Duck Dynasty has been in the news several times for causing a stir and for a family that is first and foremost trying to change the way the world looks at life, this is sometimes a good thing.
Sadie Robertson, daughter of Willie and Korie Robertson, told Fox 411 that the Robertson Clan started the show for one purpose only, and that wasn’t fame.
“When we began ‘Duck Dynasty,’ we weren’t starting it for fame,” she said. “We started it to get the message of God out there.”
She added, “We could have easily done a reality show like everyone else,” she said. “But it’s our faith that catches people’s eyes because sadly, it’s not something we’re used to seeing [on TV] these days.”
This is something that is sad, and true. Sadie recalled the family dinner where they decided to go ahead with the show, “We had a family dinner before the show started and we talked about if at any time in this journey that God is not first, then we have to put the show away.”
And if fame starts to go to their heads?
“If we start to think of ourselves too highly, we remember that we were happy before the show and we will be happy after the show.”, she said.
Sadie has amazingly strong character for a 16-year-old, and has carried her family’s values over into her own life as she begins to strike out on her own and begin her work for God.
She has walked the runway at New York’s Fashion Week, designed dresses, sang with Allison Krauss, and many other things that girls her age could only dream of. But her most important work doesn’t center around herself or her life at all.
She co-hosts a popular Youtube series called “The New Different” with “Preacher’s Daughters” star Kolby Koloff which is making a difference in the lives of kids her age, and holding fast to the family’s principle of bringing God into the lives of those who watch.
“We started ‘The New Different‘ because we saw all of these people get famous from doing stupid things on Vine and YouTube and we thought if they can put the stupidest things online and have millions of views, why don’t we start a Christian-based video series?”
Sadie admitted that she gets mean tweets all the time and at least one a day that expresses someone’s hope that she does or does not end up like Miley Cyrus, but she keeps moving forward and says that if they just help one person, it’s worth the abuse.
“When you’re famous you do get so much attention that I can see how you could just think the world of yourself. I think if you go into it thinking that this is not for me, that this is for God, you’ll be okay.”
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