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Phil Robertson: Marrying 15-year-old girls is the way to go!

Phil Robertson: Marrying 15-year-old girls is the way to go!
January 1, 2014 JEREMY FEIST

Phil Robertson

So far, Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson thinks that gay people are causing the downfall of America and that there was no such thing as racism in the 50’s. And then he became a folk hero because, while most people are really good, moderate, unbigoted people, the proudly dumb tend to be proudly loud to boot. Anyway, now Phil’s saying that you should marry girls when they’re 15-years-old, before they turn into gold diggers. So it turns out he’s kind of a huge misogynist too. Who’d a thunk? Via TMZ

Reinstated Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson thinks guys should marry 15 or 16-year-old girls because when they get any older they become gold diggers. Another video of Phil’s preachin’ has surfaced … and in this one he implores his followers to marry young girls because “They’ll pick [clean] your ducks.” He goes on with a cautionary message: “You wait till they get to be 20 years old … the only pickin’ that’s gonna take place is your pocket.”

Once again: We really shouldn’t be surprised that the guy who went from being yuppy scum to crafting a calculated, hillbilly image in order to appeal to yokels isn’t a bastion of forward thinking. But it would be a good time to take a step back and remind people to brush up on their media literacy. Because guess what? A&E put these people — who created the ‘Murica-swamp-hillbilly image specifically to bilk middle-America out of their money — on TV because of a pre-fabricated, easy to access public image. Yes, the entire controversy is a huge publicity stunt, but you have to realize that every time another backwards anti-intellectual on TV, it’s basically their way of saying that learning is for wussies and waving your ignorance around like a flag is something to be championed. You are making the world dumber every time you give people like this power.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.