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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Duck Dynasty's ratings hit an all-time low after audiences realize there is only so much Southern bigotry they can handle   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 123
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2014-03-21 09:23:30 AM
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2014-03-21 09:34:10 AM
American Idol's ratings have gone the same way. Which racist controversy is responsible?
 
2014-03-21 09:35:37 AM
Seems unlikely as DD's audience was pretty well aligned with their way of thinking. I doubt they're offended at all.
 
2014-03-21 09:36:46 AM
I think the ONLY things out there that haven't been licensed with the DD logo on it have been caskets and butt-plugs.
 
2014-03-21 09:37:07 AM

doubled99: American Idol's ratings have gone the same way. Which racist controversy is responsible?


i believe that AI's ratings have dipped because it has simply overstayed its welcome.

ratings fall for many reasons. in this case, the exposure of the head of the DD clan as a vile racist homophobe may have caused his show to flounder.

it's not too hard a concept to grasp.
 
2014-03-21 09:40:16 AM

TV's Vinnie: I think the ONLY things out there that haven't been licensed with the DD logo on it have been caskets and butt-plugs.


I'm at work so I'm not going to google the latter, but there is a DD casket.
 
2014-03-21 09:40:24 AM

TV's Vinnie: I think the ONLY things out there that haven't been licensed with the DD logo on it have been caskets and butt-plugs.



I thought that's what they made
shop.history.com
 
2014-03-21 09:42:23 AM
The show had jumped the shark prior to the comments, but I'm sure some of the drop off is attributable to them as well.
 
2014-03-21 09:42:59 AM

FlashHarry: doubled99: American Idol's ratings have gone the same way. Which racist controversy is responsible?

i believe that AI's ratings have dipped because it has simply overstayed its welcome.

ratings fall for many reasons. in this case, the exposure of the head of the DD clan as a vile racist homophobe may have caused his show to flounder.

it's not too hard a concept to grasp.


Question: did this asshats views really surprise anybody? He's a redneck from the deep south, what the hell did people expect?  I'm from the same part of Louisiana these people are from, and I've heard shiat like what this dipshiat said all my life. Hell, it's pretty tame compared to some of the things I've heard. So, if someone didn't want to support a racist homophobe, why in the fark were they watching the show to begin with?
 
2014-03-21 09:44:36 AM
That show makes my face itchy.
 
2014-03-21 09:44:44 AM

stpauler: TV's Vinnie: I think the ONLY things out there that haven't been licensed with the DD logo on it have been caskets and butt-plugs.


I thought that's what they made
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2014-03-21 09:49:24 AM
Racism ruins careers.
Homophobia, not so much.
 
2014-03-21 09:51:37 AM
To be fair, they're probably no more biggots than they are rednecks (how many rednecks have their own jets and are members at the country club?). It's just a part they play to make a majority of southerners feel all warm and fuzzy.
 
2014-03-21 09:54:55 AM
Or it could be it's just all a carefully orchestrated act just like any other reality show and people are finally getting wise to it.
 
2014-03-21 09:56:35 AM
Was in a craft store yesterday and saw a DD-licensed fabric bolt.

:/
 
2014-03-21 09:56:39 AM
The Stupid of America have moved on to something equally dumb, but newer.
 
2014-03-21 09:57:31 AM

FlashHarry: i believe that AI's ratings have dipped because it has simply overstayed its welcome.


I'm a fan of the show...not necessarily his comments...but I agree with you.  The show has overstayed its welcome, run out of jokes and they're just making up goofy stuff now to fill time.  I predict it'll be off the air at the end of the season.  Phil's comments will have nothing to do with it.  Ratings and the family's lack of desire to care will stop the shows run.  It was fun while it lasted, but it was really only a flash in the pan idea anyway.
 
2014-03-21 09:58:38 AM

stpauler: TV's Vinnie: I think the ONLY things out there that haven't been licensed with the DD logo on it have been caskets and butt-plugs.


I thought that's what they made
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It doubles as a fart amplifier.

I like the show.  It's just silly and I like the show ends with a prayer.  And get this, I like Tyler Perry's House of Payne as well.  Sometimes I like shows that aren't too serious, and when they are, it is family friendly.

/I do get into other types of shows with a bit more grit like Dexter, but my kids can't watch that.
//I don't want them to get the idea of becoming a serial killer vigilante
 
2014-03-21 09:59:32 AM
I never saw how it got past the first episode.  Kind of like Swamp Loggers, Swamp People, and a bunch of the other similar shows.

Here's an aligator... chute it!  <wash, rinse, repeat>
 
2014-03-21 09:59:56 AM

El Freak: FlashHarry: doubled99: American Idol's ratings have gone the same way. Which racist controversy is responsible?

i believe that AI's ratings have dipped because it has simply overstayed its welcome.

ratings fall for many reasons. in this case, the exposure of the head of the DD clan as a vile racist homophobe may have caused his show to flounder.

it's not too hard a concept to grasp.

Question: did this asshats views really surprise anybody? He's a redneck from the deep south, what the hell did people expect?  I'm from the same part of Louisiana these people are from, and I've heard shiat like what this dipshiat said all my life. Hell, it's pretty tame compared to some of the things I've heard. So, if someone didn't want to support a racist homophobe, why in the fark were they watching the show to begin with?


Dude, they're not even rednecks. They're yuppies doing hillbilly cosplay.

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2014-03-21 09:59:57 AM

FlashHarry: in this case, the exposure of the head of the DD clan as a vile racist homophobe may have caused his show to flounder.


I think it was more the fact that you couldn't go anywhere over the past 6 months without seeing DD-branded bullshiat everywhere. I went to a sporting goods store that had DD barbells for sale for fark's sake.

Give it 2 years, and we'll be seeing how everyone in the family is filing for bankruptcy and it will be blamed on persecution of their Christian beliefs.
 
2014-03-21 10:06:11 AM

TV's Vinnie: They're yuppies doing hillbilly cosplay.


You can say that about the kids if you want, and it may be true.

Sort of hard to say that about a guy not having long hair and a beard in the Army, or in high school in the 60's.  They sort of had rules about that.
 
2014-03-21 10:06:21 AM

TV's Vinnie: El Freak: FlashHarry: doubled99: American Idol's ratings have gone the same way. Which racist controversy is responsible?

i believe that AI's ratings have dipped because it has simply overstayed its welcome.

ratings fall for many reasons. in this case, the exposure of the head of the DD clan as a vile racist homophobe may have caused his show to flounder.

it's not too hard a concept to grasp.

Question: did this asshats views really surprise anybody? He's a redneck from the deep south, what the hell did people expect?  I'm from the same part of Louisiana these people are from, and I've heard shiat like what this dipshiat said all my life. Hell, it's pretty tame compared to some of the things I've heard. So, if someone didn't want to support a racist homophobe, why in the fark were they watching the show to begin with?

Dude, they're not even rednecks. They're yuppies doing hillbilly cosplay.

[media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com image 338x1500]


My gay marriage doesn't make me any less of a hillbilly. A haircut has even less effect.
 
2014-03-21 10:07:31 AM

edmo: Seems unlikely as DD's audience was pretty well aligned with their way of thinking. I doubt they're offended at all.


The hardcore audience, sure. But there's a substantial periphery audience (like my wife) who tuned out just before the controversy came up. She's from a hunting family so some of it reminded her of her family. She always felt the show was a bit off putting but she chalked it up to her being Canadian and growing up in the United Church (the O'Douls of Christian churches). other members of her family hung in there for a while longer but stopped watching after the controversy came up.
 
2014-03-21 10:09:16 AM

TV's Vinnie: Dude, they're not even rednecks. They're yuppies doing hillbilly cosplay.

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Not only that, but the show itsself is REALLY FREAKING BORING.

I mean, at least Pawn Stars has something that is historically interesting on it. This is just a bunch of people being fake on camera. It's like the faux redneck version of the Kardashians, with less boobs.

Putting aside the fact he's a racist, homophobic moron, there is nothing redeeming about this show. It's literally half an hour of people talking about "God" and making duck calls, and occasional hyjink that make E/I shows on PBS look good.
 
2014-03-21 10:10:51 AM

El Freak: FlashHarry: doubled99: American Idol's ratings have gone the same way. Which racist controversy is responsible?

i believe that AI's ratings have dipped because it has simply overstayed its welcome.

ratings fall for many reasons. in this case, the exposure of the head of the DD clan as a vile racist homophobe may have caused his show to flounder.

it's not too hard a concept to grasp.

Question: did this asshats views really surprise anybody? He's a redneck from the deep south, what the hell did people expect?  I'm from the same part of Louisiana these people are from, and I've heard shiat like what this dipshiat said all my life. Hell, it's pretty tame compared to some of the things I've heard. So, if someone didn't want to support a racist homophobe, why in the fark were they watching the show to begin with?


Protip: when decrying racism try not to paint an entire group of people with broad swipes.

Not everyone from 'the deep south' is a racist homophobe. Thanks.

Now, THIS group is. They are also extreme religion practioners. That was heavily edited out in the show, so unless you did research on the company/family/etc, you wouldn't really see any of it.

Unless you assume that, purely based on geographic location, these guys have to subscribe to certain views. And the obvious rebut to that is: ghetto.
 
2014-03-21 10:12:08 AM

TV's Vinnie: I think the ONLY things out there that haven't been licensed with the DD logo on it have been caskets and butt-plugs.


You had to know this was coming.

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2014-03-21 10:14:16 AM
After the novelty wore off, there was really absolutely nothing to the show. It's always been empty fluff. It's run its course, that's all.

The bigotry was part of the hillbilly schtick. Not what killed the show.
 
2014-03-21 10:14:26 AM
I finally bought my first licensed Duck Dynasty product: beef jerky.  Walmart had it on closeout and hell, jerky at half price is jerky at half price.
 
2014-03-21 10:14:40 AM

LectertheChef: TV's Vinnie: I think the ONLY things out there that haven't been licensed with the DD logo on it have been caskets and butt-plugs.

You had to know this was coming.

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I hope those glasses aren't removable.  I'm thinking that is what happened to the glasses on in the second photo.
 
2014-03-21 10:15:12 AM
Reruns on the sarah palin network soon.
 
2014-03-21 10:20:43 AM

wellreadneck: Racism ruins careers.
Homophobia, not so much.


I don't know Willie's stand on homosexuality but he put his money where his mouth is when it comes to "racism"; to wit: his children, two of whom are adopted.  Here be the link:   http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2013/10/duck-dynasty-willie-robertson-o n -adopted-son-lil-will-better-than-meeting-the-president.html

blog.zap2it.com

I like DD - it's brain candy
 
2014-03-21 10:20:46 AM

TV's Vinnie: El Freak: FlashHarry: doubled99: American Idol's ratings have gone the same way. Which racist controversy is responsible?

i believe that AI's ratings have dipped because it has simply overstayed its welcome.

ratings fall for many reasons. in this case, the exposure of the head of the DD clan as a vile racist homophobe may have caused his show to flounder.

it's not too hard a concept to grasp.

Question: did this asshats views really surprise anybody? He's a redneck from the deep south, what the hell did people expect?  I'm from the same part of Louisiana these people are from, and I've heard shiat like what this dipshiat said all my life. Hell, it's pretty tame compared to some of the things I've heard. So, if someone didn't want to support a racist homophobe, why in the fark were they watching the show to begin with?

Dude, they're not even rednecks. They're yuppies doing hillbilly cosplay.

[media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com image 338x1500]


I forgot that one of them uses the American flag as a rag to wipe sweat.
 
2014-03-21 10:21:49 AM
I've watched the show and its problem was always that it had only two plots:  fish-out-of-water, and snobs-vs. slobs.

There's only so many times you can do "the guys take the girls hunting, hijinks ensue".
 
2014-03-21 10:23:01 AM

Rapmaster2000: I've watched the show and its problem was always that it had only two plots:  fish-out-of-water, and snobs-vs. slobs.

There's only so many times you can do "the guys take the girls hunting, hijinks ensue".


My wife looked at me like I had shot her puppy when I told her the show was scripted.
 
2014-03-21 10:23:26 AM

kroonermanblack: El Freak: FlashHarry: doubled99: American Idol's ratings have gone the same way. Which racist controversy is responsible?

i believe that AI's ratings have dipped because it has simply overstayed its welcome.

ratings fall for many reasons. in this case, the exposure of the head of the DD clan as a vile racist homophobe may have caused his show to flounder.

it's not too hard a concept to grasp.

Question: did this asshats views really surprise anybody? He's a redneck from the deep south, what the hell did people expect?  I'm from the same part of Louisiana these people are from, and I've heard shiat like what this dipshiat said all my life. Hell, it's pretty tame compared to some of the things I've heard. So, if someone didn't want to support a racist homophobe, why in the fark were they watching the show to begin with?

Protip: when decrying racism try not to paint an entire group of people with broad swipes.

Not everyone from 'the deep south' is a racist homophobe. Thanks.

Now, THIS group is. They are also extreme religion practioners. That was heavily edited out in the show, so unless you did research on the company/family/etc, you wouldn't really see any of it.

Unless you assume that, purely based on geographic location, these guys have to subscribe to certain views. And the obvious rebut to that is: ghetto.


I'm from the deep South. I still live here(don't ask me why).  As I said, I'm from the same place that these people are from. My mom even went to  high school with this guy. No, not everybody here is like that, but you're kidding yourself if you think they're a minority, and if you think that racism and homophobia isn't a HUGE problem in this area of the country. There's plenty of people here that would love nothing more than to lock up all the homos and go back to the "good ol' days" of Jim Crow. Compared to some of the rednecks I know(some of them in my own family) this guy's liberal in his views.
 
2014-03-21 10:24:39 AM
wellreadneck:

My gay marriage doesn't make me any less of a hillbilly. A haircut has even less effect.

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2014-03-21 10:24:58 AM

doubled99: American Idol's ratings have gone the same way. Which racist controversy is responsible?


Good point.   Southern bigotry has endured for at least a couple of hundred years, and this doesn't mean that it's going out of style now.
 
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2014-03-21 10:27:12 AM

digistil: To be fair, they're probably no more biggots than they are rednecks (how many rednecks have their own jets and are members at the country club?). It's just a part they play to make a majority of southerners feel all warm and fuzzy.


Sounds like they are all qualified to be republican candidates then.
 
2014-03-21 10:29:01 AM

lack of warmth: I like the show. . . And get this, I like Tyler Perry's House of Payne as well.


So, you like really bad TV of all types?
 
2014-03-21 10:29:43 AM

The Muthaship: Rapmaster2000: I've watched the show and its problem was always that it had only two plots:  fish-out-of-water, and snobs-vs. slobs.

There's only so many times you can do "the guys take the girls hunting, hijinks ensue".

My wife looked at me like I had shot her puppy when I told her the show was scripted.


I believe it's referred to as "scripted reality".  They have the actors follow the plot, take their marks,act out their characters,  but the dialog is mostly improvised.

It's worked for so long because Willie plays a good straight man and Si plays a good wild card.  That's about it as far as acting goes.
 
2014-03-21 10:33:22 AM

TV's Vinnie: El Freak: FlashHarry: doubled99: American Idol's ratings have gone the same way. Which racist controversy is responsible?

i believe that AI's ratings have dipped because it has simply overstayed its welcome.

ratings fall for many reasons. in this case, the exposure of the head of the DD clan as a vile racist homophobe may have caused his show to flounder.

it's not too hard a concept to grasp.

Question: did this asshats views really surprise anybody? He's a redneck from the deep south, what the hell did people expect?  I'm from the same part of Louisiana these people are from, and I've heard shiat like what this dipshiat said all my life. Hell, it's pretty tame compared to some of the things I've heard. So, if someone didn't want to support a racist homophobe, why in the fark were they watching the show to begin with?

Dude, they're not even rednecks. They're yuppies doing hillbilly cosplay.

[media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com image 338x1500]



"A mullet!? Ain't no way that dude is a real red-neck!"
www.rad-dudes.com

There's more that one way to be a red-neck.
 
2014-03-21 10:51:07 AM
Why do they have to kill ducks?
 
2014-03-21 10:54:21 AM

TV's Vinnie: El Freak: FlashHarry: doubled99: American Idol's ratings have gone the same way. Which racist controversy is responsible?

i believe that AI's ratings have dipped because it has simply overstayed its welcome.

ratings fall for many reasons. in this case, the exposure of the head of the DD clan as a vile racist homophobe may have caused his show to flounder.

it's not too hard a concept to grasp.

Question: did this asshats views really surprise anybody? He's a redneck from the deep south, what the hell did people expect?  I'm from the same part of Louisiana these people are from, and I've heard shiat like what this dipshiat said all my life. Hell, it's pretty tame compared to some of the things I've heard. So, if someone didn't want to support a racist homophobe, why in the fark were they watching the show to begin with?

Dude, they're not even rednecks. They're yuppies doing hillbilly cosplay.

[media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com image 338x1500]


img1.wikia.nocookie.neti2.cdn.turner.com
 
2014-03-21 10:58:35 AM

Spanky McStupid: wellreadneck: Racism ruins careers.
Homophobia, not so much.

I don't know Willie's stand on homosexuality but he put his money where his mouth is when it comes to "racism"; to wit: his children, two of whom are adopted.  Here be the link:   http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2013/10/duck-dynasty-willie-robertson-o n -adopted-son-lil-will-better-than-meeting-the-president.html

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I like DD - it's brain candy


Look at all those pale faces, and the two ever-so-slightly tanner ones at the end.
 
2014-03-21 11:01:24 AM

Spanky McStupid: wellreadneck: Racism ruins careers.
Homophobia, not so much.

I don't know Willie's stand on homosexuality but he put his money where his mouth is when it comes to "racism"; to wit: his children, two of whom are adopted.  Here be the link:   http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2013/10/duck-dynasty-willie-robertson-o n -adopted-son-lil-will-better-than-meeting-the-president.html

[blog.zap2it.com image 550x374]

I like DD - it's brain candy


I always wondered why they were branded racists, homophobes sure, I guessed that when I saw the church they attend, but I have never seen one thing to show that they were racist.
 
2014-03-21 11:05:27 AM

Tom_Slick: Spanky McStupid: wellreadneck: Racism ruins careers.
Homophobia, not so much.

I don't know Willie's stand on homosexuality but he put his money where his mouth is when it comes to "racism"; to wit: his children, two of whom are adopted.  Here be the link:   http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2013/10/duck-dynasty-willie-robertson-o n -adopted-son-lil-will-better-than-meeting-the-president.html

[blog.zap2it.com image 550x374]

I like DD - it's brain candy

I always wondered why they were branded racists, homophobes sure, I guessed that when I saw the church they attend, but I have never seen one thing to show that they were racist.


This is why.  http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/12/the-real-em-duck- d ynasty-em-scandal-phil-robertsons-comments-on-race/282538/
 
2014-03-21 11:11:02 AM

El Freak: Tom_Slick: Spanky McStupid: wellreadneck: Racism ruins careers.
Homophobia, not so much.

I don't know Willie's stand on homosexuality but he put his money where his mouth is when it comes to "racism"; to wit: his children, two of whom are adopted.  Here be the link:   http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2013/10/duck-dynasty-willie-robertson-o n -adopted-son-lil-will-better-than-meeting-the-president.html

[blog.zap2it.com image 550x374]

I like DD - it's brain candy

I always wondered why they were branded racists, homophobes sure, I guessed that when I saw the church they attend, but I have never seen one thing to show that they were racist.

This is why.  http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/12/the-real-em-duck- d ynasty-em-scandal-phil-robertsons-comments-on-race/282538/


Hadn't seen that part, it was kinda of glossed over because of the homophobe stuff.  While absolutely wrong, this is the type of attitude I expect from southerners his age, disgusting yes but not surprising.
 
2014-03-21 11:17:46 AM
Ah I love how easy it is to pretend the decline in ratings is because the show doesn't reflect my political views. The self rightgeousness really gives me a half chub.

It couldn't possibly be that the decline in ratings is due to reality show audiences of all political views have the attention spans of gnats and have moved on to the next shiny reality crapfest. Nope, it must be because the several million idiots who were watching this show suddenly came around to my way of thinking. That's gotta be it.
 
2014-03-21 11:23:12 AM

Kevin Lomax: Ah I love how easy it is to pretend the decline in ratings is because the show doesn't reflect my political views. The self rightgeousness really gives me a half chub.

It couldn't possibly be that the decline in ratings is due to reality show audiences of all political views have the attention spans of gnats and have moved on to the next shiny reality crapfest. Nope, it must be because the several million idiots who were watching this show suddenly came around to my way of thinking. That's gotta be it.


I know there was a lot of Evangelical outrage (The ones screaming "WAR ON CHRISTMAS" every 2 seconds all December) over their Christmas items sold in Wal Mart,
 
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