Posted: 10:51 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
By Ryan Gajewski
The cast of Duck Dynasty are beloved for being authentic and keeping it real. But their show can be guilty of misleading viewers, says the show's star.
The show's patriarch, Phil Robertson, tells The Christian Post that he doesn't appreciate when the show's editors fiddle with footage of his family.
“They inserted fake beeps like somebody had used profanity, but no one had used profanity,” Phil reveals. "So I asked those guys who produce the show, I said, 'Lemme ask you something. What’s the point of the fake bleeps?'"
Producers apparently blamed the "15 or 20 editors" in L.A., according to Phil. "They’re the ones arranging the scenes," he continues. "Well, they’re the ones that said, ‘You know, I think it’d be cool here to maybe make it look like they’re cursing.'"
"Of course, [viewers] thought there was some profanity going on," Phil says. "There was zero." Finally, Phil says that the editors "quit doing that."
Phil also has taken issue with the way that the show is cut. For example, he hasn't appreciated that part of his family's prayer would end up on the cutting room floor.
"When we prayed, we said 'In Jesus' name, Amen,'" Phil says. "And they would just have me say ‘Thank you Lord for the food. Thank you for loving us. Amen.’ So I said, ‘Why would you cut out ‘In Jesus’ name’?'”
"They said, ‘Well, those editors are probably doing that,’” he add. “And they just think that, you know, they don’t want to maybe offend some of the Muslims or something.” Phil says that the show will now sometimes leave in his family's use of the word "Jesus," but that he thinks the editors are "people with no moral compass." Strong words!
We think it's surprising that Phil is speaking out against the producers like this, considering how successful his show has been. Then again, Phil is an outspoken guy, so we should expect him to say what's on his mind.
And is it just us, or does Phil's story about the bleeps sound a lot like the Jimmy Kimmel Live segment, "Unnecessary Censorship"?
Source: The Christian Post