‘Duck Dynasty’ Cast: Phil and Willie Robertson Claim Network Unfairly Censored Family’s Christianity (VIDEO)
"Duck Dynasty" stars Willie and Phil Robertson revealed they were annoyed with A&E for what they are calling unfair editing. In an interview with Sports Spectrum, a Christian sports magazine, the two men said they had a few issues with the way the network was editing the footage.
According to Hollywood Life, Willie was upset A&E kept omitting the word "Jesus" from their family prayers.
"When we prayed, we said, 'In Jesus' name, Amen.' I don't have a verse that says you must always pray in the name of Jesus, but it's a very good idea, I think," he said. "So they would just have me say, 'Thank you, Lord, for the food. Thank you for loving us.' So I said, 'Why would you cut out 'in Jesus' name'? They said, 'Well, those editors are probably doing that. They don't want to offend some of the Muslims, or something."
He also told the magazine that the family was upset because editors were adding "fake bleeps" to make it seem like they were cursing, when they weren't. Both Willie and Phil said the family has never used a foul word on the show.
"They inserted fake bleeps, like someone had used profanity, but no one had used profanity," Phil Robertson said. "So I asked those guys that produce the show. I said, 'What's the point of the fake bleeps?'"
"If you want that, you can get all of that you want... Just change the station," he added. "There's plenty of that."
Phil was reportedly told that the producers "probably thought that there was some profanity going on" and that it was a mistake. He did admit to Sports Spectrum that since he brought the issue up the network has stopped adding the fake bleeps and started allowing them to mention "Jesus" on the show.