Bristol, 23, responded to the controversy in a blog post which she titled, “Leave Phil Robertson Alone!” Her main argument in coming to Robertson’s defense was the nature of free speech. “I hate how the LGBT community says it’s all about ‘love’ and ‘equality.’ However, if you don’t agree with their lifestyle, they spread the most hate. It is so hypocritical it makes my stomach turn. They need to learn how to respect others’ opinions and not just jump to the conclusion that everyone who doesn’t support homosexuality and gay marriage is homophobic.”
The controversy started when Robertson expressed some rather non-politically correct sentiments in an interview with GQ magazine. “It seems like, to me, a vagina – as a man – would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there!” Robertson would also add, “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there—bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”
After the expected outrage, A&E decided to put Robertson on “indefinite hiatus.” Bristol Palin then took to her personal Facebook page in response to the cable network’s decision.
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