Sarah Palin Defends Duck Dynasty Star Suspended For Anti-Gay Remarks

"Free speech is an endangered species"

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A&E suspended Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson Wednesday for his recent anti-gay comments — he put homosexuals in the same category as “terrorists,” “prostitutes,” and “drunks,” — but the bearded star has one strong supporter: Sarah Palin.

Upon hearing about the backlash against Robertson, the former GOP vice presidential candidate wrote on Twitter, “Free speech is endangered species; those “intolerants” hatin’ & taking on Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing personal opinion take on us all.”

She also posted a photo with herself and the cast in solidarity:

Free speech is an endangered species. Those “intolerants” hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us.

Posted by Sarah Palin on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The gay rights group GLAAD, on the other hand, wholeheartedly agreed with A&E’s decision to suspend Robertson from the show indefinitely.

“What’s clear is that such hateful anti-gay comments are unacceptable to fans, viewers, and networks alike,” GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz said Wednesday. “By taking quick action and removing Robertson from future filming, A&E has sent a strong message that discrimination is neither a Christian nor an American value.”