Phil Robertson, Duck Dynasty


The worst part of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson's recent scandal? He's far from the first reality TV star to make headlines for controversial behavior.

The A&E Network hit's patriarch was suspended from the series after anti-gay remarks he made in an interview with GQ, including grouping homosexuality in with bestiality as deviant behavior.

In a statement, the network said, "His personal views in now way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely."

But Robertson isn't the first reality star to find themselves steeped in scandal this year. In fact, earlier this TV season The Biggest Loser's Jillian Michaels was accused of cheating when it was revealed she was handing out caffeine pills to her team without permission from a doctor. (Her team was punished with a four pound disadvantage at weigh-in and Ruben Studdard was allowed back in the competition.)

And this summer, Big Brother dominated headlines due to its contestants making racial and homophobic remarks. Aaryn Gries and Gina Zimmerman, two of the house guests caught on camera making the remarks, were fired from their jobs.

Look back on the biggest reality TV scandals in the past few years, including a shocking reveal on The Bachelor, an American Idol feud and more, with our gallery of the most recent reality TV scandals...

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