'Phil Robertson made me feel unsafe in my own home': Gay Louisiana student writes powerful anonymous letter to Duck Dynasty star in wake of homophobic comments
Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson caused controversy last week over homophobic comments he made in GQ magazine
Robertson was briefly suspended from the show, but the A&E Network raised that ban yesterday
In an emotional essay, a closeted gay college student who lives in the same town as the Robertson family reveals the damage Phil's words caused
By Alex Greig and Ashley Collman
PUBLISHED: 09:49 EST, 29 December 2013 | UPDATED: 10:42 EST, 29 December 2013
A closeted gay student living in West Monroe, Louisiana has written a powerful essay, criticizing the town's most famous residents - Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson.
Robertson made headlines after issuing homophobic comments in a GQ article, at one point comparing gay sex to bestiality, which got him put on suspension by the A&E network. But the network announced yesterday that they would be reinstating Robertson to the show, who so far has remained unapologetic about the comments.
In an essay posted on Times-Picuyne columnist Robert Mann's blog, the communications student writes that Robertson probably didn't mean to hurt anyone with his statements, he nonetheless created a hostile environment.
'He encouraged - hopefully unintentionally - a two-week-long "fag bashing" in Monroe and around the world. He made me feel unsafe in my own home. I can't count how many times I heard "faggot" over the Christmas visit home.'
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