Reality TV star Phil Robertson, who was yanked from the popular A&E program "Duck Dynasty" this week after making disparaging remarks about homosexuality, has previously had some unkind things to say about Chicago.
"If I'm lost at three o'clock in a major metropolitan area...I ask myself: Where would I rather be trying to walk with my wife and children?" he said in explaining why he voted for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012. "One of the guys who's running for president is out of Chicago, Illinois, and the other one is from Salt Lake City, Utah. Where would I rather be turned around at three o'clock in the morning? I opted for Salt Lake City. I think it would be safer."
Romney, it should be noted, is originally from Boston. His connection to Salt Lake City was made when he took the helm as president and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics.
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A&E announced late Tuesday that Robertson, 67, would be off "Duck Dynasty" indefinitely after he disparaged gays in the January edition of GQ magazine.
"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," he told GQ reporter Drew Magary. "Don't be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won't inherit the kingdom of God. Don't deceive yourself. It's not right."
Robertson also said that, growing up in Louisiana before the Civil Rights movement, he never saw mistreatment of blacks.