Duck Dynasty’s Jase On Famous GQ Interview

By: Lacy Langley - July 16, 2014

Duck Dynasty’s Jase Robertson has opened up about his experience in the now infamous GQ interview with Drew Magary. You know, the one that caused a huge stir and controversy across the nation when Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson said that homosexuality is a sin.

The nation heard about Phil Robertson’s answers and the stand for faith that rocked Duck Dynasty to the core and almost lost Phil Robertson (and the rest of the family, since they weren’t going on without him) their highly-rated show on A&E. We also heard weeks (and weeks, and weeks) of backlash from all over the country claiming Phil Robertson was everything from a bigot to a homophobe to a racist and back.

Well, now Jase Robertson of Duck Dynasty is telling the other side of the story about what went on during that immortal interview.

Apparently, the Duck Dynasty cast in its entirety eventually walked out on the interview because “it felt more like an attack because our family has a prayer at the end of the show”, according to Jase. He says he even tried to convince his father “to stop the interview because the questions were hypothetical, argumentative, and controversial.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq3URCr4FHo

Jase said the interview involving the cast of Duck Dynasty didn’t even start out on a good note, as Drew Magary began with unsavory language and moved straight to even more offensive questions.

Duck Dynasty‘s Jase revealed that from the get-go, “He was using four-letter words, a lot of F-bombs, he was making fun of some of the things we hold true. The first statement of the whole process was, he looked at me and said, ‘Do you actually expect people to believe that you waited until you got married before you had sex?’ That was the first statement out of his mouth. Well, I kind of looked around at the publicist and I thought, ‘Is this the interview?’ I mean, because this was just the way it came across.”

However, the family of Duck Dynasty is a forgiving bunch, and they don’t want to believe that Magary intentionally set them up to be torn down, but…it kinda seems that way.

“…I think it was just a plan to get some, some of that [which] caused us some trouble. But, you know, we don’t hold anything against him, so. Or even by trying that. My dad thought he wanted to take a stand in his house, and I don’t blame him.”

Way to take the high road Mr. Robertson.

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  • SmartLatina

    He’s right.

  • Judah

    Same thing the scribes and pharacies did to Jesus. They set him up through Judas and took Him to the temple for a false inquisition…all set up. They even hired people to make false accusations against Him. The people that did this interveiw had an agenda LONG before the interview even took place. Phil has said MANY times that he loves everyone and His Lord Loves EVERYONE. I like what Phil recently said about this whole fiascoe….There are two false premises here in our world today,…one is that if you disagree with someone it means you hate them,,,and two,..if you Love someone you agree with everything about them.
    Very well put by Phil.

    • Theresa

      You’re comparing phil to Jesus? Crazy.

      • Judah

        Theresa, im baffled by what you dont understand about it. The article is about Phil identifying himself as a follower of Christ Jesus. No servant is greater than his master,..so often the same things will happen to US that happened to Him. This world HATED HIM first and crucified HIM,..so it will also HATE US and crucify us too. Keep trying and im sure you will have an epiphany.

        • SeasiderOGF

          I’m sorry Judah,but after reading the drivel that she has written it is immensely obvious that she’s a raving liberal,gun hating,anti-Christian…I’m afraid you are wasting your time….I believe the Robertson family are good moral people,not perfect,but they are trying….Just remember that you can’t fix stupid and let the trolls and narrow minded make themselves look bad….Arguing with that type is like stabbing yourself with a fork,it starts to get messy and won’t get better until you quit….LOL

  • Theresa

    Who really cares what these faux hillbillies have to say? They’re filthy rich and pretend to be back woods hillbillies.

    • Eve

      Faux hillbillies? Guessing you don’t watch, otherwise you’d know enough about them to know they have worked hard to get to where they are now. They have worked hard as a family and have stuck together through many hurdles that have come their way. THIS interview is a perfect example of how they have done that! Together, as a family through Christ! yes, there is a lot that is “put-on” for the show, but I do not for one second think they are fake.

      • Kimberly White Tynes

        I agree 100% with ya, Eve. I have enjoyed Duck Dynasty. They are really not fake. I don’t live but about 2 and a half hours from them, maybe 3 hours from them.

        • Chris

          The whole show is scripted, they only grew the beards and hair because it makes for better tv. The whole show is fake. Just look at the pictures of them from a month before the show started. It is all fake.

          • Joe

            You are either an idiot or 12 and don’t have facial hair yet… It takes a little longer than a month to grow the type of facial hair the Dynasty guys have. I am NOT a religious person whatsoever, but I do not have ANY issue with their religious beliefs. That is their beliefs… which I do not expect to be identical to mine. Get over it!

          • Theresa

            They grew the beards and look like hillbillies because it appeals to the faux Christians.

        • Theresa

          Dick Dynasty – a bunch of fakers. Faux Christians.

          • happy

            you are an idiot and apparently have no clue.

    • Tallyman

      Don’t think they ever claimed to be hillbillies. They are from south Louisiana, not many hills there.

      • Theresa

        Whatever – they’re still duping all the fools who buy their bullshit.

        • Tina

          Well, I guess it’s a good thing you’re not being duped then, Theresa. I think you should probably stick to the Real Housewives, or whatever other garbage you consider “real” entertainment.

          • Theresa

            I choose not to watch any of the ‘reality’ bullshit. These bigoted assholes on Quack Dynasty are not entertainment.

          • happy

            you are an idiot

          • Theresa

            No you are.

          • Christina McClain Padgett

            Nope Theresa you are. :)

          • Theresa

            No you are honey – Christina – you are also a C U next Tuesday!

          • Tee

            Ma’am, you are offensive and no lady. You are entitled to your opinions as this is a free country. However, your language in expressing your opinions could be improved. If you do not watch this program how can you give a true, unbiased critique of it or the people in it? I do not believe any person, myself included, should judge a person or program without at least investigating both sides.

          • Theresa

            I’m so offended you don’t think I’m a lady, NOT. I know all I need to know about the Dicks on Dick Dynasty. They’re rich. Good for them. They made their money rooking all the suckers, like you Tee.

        • TimeHasCome

          Do you many words beyond Bullshit?

          • Theresa

            How about asshole?

          • robertbubba2

            Gee Theresa if this is all you can complain about your life must really suck !

            By the way girl these guys made money the old fashion way they got dirty and earned it and you are jealous

            ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

        • SeasiderOGF

          Theresa Jackson,
          I am very,very glad I don’t know you at all….
          What you write shows a vicious spirit,a narrow mind and an inability to grant others their rights to their own opinions…
          Gee…You must be a Liberal…..ROFL
          May you find forgiveness and peace,in God….

          • Theresa

            Seasider – I’m glad not to know you either bible thumper. Like what you think of me makes any god damned difference in my life. Spare me from your holier than thou and self-righteous self.
            I bet you cling to your guns and bibles as you do your ignorance.

      • tony

        they are from North Louisiana. And no there are not many hills there, but it is a huge difference from South Louisiana nonetheless

    • Sarah

      Obviously you do..you read the article and took the time to comment on it. Get tired of people commenting on message boards saying who cares about something when they are the very ones reading and commenting! If you don’t care, don’t waste your time and my time by commenting!

  • Graphicpoet

    Believer Here… I am no where even close to the popularity of these guys, but I am still in entertainment. When you have a high profile, that doesn’t equal = FORGET YOUR FAITH, but it does mean you need to not allow the media to sound bite you so badly that they do you damage. Avoid direct journalist interviews, they are never designed to be about truth just about selling content. Its not like they needed the money, so it was probably A&E’s way of getting more exposure for the show without considering the implications.

  • Chris

    How dare they question their fake faith.

  • jackets

    Typical of the liberals and the Democrat party….PUNISH SUCCESS, REWARD FAILURE. It’s killing the country.

    • Deborah

      Would you just shut up! Always have to make it about liberals and democrats. Can you not think of anything new to say? Do you need a script to go by like the duck family.

      • jackets

        Did I respond to you Deb? No, I will not shut up when I see people with beliefs similar to mine who are always made fun of. I stand by the Democrat motto….PUNISH SUCCESS, REWARD FAILURE.

  • Theresa Sarlo

    You don’t have to be poor to be a “hillbilly”. They admit parts of the show are scripted and they are still a loving family even though they are “filthy rich”. They are proud they worked hard to get what they have. Good for them!!!

  • rebelmountainman

    The show is stupid.

  • Freedom

    In many peoples opinion, the main purpose of the interview was to make fun of the family and their values. Nothing more. What was so great, was that GQ ended up hugely embarrassed by the whole episode, showed people what kind of publication, and it’s writers were, and A&E kept Duck Dynasty on the air. Can’t get any better than that!

    • Christina McClain Padgett

      I agree 100%. Vengeance is the Lord’s and they got theirs swiftly. I loved it!

  • Dark Ages

    These guys have to realize the left has declared war on them and are out to destroy them

    • Christina McClain Padgett

      Phil isn’t stupid. I think he knew exactly what he was saying, considering he’s a Christian and the climate right now.

  • youknowit

    I always said GQ asked the questions and Mr Robertson answered it truthfully. Well, it went on from there… He didnt say he hated gays, he said what he felt… and he is right!!!!

  • FORGIVEN

    Personally IMOP, if that was me and my family in that interview, and the first question was about my sex life I would have just got up and left without saying a word. Because I would have known it was all down hill from there. I would not have cared what anyone in the room thought about it. People have no understanding of boundaries.

    • Theresa

      Exactly that old fart Robertson has no understanding of boundaries. Marry them when they’re 14 – knock ’em up. Very upstanding values. LOL.

  • $308788

    Did they lift this from his book because this was all covered in it. Like or dislike, they are true to themselves so who are we to judge. If you are one of the trolls who hates anything remotely about these guys, why waste your time reading the link let alone “wasting your time” on posting?

  • Pastor Lukewarm

    Phil has every right to voice his opinion as do the rest of his family. If they think Homosexuality is a sin, fine. He didn’t attack gays. He stated what is in his heart. Any gay person that was offended, needs to grow up and get a life. And yes….I am a gay man. Rock the beards!!!!!

  • TimeHasCome

    Liberals are just plain old Fascists.

  • Mike

    14:59:57 … 14:59:58 … 14:59:59 …

  • Jackie

    For the Robertsons, or any other Christians, it’s not about public opinion and it’s not about the money or the fame. It’s about pleasing the God Who loves them and gave His life for them. And God is the One Who judged homosexuality to be a sin–not Phil. Phil was just agreeing with Him, which is always an excellent idea for all kinds
    of reasons. P.S. No hillbillies in Louisiana, faux or otherwise, unless they migrated.

  • Greg Williams

    thing is, gq and rolling stone are a certain type of magazine and conduct a certain type of interview, much in the way playboy does (or so i’ve heard ;-)…if you do a sitdown with them, you kinda should expect questions to come at you a certain way and know not to get yourself caught in a certain situation. sounds a little like jase knew which way the interview was going to go and knew his dad would get roasted and tried to avoid it. ol’ phil though didn’t care and used it to get his points across

  • SeasiderOGF

    I am a HUGE Robertson Family fan! I will stand by you guys until the end of days!
    Lack of God and morality is the serious problem behind all the rest of our problems…I have even grown a “Phil” beard in support! Whenever someone comments on my beard (fairly often!) I can say it’s in Honor and support of Phil Robertson and family! I have to admit Phil’s is a little grayer than mine but it’s getting there quick! LOL ……God Bless you guys,for standing up for God and giving the rest of us the courage to do the same!