Duck Dynasty Scandals

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Duck Dynasty was one huge hit for A&E, with millions of viewers tuning in to watch the antics of the Robertson clan each week. 

This family from Louisiana known for their fun-loving ways and fondness for bears ran a successful; business selling a duck call named the Duck Commander and other duck hunting equipment. 

But after some time, scandals and of-screen-activities surrounding this family caught up with them, following a drop of ratings…

This is a list of all of Phil Robertson’s controversial comments as well as the drama the family has had to deal with, including addiction, abuse and more.

Phil Promotes Child Marriage

The first time Phil made headlines was when a video from the past came to light where he seems to be promotive child marriage. He states in the video that girls should get married when they’re as young as 15, continuing to explain that he himself started dating his wife at 14.

He said in the clip: “Look, you wait ’til they get to be 20 years old, the only picking that’s going to take place is your pocket. You got to marry these girls when they are about 15 or 16. They’ll pick your ducks.

You would think these statements already got the show off to a rocky start, but his comments did nothing to reduce the numbers of viewers.

Learn why the show was only half the story: