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:

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.”