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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
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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

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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,
 
2014-03-21 11:35:27 AM
I have never seen this show.  Go me!  The only DD merch I've ever seen is Chia Willie.

So I've got that going for me...which is nice.

I thought they were millionaires before the TV show, they'll be fine when it ends.
 
2014-03-21 11:40:32 AM

Tom_Slick: 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,


I don't think you're remembering that correctly.
 
2014-03-21 11:45:22 AM

duffblue: Tom_Slick: 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,

I don't think you're remembering that correctly.


The nut job churches around here were upset with their depiction of Santa Clause, Santa hats etc., Christ in Christmas and all that. these are the same churches that ban chocolate bunnies and make sure kids only have chocolate crosses.
 
2014-03-21 11:46:51 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



Well, he adopted the son... the daughter is more of a purchase. There's something really shady about a young pretty Asian girl coming over as an "exchange student" and then just never leaving.

And at one point there was at least one YouTube video showing Willie doing a very racist Asian impression for an infomercial. Maybe they aren't racist, but they sure know how to play to their fanbase.
 
2014-03-21 11:53:04 AM
The main appeal to the show, it would seem to me, is for people to watch and make fun of the family. There's only so much of a train wreck you can watch before it stops being fascinating and becomes repulsive.

And this is coming from a Mississippian.
 
2014-03-21 11:54:34 AM
Actually, I have heard friends that watch Duck Dynasty say it isn't as fun now because of the extra scripted stuff that is included in the already scripted reality show. They say it isn't fun to watch anymore.

It's the same thing that has happened to Pawn Stars. The same thing that happens to all reality shows eventually.

But go ahead thinking that a bunch of gays that didn't even watch the show in the first place are taking viewers away from the show. It fits the uppity liberal narrative.
 
2014-03-21 11:57:47 AM
And, it's always entertaining to see a bunch of people that make fun of rural people, lecture about stereotypes and hate.

Thanks, kids. It's cool when you do it.
 
2014-03-21 11:57:47 AM

barneyfifesbullet: Actually, I have heard friends that watch Duck Dynasty say it isn't as fun now because of the extra scripted stuff that is included in the already scripted reality show. They say it isn't fun to watch anymore.


that's why I stopped watching.
 
2014-03-21 11:59:20 AM
This show, along with the Kardashians and Faux News, are blocked on my TV.  We avoid TLC like the plague anyhow, so nothing is blocked.
 
2014-03-21 12:09:08 PM

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


don't you know, everything on Reality TV is fake.  A&E bought those kids for Willie and once the show is over, they go back to central casting...
 
2014-03-21 12:10:58 PM

hardinparamedic: Pawn Stars has something that is historically interesting on it


I do like when Mark is on the show.  he seems the most knowledgeable of all the "experts" they bring on.  Some of them just seem to be spewing the Wikipedia entry on the subject the are the authority on.
 
2014-03-21 12:12:44 PM

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


You may be underestimating the size of the ironic audience.
 
2014-03-21 12:26:21 PM
The blue state bigotry is out in force, I see.

I follow the show on Facebook. Its core audience has been biatching for quite some time that the show has become blatantly fake and scripted. There were incidents before Phil's interview that did far more damage, like the episode Si faked a back injury to get that motorized scooter. Fans were in an uproar.

Phil's statements did no damage to the show with its fan base. THey likely agreed (I didn't). The show was done in by gross overexposure and becoming more and more contrived with each season.
 
2014-03-21 12:28:21 PM

give me doughnuts: 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.

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"A mullet!? Ain't no way that dude is a real red-neck!"
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There's more that one way to be a red-neck.


The mullet is the hipster equivalent in redneckism.
Metro-redneck-ual.

Real men don't wear the mullets.
 
2014-03-21 12:46:25 PM

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?


Oh god, THIS. Living in SW Virginia has been an eye-opening experience. I've heard some incredibly appalling racism during the course of dinner with a friend's family.
 
2014-03-21 12:52:24 PM

traxan: Phil's statements did no damage to the show with its fan base. THey likely agreed (I didn't). The show was done in by gross overexposure and becoming more and more contrived with each season.


I never watched the show (I try to avoid all reality television outside of sports, though I did like American Pickers for a while).. but I imagine there are enough folks like my wife's cousin (more liberal than I am, if that's possible) who were entertained by the show and said "fark this" after Phil's comments and won't watch it again.  I suppose there are just as many folks like her as there are "core audience" folks.
 
2014-03-21 01:02:13 PM
Schtick gets old. Film at 11.
 
2014-03-21 01:10:55 PM

bluorangefyre: This show, along with the Kardashians and Faux News, are blocked on my TV.  We avoid TLC like the plague anyhow, so nothing is blocked.


What happend to TLC always breaks my heart. Years ago as a teen you could see Connections on it and all types of stuff where you could actually LEARN something. And it turned into this bleh.
 
2014-03-21 01:14:04 PM

TV's Vinnie: wellreadneck:

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

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I laughed aloud.
 
2014-03-21 01:16:59 PM

groppet: What happend to TLC always breaks my heart. Years ago as a teen you could see Connections on it and all types of stuff where you could actually LEARN something. And it turned into this bleh.


Heck, even the "Trading Spaces" incarnation of TLC was still enjoyable.  Plus, Miss Paige was kind of hot (as was Genevieve).  It might have been vapid entertainment, but it did give folks some halfway okay ideas to decorate on the cheap.
 
2014-03-21 01:27:37 PM
Bring back "Street Beef" with Johnny LaRue!!
 
2014-03-21 01:32:06 PM

groppet: bluorangefyre: This show, along with the Kardashians and Faux News, are blocked on my TV.  We avoid TLC like the plague anyhow, so nothing is blocked.

What happend to TLC always breaks my heart. Years ago as a teen you could see Connections on it and all types of stuff where you could actually LEARN something. And it turned into this bleh.


I know I am missing a few from this list: 

Connections
The Day the Universe Changed
The Human Animal
Connections2 (a rehash of the older Connections, but still fairly informative)
The Human Sexes

Even Home Matters was somewhat educational in its day.

To me the channel was already going downhill by the time Connections3 was proposed.
 
2014-03-21 01:41:59 PM

Seequinn: Even Home Matters was somewhat educational in its day.


Dunno about Home Matters, but I first came across Home Time on TLC back in the day.  I'm not mechanically inclined at all (I can fake it), but those PBS home improvement shows are fascinating.
 
2014-03-21 01:42:05 PM
I can't fathom it's any backlash from Phil's statements - their core fans weren't going to budge on their love of all things DD just for Phil making a statement consistent with his beliefs:  It just got oversaturated to the point even their core audience started to feel like they were being conned.

When my own mother, a big DD fan, said 'I'm sick of seeing them everywhere', you know their clock is at 14:58.
 
2014-03-21 01:43:27 PM
The show's ratings are not in the toilet because of Phil. They're in the toilet because the show has jumped the shark and become more and more scripted. Every show has to have a "theme."  I get it. Real life is boring no matter how hot your wife is and how weird your brothers are.

American restoration drives me crazy too. They do such interesting work and every job is so unique and instead of showing how the work is done, they have to be all about staged practical jokes and side bets.

Same with Pawn Stars, American Pickers (although not as much), Top Gear, et al.
 
2014-03-21 01:48:50 PM
It's also a tough decision to decide who to hate.

Phil's comments were clearly in line with the Bible. So, if you hate him and his beliefs, you have to hate all of Christianity (which you probably already do)...

And if someone is calls themselves a Christian but doesn't agree with what he said, then they're not a Christian.

Phil never said he hated gay people.  He said that God said that their lifestyle was sinful.  Never said God didn't love them.  But the subject is taboo and so people are going to act how they're going to act because people on both sides of the issue get butthurt easily.
 
2014-03-21 02:12:35 PM
Im sure a lot of you who preach tolerance and open mindness took one look at this bunch and thought all kinds of stereotypical things long before this guy was asked his opinion on anything. You were more excited that you were right about him rather than being mad about what he said.The again he professes his faith openly. Even if he hadnt said what he said you would still have something to say about him. I have yet to meet one person, regardless of religious or politicail leanings, who isn't some kind of hypocrite.
 
2014-03-21 02:18:49 PM

TheGreatGazoo: 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>


I about gag when I hear that now. I'm. getting at clicking it off real fast.
 
2014-03-21 02:56:38 PM
At least one part of their demographic will be sticking by their side:

i2.cdn.turner.com

"Ah agrae with that thur uncle Pheeil, them darkies look happier thayun ah peeig in slop wayun they're pickin' mah cotton!"
 
2014-03-21 03:16:49 PM

TheGreatGazoo: never saw how it got past the first episode.  Kind of like Swamp Loggers, Swamp People, and a bunch of the other similar shows.


It is the rule 34 equivalent of TV. If there is a genre, there is someone (or 5-11 million someones a week) who will watch it. It's why we have a thousand channels and why you can watch something else if you don't like it.  That was a generic you. Not a Gazoo you.
 
2014-03-21 03:19:09 PM
I watched half an episode one night to see what all the fuss was about after it became so popular, turned the channel because it wasn't that interesting to me. Just too much redneck schtick for me.

One way or the other, I'm sure they really don't care. They'll still have their business and make their money and as long as the show stays on, it's advertising for their business that they actually get paid for.

All "reality" shows run their course over time. They go from being novel/unique to scripted as someone else mentioned. They become more about the people on the show than the things they do that made the show somewhat interesting to begin with, even though you knew a good part of the show was BS.
 
2014-03-21 03:29:17 PM
TFA contradicts subby's faulty premise.

I watched the show, but I'm tired of it.  That's pretty much it.  They're obviously not racists.  They're good people.  And oh my god, they used to have ONE hairstyle 30 years ago and now they have ANOTHER hairstyle!  THEY"RE PHONIES!!!!  Whatever.

I enjoyed the show but it got old.  That is the jist of the article.
 
2014-03-21 03:30:46 PM

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


I don't get it either I always tune in, without exception, to every non-racist television program on the air. Every last one, I have over 40 television sets most of which are on simultaneously.

Pay attention kids this what a idiot sounds like when they think they've "gotcha"
 
2014-03-21 03:35:39 PM
I used to watch DD every week. Lately the novelty has worn off. You can only watch rednecks do the same thing so many times before it gets very boring. I havent watched an episode since Christmas time, there are far better shows on right now.
 
2014-03-21 04:07:44 PM
TV's Vinnie:

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

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You may have a point with the boys, but how do 45 year-old pictures of Si in the military or Phil in college prove they were 'yuppies'?  Think Phil has sported that beard since the 70s, actually.
 
2014-03-21 04:08:06 PM

STRYPERSWINE: And oh my god, they used to have ONE hairstyle 30 years ago and now they have ANOTHER hairstyle!


not to mention, one of them had a crew cut while in the Army, now he has long hair!  he's the worst offender!
 
2014-03-21 04:12:56 PM

StrikitRich: TV's Vinnie:

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

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

You may have a point with the boys, but how do 45 year-old pictures of Si in the military or Phil in college prove they were 'yuppies'?  Think Phil has sported that beard since the 70s, actually.


How do you explain the sons then going from that to THAT?
 
2014-03-21 04:33:25 PM
Actually...from what I heard, in the beginning, Willie and the others kept a clean cut to fit into the corporate environment and then finally said "screw it" and just became themselves. I'm sure the show has tried to force them to become more and more corporate.
 
2014-03-21 04:35:16 PM

reprobate1125: Actually...from what I heard, in the beginning, Willie and the others kept a clean cut to fit into the corporate environment and then finally said "screw it" and just became themselves. I'm sure the show has tried to force them to become more and more corporate.


i think when you go from working for the man to working for yourself, you no longer have to worry about "dress code"
 
2014-03-21 05:36:41 PM
reprobate1125:  I'm sure the show has tried to force them to become more and more corporate.

In no way does that statement make any sense.
 
2014-03-21 05:45:08 PM
I always liked Billy the Exterminator.  Same kind of schtick, but at least Billy did something useful.
 
2014-03-21 05:49:24 PM

reprobate1125: I'm sure the show has tried to force them to become more and more corporate.


i disagree.  Willie is the Gene Simmons of hunting.  He'll put that logo on anything he thinks will sell.  if it will make him a dollar, he'll sell it to you.  make no mistake, he's a business man first.
 
2014-03-21 05:50:28 PM

Uncle Pooky: statement make any sense.


I meant that being part of the show has forced them to be on guard a lot more than they normally would be (despite how they appear in public).

They talked about being able to just walk around town and be themselves but after people started coming up to their houses and looking in their windows, they had to put up security and be more guarded and only make "appearances."

I'm sure that this being a finite period of their lives they've had to try to figure out how to use it to the fullest and that's all the licensing deals, etc.

Corporate may not have been the best word for it...maybe calculated instead of just being themselves.  No different than any other reality show.

That being the case, I get the sense that they can pretty much take or leave the show.  I picture them quitting before the network cans them.
 
2014-03-21 06:03:48 PM

ladodger34: traxan: Phil's statements did no damage to the show with its fan base. THey likely agreed (I didn't). The show was done in by gross overexposure and becoming more and more contrived with each season.

I never watched the show (I try to avoid all reality television outside of sports, though I did like American Pickers for a while).. but I imagine there are enough folks like my wife's cousin (more liberal than I am, if that's possible) who were entertained by the show and said "fark this" after Phil's comments and won't watch it again.  I suppose there are just as many folks like her as there are "core audience" folks.


Hell, even sports is scripted anymore.  Tom Brady gets away with stuff no other quarterback can, a NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie takes pole position for Daytona 500 because "#3 Car!", anybody breathing lightly on Syndey Crosby gets a penalty, Barry Bonds beats home run record and it takes the entire fan base to cry foul, etc.  the score is the second thing on people's minds.  The first is how to squeeze the most cash out of it.  If someone getting away with it makes you watch and spend more, that's what they will do.
 
2014-03-21 06:05:30 PM

Uncle Pooky: 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


Well, he adopted the son... the daughter is more of a purchase. There's something really shady about a young pretty Asian girl coming over as an "exchange student" and then just never leaving.

And at one point there was at least one YouTube video showing Willie doing a very racist Asian impression for an infomercial. Maybe they aren't racist, but they sure know how to play to their fanbase.


Actually, I took it as the daughter is hanging around because....money.
 
2014-03-21 06:11:36 PM

ladodger34: Seequinn: Even Home Matters was somewhat educational in its day.

Dunno about Home Matters, but I first came across Home Time on TLC back in the day.  I'm not mechanically inclined at all (I can fake it), but those PBS home improvement shows are fascinating.


the Mike Holmes shows are even better.  It is the same thing over and over (family gets screwed by shady contractor, Holmes comes in and overbuilds better than code), but the lengths "contractors" will go to squeeze money out of people is eye opening.
 
2014-03-21 06:43:18 PM
Dr Jack Badofsky:

Hell, even sports is scripted anymore.  Tom Brady gets away with stuff no other quarterback can, a NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie takes pole position for Daytona 500 because "#3 Car!", anybody breathing lightly on Syndey Crosby gets a penalty, Barry Bonds beats home run record and it takes the entire fan base to cry foul, etc.  the score is the second thing on people's minds.

It's still real to me, dammit!
 
2014-03-21 07:06:26 PM
They've all but obliterated their gay black-marriage demographic viewership.
 
2014-03-21 07:09:48 PM

OtherLittleGuy: 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.

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[img1.wikia.nocookie.net image 180x245][i2.cdn.turner.com image 320x180]


Just think, if McCain had won in 2008, she would've been a weak heartbeat away from the presidency. . .
 
2014-03-21 07:52:31 PM

peacheslatour: I always liked Billy the Exterminator.  Same kind of schtick, but at least Billy did something useful.


And he gives tips and tricks about preventing the kind of problems he gets called about.  Most of it is common sense but there have been a few times I've though, "Hmmm, didn't know that".
 
2014-03-21 08:06:36 PM

HighOnCraic: OtherLittleGuy: 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.net image 180x245][i2.cdn.turner.com image 320x180]

Just think, if McCain had won in 2008, she would've been a weak heartbeat away from the presidency. . .


No scarier than Biden.
 
2014-03-21 08:11:05 PM

reprobate1125: It's also a tough decision to decide who to hate.

Phil's comments were clearly in line with the Bible. So, if you hate him and his beliefs, you have to hate all of Christianity (which you probably already do)...

And if someone is calls themselves a Christian but doesn't agree with what he said, then they're not a Christian.

Phil never said he hated gay people.  He said that God said that their lifestyle was sinful.  Never said God didn't love them.  But the subject is taboo and so people are going to act how they're going to act because people on both sides of the issue get butthurt easily.


God also said getting a tattoo and eating shrimp are sins.
 
2014-03-21 08:32:49 PM
He cleared up the whole eating shrimp thing in the New Testament.
 
2014-03-21 10:41:34 PM

msparl01: 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.


This.

Their target audience could care less about homophobic/racist comments made in a magazine that none of them can "read" anyway; but how much of a "reality show" can you make about swamp trash millionaires who make duck calls? Once you've said that, you've pretty much said everything both funny and interesting about the whole clan--it's not like they actually do anything else.
 
2014-03-21 11:18:58 PM

reprobate1125: HighOnCraic: OtherLittleGuy: 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.net image 180x245][i2.cdn.turner.com image 320x180]

Just think, if McCain had won in 2008, she would've been a weak heartbeat away from the presidency. . .

No scarier than Biden.


I'd trust Palin 10x over before I let Biden get anywhere near the position that has any influence over The Button.  He has so many damn screwups he'd back door this country into so many conflicts it ain't funny.
 
2014-03-21 11:38:50 PM
This fad was inevitable as their show was insipid, disposable reality TV garbage, but at least the people of New Jersey people had the grace to disassociate themselves from Jersey Shore and didn't invite The Situation or Snooki to the State of the Union Address as a representative of their culture.
 
2014-03-21 11:43:30 PM

reprobate1125: Actually...from what I heard, in the beginning, Willie and the others kept a clean cut to fit into the corporate environment and then finally said "screw it" and just became themselves. I'm sure the show has tried to force them to become more and more corporate.


When I see blatant marketing and branding gimmicks, I often wonder to myself "Are there really people out there too stupid to see through this bullshiat?"

Then I'm reminded ... yes.  Yes there are.  A lot of them.

www.madebymark.com
 
2014-03-22 12:31:39 AM
I love it how the DD haters post 30 year old pictures of the cast as "proof" that they're all a bunch of phonies.

The photos have actually been shown on the show itself clear back in the first season (I believe).  Phil actually teased his kids about their yuppie pasts.
 
2014-03-22 12:41:07 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.


I'm still waiting (been waiting for months) for someone to show me exactly where Phil Robertson was racist or homophobic. And I'll be waiting a long time because you won't find any proof.

Protip: Offering your opinion is not racist or homophobic but liberals cannot fathom that. Anyone who disagrees with their worldview is automatically a homophobic, sexist, fascist, anti-Semitic, racist. Did I miss any buzz words?
 
2014-03-22 12:46:55 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]



img.fark.net

img.fark.net

Sorry, you were saying?
 
2014-03-22 01:20:25 AM
It's a start, now stop "reality tv" all together.
 
2014-03-22 01:38:40 AM

TerminalEchoes: 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]


[img.fark.net image 384x344]

[img.fark.net image 375x550]

Sorry, you were saying?


Yeah. Photos taken 30 years ago are the same as those taken around ten years ago. (rolls eyes)
 
2014-03-22 02:13:32 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.


Frosted tips? That's redneck!
 
x23
2014-03-22 02:17:32 AM

lack of warmth: Sometimes I like shows that aren't too serious, and when they are, it is family friendly.



abject racism and disgusting bigotry are things you think are family friendly?

you are a revolting person. i hope your kids get run over by a car to save society from whatever their adult lives will bring thanks to their horrid bigoted upbringing. it'd be for the best. we don't need more worthless dumb-as-dildos hillbillies.
 
x23
2014-03-22 02:24:13 AM

Spanky McStupid: 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.


racists can't adopt kids?

you know you can still be a raging racist and adopt a child of color. it's like the fancier version of "some of my best friends are _______!" ... immediately followed by racist drivel.

many insanely racist people "help" people of color because they think it is their duty to "fix" the savage races.

don't be stupid. racist family is racist.
 
x23
2014-03-22 02:28:11 AM

barneyfifesbullet: And, it's always entertaining to see a bunch of people that make fun of rural people, lecture about stereotypes and hate.


being bigoted towards bigots is just a little bit different than just being a plain old bigot you disingenuous cock.

though i suppose you could just be an idiot too. most bigots are.
 
x23
2014-03-22 02:38:06 AM

CraicBaby: reprobate1125: It's also a tough decision to decide who to hate.

Phil's comments were clearly in line with the Bible. So, if you hate him and his beliefs, you have to hate all of Christianity (which you probably already do)...

And if someone is calls themselves a Christian but doesn't agree with what he said, then they're not a Christian.

Phil never said he hated gay people.  He said that God said that their lifestyle was sinful.  Never said God didn't love them.  But the subject is taboo and so people are going to act how they're going to act because people on both sides of the issue get butthurt easily.

God also said getting a tattoo and eating shrimp are sins.



those don't count to your average bigoted Levitican like reprobate here. only the gays thing matters. also prohibition on divorce can be totally ignored and hundreds of other laws.

there is like 1-2 lines about gays. but like 4-5 paragraphs about mold. i've yet to see a modern bigoted "Christian" like reprobate raze their house when their shower gets some mildew on it.

reprobate and his ilk just use the bible to defend their racism and bigotry. just like always. it's a nice little shield to hide behind while promoting vile inhuman hatred.
 
2014-03-22 02:51:05 AM

x23: CraicBaby: reprobate1125: It's also a tough decision to decide who to hate.

Phil's comments were clearly in line with the Bible. So, if you hate him and his beliefs, you have to hate all of Christianity (which you probably already do)...

And if someone is calls themselves a Christian but doesn't agree with what he said, then they're not a Christian.

Phil never said he hated gay people.  He said that God said that their lifestyle was sinful.  Never said God didn't love them.  But the subject is taboo and so people are going to act how they're going to act because people on both sides of the issue get butthurt easily.

God also said getting a tattoo and eating shrimp are sins.


those don't count to your average bigoted Levitican like reprobate here. only the gays thing matters. also prohibition on divorce can be totally ignored and hundreds of other laws.

there is like 1-2 lines about gays. but like 4-5 paragraphs about mold. i've yet to see a modern bigoted "Christian" like reprobate raze their house when their shower gets some mildew on it.

reprobate and his ilk just use the bible to defend their racism and bigotry. just like always. it's a nice little shield to hide behind while promoting vile inhuman hatred.


Ahh, always nice to see comments from those who distill bits and pieces of larger statements to fit their mold (no pun intended) of anyone opposing (or even slightly disagreeing with) their viewpoint on humanity.  As was earlier stated, Phil openly mentioned he had nothing against homosexuals, only that they will be judged by God.  But, go ahead and Fast Forward through the whole thing to the parts you want to piece together to fit your rant.

/ not Christian
// Catholic raised and schooled for 7+ years
/// sick of church
IV hate those who are worse hypocrites than religious types
 
2014-03-22 04:06:05 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.


It might be if one's opposable thumbs are stuck up one's apologist ass.
 
2014-03-22 11:50:51 AM

x23: lack of warmth: Sometimes I like shows that aren't too serious, and when they are, it is family friendly.


abject racism and disgusting bigotry are things you think are family friendly?

you are a revolting person. i hope your kids get run over by a car to save society from whatever their adult lives will bring thanks to their horrid bigoted upbringing. it'd be for the best. we don't need more worthless dumb-as-dildos hillbillies.


Ah, sweet liberal tolerance.
 
2014-03-22 12:13:59 PM

x23: God also said getting a tattoo and eating shrimp are sins.

those don't count to your average bigoted Levitican like reprobate here. only the gays thing matters. also prohibition on divorce can be totally ignored and hundreds of other laws.

there is like 1-2 lines about gays. but like 4-5 paragraphs about mold. i've yet to see a modern bigoted "Christian" like reprobate raze their house when their shower gets some mildew on it.

reprobate and his ilk just use the bible to defend their racism and bigotry. just like always. it's a nice little shield to hide behind while promoting vile inhuman hatred.


I guess you like quoting one part of the conversation but not the other when you decide exactly who and what you think I am.

If you would have continued reading you would have seen where I said, God cleared the whole shrimp thing up in the New Testament.  I love the way you keep quoting my login like somehow you're telling the world who I am and what I believe.

I'm not defending any position. I never was. I was explaining what the Bible said and nowhere made any commentary on what I believed about it.

I will explain this part to you, since you're interested in what I think...  The bible does call certain things sins.  It also makes a pretty big distinction between the new testament and the old testament where Jesus straightens some things out. People were so into studying the word of the law that they missed the spirit of the law. That's why Jesus said "you've heard it said do not commit murder, but I say do not hate." (paraphrase).

For someone who believes God created the universe (I'm coming at this from a scholarly perspective), then yes, the Bible calls certain things sin including homosexuality and murder and lust and all those other things.

Nowhere does it tell us to hate people who do these things and I don't see calling something a sin the same as hate.  If you're not a Christian why the freak do you care if something is a sin or not a sin?  The entire world does not have to approve of your lifestyle.

I think being super fat is disgusting. I find it repulsive. That's my opinion.  If I state that in this forum as a matter of fact, it's not hate speech. If I go up to a fat person in a buffet and say "you're a disgusting human being," there is a sense of hate in that.

I don't see why it's a must that people "approve" of the gay lifestyle.  Unless "homophobes" are out there trying to beat up gay people or somehow interfere with their lives, then gay people should just go out there and live their gay lives and not get all bent out of shape about whether or not Phil or Truett approve of their lifestyles.

If you have a question about what I believe, x23 ask me. I'll be happy to tell you. The entire world is entitled to my opinion :) On the other hand, if you're going to tell the whole world about how I'm a levitican, I think you should at least take the time to read the rest of the page to see where I responded to that idea.
 
2014-03-22 07:50:52 PM

Dr Jack Badofsky: ladodger34: Seequinn: Even Home Matters was somewhat educational in its day.

Dunno about Home Matters, but I first came across Home Time on TLC back in the day.  I'm not mechanically inclined at all (I can fake it), but those PBS home improvement shows are fascinating.

the Mike Holmes shows are even better.  It is the same thing over and over (family gets screwed by shady contractor, Holmes comes in and overbuilds better than code), but the lengths "contractors" will go to squeeze money out of people is eye opening.


Oh yeah, I was hooked on Holmes on Homes for a while .
 
2014-03-22 08:49:33 PM

darkjezter: I love it how the DD haters post 30 year old pictures of the cast as "proof" that they're all a bunch of phonies.

The photos have actually been shown on the show itself clear back in the first season (I believe).  Phil actually teased his kids about their yuppie pasts.


Translation:

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