly the same as your weird uncle who FWD:s you links to Fox news articles about Obummer being a secret moozlum from Kenya but on the other side of the political spectrum, but still the same side of the coin.

Do you want to know how to deal with people like Phil? The Amish got you covered. They have the stake that kills the vamps. I never even heard of Duck Dynasty until this guy said something innocuous and quaint and now the wargarble outrage machine has done more to promote the show for free than A&E ever did with their marketing bucks as I've heard nothing but Duck Dynasty for a week. If y'all had contained your faux rage, millions of people would never have heard of this show. Instead, win or lose, now they're gonna do millions MORE in business than they would have otherwise and it's YOUR FAULT for falling to basic marketing tricks.
 
2013-12-21 11:24:04 AM  

Majick Thise: Duck Inc business meeting

Phil Duck: Our merchandise doesn't seem to be selling. How can we leverage that market to create the synergy to move the business forward from this point? Wait a minute I believe inspiration has struck. Let's try this....

Phil Duck (on TV): 'Hey y'all Them thar homasexshuls is bad. An so is evverbody that ain't a white redneck.'

people: AHHH BUY SOON TO BE PULLED MERCHANDISE!!!!

Phil Duck: Ahh Success thy taste is sweet.


This is exactly what I thought was going on after I read the article.
 
2013-12-21 11:24:58 AM  
They will be billionaires by 2020.
 
2013-12-21 11:32:07 AM  

NewportBarGuy: They will be billionaires by 2020.


Because God only loves rich people. It's in the bible.
 
2013-12-21 11:33:29 AM  
Surely all purchased by the fiscally responsible
 
2013-12-21 11:34:57 AM  

AlwaysRightBoy: WI241TH: (And A&E is cashing in with Christmas marathons)

Way to take a stand, guys.

They have to do something, they stand to lose around $100 mil if the family pulls the show.


Which they won't, because the family loves having a weekly half hour commercial being run. They will bring this guy back and bring with him thousands of new fans looking to "stick it to the libs."

How is this any different than what Family Guy just did by "killing off" Brian?
 
2013-12-21 11:39:23 AM  

WI241TH: How is this any different than what Family Guy just did by "killing off" Brian?


No one thought for a second Seth was serious.
 
2013-12-21 11:39:35 AM  

WI241TH: AlwaysRightBoy: WI241TH: (And A&E is cashing in with Christmas marathons)

Way to take a stand, guys.

They have to do something, they stand to lose around $100 mil if the family pulls the show.

Which they won't, because the family loves having a weekly half hour commercial being run. They will bring this guy back and bring with him thousands of new fans looking to "stick it to the libs."

How is this any different than what Family Guy just did by "killing off" Brian?


PAulie Walnuts won't hang out with the Duck Dynasty folks for a few episodes.

/though that would be pretty spectacular. Guys who live in the swamp vs. Guy who buries people in the swamp.
 
2013-12-21 11:40:36 AM  
I no longer think this Duck thing is a marketing ploy.  I think A&E lost control of their monster and really think they can curtail Phil Robertson by "suspending" him by not filming him in the final episode of next season.  And they forgot they are dealing with a man who if he is pushed will push back 10X as hard.  And what he has to push with is his family which is the show.  A show they do for fun, not money.  Hell these guys were stinking rich before.  Now they have enough that they could buy A&E.

I don't condone Phil, but I do love watching a network push someone and find out that not everyone is pushable.
 
2013-12-21 11:40:50 AM  
...in other news: being mildly bigoted is a business plan...
 
2013-12-21 11:42:27 AM  
I wonder what A&Es ratings were before this?  Or what they are for their other hit shows.  You know those shows....shows like....
 
2013-12-21 11:43:18 AM  

hubiestubert: ...in other news: being mildly bigoted is a business plan...


In America, sure.

In other countries, it's just expected.
 
2013-12-21 11:43:57 AM  

WI241TH: They will bring this guy back and bring with him thousands of new fans looking to "stick it to the libs."


A&E will take the cowards way out only if they can somehow avoid the wrath of the LGBT community. They have a lot of other people to worry about and many of them are very supportive of the gay community.

Maybe they do some kind of Christmas forgiveness show? Jesus loved all people, even the homophobic and stupid ones. Therefore, we forgive him.

Or another network offers them tens of millions for rights to the show.

These people are not leaving the airwaves. they own them for the next few years at least.
 
2013-12-21 11:46:24 AM  

I_C_Weener: I no longer think this Duck thing is a marketing ploy.  I think A&E lost control of their monster and really think they can curtail Phil Robertson by "suspending" him by not filming him in the final episode of next season.  And they forgot they are dealing with a man who if he is pushed will push back 10X as hard.  And what he has to push with is his family which is the show.  A show they do for fun, not money.  Hell these guys were stinking rich before.  Now they have enough that they could buy A&E.

I don't condone Phil, but I do love watching a network push someone and find out that not everyone is pushable.


That's pretty much it. The one thing I did like about the people of Louisiana is their resolve. Sh*t, those people hold grudges for hundreds of years. Not a fan of their politics or social policies, but they are damn tough people. Like the Cajuns more, as they are WAY more fun to hang out with.
 
2013-12-21 11:51:32 AM  
NewportBarGuy

I no longer think this Duck thing is a marketing ploy.  I think A&E lost control of their monster and really think they can curtail Phil Robertson by "suspending" him by not filming him in the final episode of next season.  And they forgot they are dealing with a man who if he is pushed will push back 10X as hard.  And what he has to push with is his family which is the show.  A show they do for fun, not money.  Hell these guys were stinking rich before.  Now they have enough that they could buy A&E.

I don't condone Phil, but I do love watching a network push someone and find out that not everyone is pushable.

That's pretty much it. The one thing I did like about the people of Louisiana is their resolve. Sh*t, those people hold grudges for hundreds of years. Not a fan of their politics or social policies, but they are damn tough people. Like the Cajuns more, as they are WAY more fun to hang out with.


Hatfields and McCoys types.  Hell, after their time is up with A&E, they might join one of those religion channels for Ducks and God, and put the Trinity Broadcasting Network on the map ratings wise...just to fark with A&E.
 
2013-12-21 12:03:01 PM  
That's just one of those "know your market" things.
 
2013-12-21 12:18:20 PM  
When I saw the fake beard / headband combo in the sporting goods section earlier this year I realized Duck Dynasty wasn't a show I'd ever be interested in watching.
 
2013-12-21 12:49:39 PM  
Money money money
Happy happy happy

P.T.Barnum is often credited with "There is no such thing as bad publicity".
Sure works here.

/dupes, dupes everywhere
 
2013-12-21 12:51:29 PM  

I_C_Weener: NewportBarGuy

I no longer think this Duck thing is a marketing ploy.  I think A&E lost control of their monster and really think they can curtail Phil Robertson by "suspending" him by not filming him in the final episode of next season.  And they forgot they are dealing with a man who if he is pushed will push back 10X as hard.  And what he has to push with is his family which is the show.  A show they do for fun, not money.  Hell these guys were stinking rich before.  Now they have enough that they could buy A&E.

I don't condone Phil, but I do love watching a network push someone and find out that not everyone is pushable.

That's pretty much it. The one thing I did like about the people of Louisiana is their resolve. Sh*t, those people hold grudges for hundreds of years. Not a fan of their politics or social policies, but they are damn tough people. Like the Cajuns more, as they are WAY more fun to hang out with.

Hatfields and McCoys types.  Hell, after their time is up with A&E, they might join one of those religion channels for Ducks and God, and put the Trinity Broadcasting Network on the map ratings wise...just to fark with A&E.


How would you get a restrictive, too little profit contract with A&E canceled?
So you could get a new, better, HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY contract elsewhere?

/MONEY MONEY MONEY
 
2013-12-21 01:02:17 PM  

snocone: I_C_Weener: NewportBarGuy

I no longer think this Duck thing is a marketing ploy.  I think A&E lost control of their monster and really think they can curtail Phil Robertson by "suspending" him by not filming him in the final episode of next season.  And they forgot they are dealing with a man who if he is pushed will push back 10X as hard.  And what he has to push with is his family which is the show.  A show they do for fun, not money.  Hell these guys were stinking rich before.  Now they have enough that they could buy A&E.

I don't condone Phil, but I do love watching a network push someone and find out that not everyone is pushable.

That's pretty much it. The one thing I did like about the people of Louisiana is their resolve. Sh*t, those people hold grudges for hundreds of years. Not a fan of their politics or social policies, but they are damn tough people. Like the Cajuns more, as they are WAY more fun to hang out with.

Hatfields and McCoys types.  Hell, after their time is up with A&E, they might join one of those religion channels for Ducks and God, and put the Trinity Broadcasting Network on the map ratings wise...just to fark with A&E.

How would you get a restrictive, too little profit contract with A&E canceled?
So you could get a new, better, HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY contract elsewhere?

/MONEY MONEY MONEY


I think if the Robertsons violated the contract (morals clause) then A&E can cancel but keep the rights for years.  If they just cancel the show, then Duck Dynasty could be on another station in a year or less.
 
2013-12-21 01:11:34 PM  

I_C_Weener: snocone: I_C_Weener: NewportBarGuy

I no longer think this Duck thing is a marketing ploy.  I think A&E lost control of their monster and really think they can curtail Phil Robertson by "suspending" him by not filming him in the final episode of next season.  And they forgot they are dealing with a man who if he is pushed will push back 10X as hard.  And what he has to push with is his family which is the show.  A show they do for fun, not money.  Hell these guys were stinking rich before.  Now they have enough that they could buy A&E.

I don't condone Phil, but I do love watching a network push someone and find out that not everyone is pushable.

That's pretty much it. The one thing I did like about the people of Louisiana is their resolve. Sh*t, those people hold grudges for hundreds of years. Not a fan of their politics or social policies, but they are damn tough people. Like the Cajuns more, as they are WAY more fun to hang out with.

Hatfields and McCoys types.  Hell, after their time is up with A&E, they might join one of those religion channels for Ducks and God, and put the Trinity Broadcasting Network on the map ratings wise...just to fark with A&E.

How would you get a restrictive, too little profit contract with A&E canceled?
So you could get a new, better, HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY contract elsewhere?

/MONEY MONEY MONEY

I think if the Robertsons violated the contract (morals clause) then A&E can cancel but keep the rights for years.  If they just cancel the show, then Duck Dynasty could be on another station in a year or less.


Who knows without seeing the contract, but if they have to lose the rights to terminate it they could still be entitled to damages from the duck's breaching it which could be worth the future value of the shows etc. So ducks go to TLC or whatever and are get a giant pay out.
 
2013-12-21 01:14:10 PM  

hubiestubert: ...in other news: being mildly bigoted is a business plan...


Saying "black people were happier before they had civil rights" is not being mildly bigoted.
 
2013-12-21 01:21:41 PM  

quickdraw: hubiestubert: ...in other news: being mildly bigoted is a business plan...

Saying "black people were happier before they had civil rights" is not being mildly bigoted.


He actually said the black people he grew up seemed to be treated fine, and weren't angry at white people.  It was in the context of "Was the Civil Rights movement of the 60s necessary?" though.

Really, his statements while preaching are far more offensive than the interview which sounds more like old and cranky and a bit un-PC.  His tirade in the preaching clip is just pure hate though.
 
2013-12-21 01:24:10 PM  

NickelP: I_C_Weener: snocone: I_C_Weener: NewportBarGuy

I no longer think this Duck thing is a marketing ploy.  I think A&E lost control of their monster and really think they can curtail Phil Robertson by "suspending" him by not filming him in the final episode of next season.  And they forgot they are dealing with a man who if he is pushed will push back 10X as hard.  And what he has to push with is his family which is the show.  A show they do for fun, not money.  Hell these guys were stinking rich before.  Now they have enough that they could buy A&E.

I don't condone Phil, but I do love watching a network push someone and find out that not everyone is pushable.

That's pretty much it. The one thing I did like about the people of Louisiana is their resolve. Sh*t, those people hold grudges for hundreds of years. Not a fan of their politics or social policies, but they are damn tough people. Like the Cajuns more, as they are WAY more fun to hang out with.

Hatfields and McCoys types.  Hell, after their time is up with A&E, they might join one of those religion channels for Ducks and God, and put the Trinity Broadcasting Network on the map ratings wise...just to fark with A&E.

How would you get a restrictive, too little profit contract with A&E canceled?
So you could get a new, better, HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY contract elsewhere?

/MONEY MONEY MONEY

I think if the Robertsons violated the contract (morals clause) then A&E can cancel but keep the rights for years.  If they just cancel the show, then Duck Dynasty could be on another station in a year or less.

Who knows without seeing the contract, but if they have to lose the rights to terminate it they could still be entitled to damages from the duck's breaching it which could be worth the future value of the shows etc. So ducks go to TLC or whatever and are get a giant pay out.


We don't know the contract, but we have a pretty good idea of Phil.
I'll go with smart and sharp over corporate and STUPID.

Have you not learned that hypocricy is a red hot seller these days?
It just slays them in Peoria.
This guy is shrewd...
 
2013-12-21 01:28:58 PM  
It's quite sad how enthusiastically Americans will spew their hate while hiding behind their "faith."
 
2013-12-21 01:31:18 PM  

edmo: It's quite sad how enthusiastically Americans will spew their hate while hiding behind their "faith."


This is about MONEY MONEY MONEY.
Hate is just the bowtie.

Hate is the audience, get it?
 
2013-12-21 01:43:48 PM  

NewportBarGuy: A&E will take the cowards way out only if they can somehow avoid the wrath of the LGBT community. They have a lot of other people to worry about and many of them are very supportive of the gay community.


At this time, I don't think the LGBT community's wrath can compare to the monolith that is Conservative America. Chik-Fil-A seems to be doing just fine, for example.  Looking at A&E's line up (American Hoggers, Duck Dynasty, Rodeo Girls, Shipping Wars, Storage Wars: Texas, Crazy Hearts: Nashville), they seem to be targeting a pretty particular audience and I don't think A&E will give up the highest rated cable show to please a group that wasn't watching them in the first place.
 
2013-12-21 01:51:09 PM  

I_C_Weener: I no longer think this Duck thing is a marketing ploy.  I think A&E lost control of their monster and really think they can curtail Phil Robertson by "suspending" him by not filming him in the final episode of next season.  And they forgot they are dealing with a man who if he is pushed will push back 10X as hard.  And what he has to push with is his family which is the show.  A show they do for fun, not money.  Hell these guys were stinking rich before.  Now they have enough that they could buy A&E.

I don't condone Phil, but I do love watching a network push someone and find out that not everyone is pushable.


I think you're right. More to the point, they don't do this show for fun, they do it to Testify, with a capital T. "Here is how you should live your life America, in a Godly manner."

I honestly don't think Phil in his clan are racist, at least not in the way you might assume. I think that if a black man/woman came to them and said "Please help me accept Jesus and clean up my life", Phil would welcome him into his home and do whatever he could to help that person do just that. I see this a lot with some of the older peope in my life...."blacks" are bad, not necessarily a black person, if that makes sense. People like this are perfectly happy to associate with people of color, as long as those people are conforming exactly to what they expect. The gays?....yeah, that's another story obviously.

If there's anything working in A&E's favor here, it's the fact that they do provide a 14 million strong platform for Phil and crew to preach to. It's hard to imagine they'd be able to trade up to a bigger audience after this.
 
2013-12-21 01:53:35 PM  
This has been a real eye-opener for me on Facebook. Now I know who all the racist ignorant assholes are on my friends list. So...thanks for that, Duck Dynasty!
 
2013-12-21 01:59:36 PM  

jayhawk88: I_C_Weener: I no longer think this Duck thing is a marketing ploy.  I think A&E lost control of their monster and really think they can curtail Phil Robertson by "suspending" him by not filming him in the final episode of next season.  And they forgot they are dealing with a man who if he is pushed will push back 10X as hard.  And what he has to push with is his family which is the show.  A show they do for fun, not money.  Hell these guys were stinking rich before.  Now they have enough that they could buy A&E.

I don't condone Phil, but I do love watching a network push someone and find out that not everyone is pushable.

I think you're right. More to the point, they don't do this show for fun, they do it to Testify, with a capital T. "Here is how you should live your life America, in a Godly manner."

I honestly don't think Phil in his clan are racist, at least not in the way you might assume. I think that if a black man/woman came to them and said "Please help me accept Jesus and clean up my life", Phil would welcome him into his home and do whatever he could to help that person do just that. I see this a lot with some of the older peope in my life...."blacks" are bad, not necessarily a black person, if that makes sense. People like this are perfectly happy to associate with people of color, as long as those people are conforming exactly to what they expect. The gays?....yeah, that's another story obviously.

If there's anything working in A&E's favor here, it's the fact that they do provide a 14 million strong platform for Phil and crew to preach to. It's hard to imagine they'd be able to trade up to a bigger audience after this.


I agree 100%
 
2013-12-21 02:05:14 PM  

Lando Lincoln: This has been a real eye-opener for me on Facebook. Now I know who all the racist ignorant assholes are on my friends list. So...thanks for that, Duck Dynasty!


I find it hard to believe they hadn't already self-identified.
 
2013-12-21 02:06:59 PM  

WI241TH: At this time, I don't think the LGBT community's wrath can compare to the monolith that is Conservative America.


I'd agree with you, but in relenting, they might lost some key talent. This thing has whipped into such a froth that I don't think they can relent, but they probably will find some way to do it that mildly pisses everyone off.
 
2013-12-21 02:07:06 PM  

WI241TH: At this time, I don't think the LGBT community's wrath can compare to the monolith that is Conservative America. Chik-Fil-A seems to be doing just fine


I think a lot of it has to do with people caring, but not caring enough to make some ultimately ineffectual boycott against people who are on the wrong side of history anyway and will eventually be dead.

I love me some Chick-fil-A. I disagree with the almost dead founder's stance on gays but even if my refusal to further buy their products had any impact, it would only impact the owner of my local franchise and the teenagers who work there, who didn't have any idea of their homophobic ways and really even if they did, who works for a company with completely ethical policies?

I don't watch Duck Dynasty. I saw two episodes while trapped in a hotel room overnight with no other resources. It's ridiculously scripted even by "reality show" standards. The redneck involved is obviously a redneck to again, will be dead soon. Even if I did boycott this show and it had some effect, that effect would be the crew of the show, my brothers, not the rednecks themselves losing their jobs.
 
2013-12-21 02:08:49 PM  

Lando Lincoln: This has been a real eye-opener for me on Facebook. Now I know who all the racist ignorant assholes are on my friends list. So...thanks for that, Duck Dynasty!


Silver lining!
 
2013-12-21 02:12:32 PM  
Yes, and the same idiots lined up at Chik-Fil-A to "stick it to them libs and queers!"

Exhibit A:

img.gawkerassets.com
 
2013-12-21 02:40:11 PM  

doyner: Lando Lincoln: This has been a real eye-opener for me on Facebook. Now I know who all the racist ignorant assholes are on my friends list. So...thanks for that, Duck Dynasty!

I find it hard to believe they hadn't already self-identified.


yeah, everyone on my feed behaved as expected.

and that they did is pretty much why I limit my facebook activity to instagram shares.
 
2013-12-21 02:59:20 PM  

NewportBarGuy: I'd agree with you, but in relenting, they might lost some key talent. This thing has whipped into such a froth that I don't think they can relent, but they probably will find some way to do it that mildly pisses everyone off.


lose talent from where though?  It's gonna be a lot easier to replace some guy in the corporate office that spends his day counting money than it is to replace the cash cow that's bringing in the money in the first place

Mugato: WI241TH: At this time, I don't think the LGBT community's wrath can compare to the monolith that is Conservative America. Chik-Fil-A seems to be doing just fine

I think a lot of it has to do with people caring, but not caring enough to make some ultimately ineffectual boycott against people who are on the wrong side of history anyway and will eventually be dead.

I love me some Chick-fil-A. I disagree with the almost dead founder's stance on gays but even if my refusal to further buy their products had any impact, it would only impact the owner of my local franchise and the teenagers who work there, who didn't have any idea of their homophobic ways and really even if they did, who works for a company with completely ethical policies?

I don't watch Duck Dynasty. I saw two episodes while trapped in a hotel room overnight with no other resources. It's ridiculously scripted even by "reality show" standards. The redneck involved is obviously a redneck to again, will be dead soon. Even if I did boycott this show and it had some effect, that effect would be the crew of the show, my brothers, not the rednecks themselves losing their jobs.


I agree about the apathy, and I think that's why we still have so few states allowing gay marriage, there's a huge group of people that would be just as politically inactive if it were/when it becomes legal.

I don't think we have a Chik-Fil-A in the state, so it's not like I could have started spending less there.  As for Duck Dynasty, I haven't seen an episode and I will continue to not watch it regardless of how this shakes out.  I just can't believe how many people feel the need to defend this guy like he's being put out on the street.  All I keep thinking is people yelling, "Stop picking on that eccentric millionaire!"
 
2013-12-21 02:59:46 PM  
Their first manufactured crisis was successful for them. Why would they not repeat it?
 
2013-12-21 03:03:32 PM  

WI241TH: lose talent from where though? It's gonna be a lot easier to replace some guy in the corporate office that spends his day counting money than it is to replace the cash cow that's bringing in the money in the first place


I was thinking actors, producers and such who are either gay, black, or into this whole outrage thing. Would they threaten to leave their jobs? Some may. Most probably don't give a sh*t.

This will all blow over anyway. I'm sure the show will have Phil back in it by the New Year. And much money will be made.
 
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