I'm among those who don't get the appeal of DD, and all I know of it is what I've picked up from their commercials or seeing them on news/mag type shows. From what I gather, they are popular for much the same reason Honey Booboo is popular - embodying OTT southern stereotypes for people to either laugh at them or relate to them. If that's the case, is it right to then suspend one of them for living up to that stereotype? He doesn't like gay people. A&E pays that entire family to cater to a specific demographic, one that generally doesn't like gay people. How can they then be surprised when someone they pay to embody a stereotype lives up to it?
It's up there with being surprised when Dog The Bounty Hunter uses a racist slur off the show. Were they expecting a Shakespearean monologue?
While I find his opinion deplorable, and an example of everything that's wrong with the stranglehold certain religions continue to exert on society whether they want it or not, it's still his real life. How can you kick someone off a show about their life for being honest about their life?Answer Question
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