Duck Dynasty Controversy: Phil Robertson Believes Network Edited the Family Unfairly

In an interview with Sports Spectrum, the Duck Commander founder airs grievances with A&E

By Jenna Mullins Oct 07, 2013 10:10 PMTags

According to Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson, the greatest threat facing the series is not tumbling ratings (unlikely), but the editing team.

In an interview with Sports Spectrum, Robertson claims that A&E edited the show unfairly, bleeping out words that were not curses and removing any mention of Jesus in family prayers.

"They inserted fake bleeps, like someone had used profanity, but no one had used profanity," the Duck Commander founder said in the interview. "So I asked those guys that produce the show. I said, 'What's the point of the fake bleeps?'"

The answer, he reasons, is that the producers "probably thought that there was some profanity going on" but he insists there was "zero" swearing happening.

Robertson continues: "The other thing was when we prayed we said, 'In Jesus' name, amen.' They would just have me say, 'And thank you Lord for the food, thank you for loving us, amen.' So I said, 'Why would you cut out in Jesus' name?'"

According to Robertson, it was because the network didn't want to "offend some of the Muslims, or something."

A&E has no comment on Robertson's claims.

You can watch the interview with Phil Robertson above and then head on down to the comments to weigh in on his editing issue.