Report: Duck Dynasty stars being “boycotted” at State Fair


TMZ reports:

Life’s not always fair if you’re part of the “Duck Dynasty” brood. We’ve learned they’ve been invited to the Alaska State Fair … but there are already cries of boycott.

The Robertsons were hired to do a town hall of sorts, telling stories about their lives and their beliefs. But those beliefs include Phil’s views on homosexuality … including his observation that a man’s anus is no match for a woman’s vagina … and therefore the boycott.

We’re told there’s a groundswell from people who want to either get the Fair to cancel the gig or — if necessary — disrupt the gig.

State Fair officials tell us … they don’t endorse all of Phil’s views … but they believe his core value is family … something near and dear to Alaskans … so the appearance WON’T be cancelled.

Groundswell: “a buildup of opinion or feeling in a large section of the population.” Considering the lack of any evidence supporting that claim, I don’t think that word means what you think it means, TMZ.  The event is on August 30.

A story that appeared before the TMZ one made no mention of calls for a boycott:

Public opinion was running about 50-50 Wednesday afternoon on the fair’s Facebook site after the act was announced, Phipps said. Some people stopped in at fair headquarters to buy memberships that would allow them to purchase tickets to the show before they go on sale to the general public at noon Friday.

It looks like TMZ is just going for the cheap click-bait.

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