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Charlie Daniels on ‘Duck Dynasty’ Controversy: ‘It’s a Sorry Day in America’

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Charlie Daniels, frontman for the Charlie Daniels Band, is speaking out about his feelings on the ‘Duck Dynasty’ controversy, going as far to say “it’s a sorry day in America.”

Daniels’ reaction comes after Phil Robertson — one of the stars of the A&E reality show and a conservative Christian — issued some controversial racial and anti-gay comments in a new GQ profile. Robertson, 67, was pulled from the show as a result of his remarks, as the network did not agree with his comments.

Expressing his outrage on Twitter, a platform he uses often for voicing his concerns, Daniels writes, “It’s a sorry day in America when a man speaks his mind and gets suspended from work for expressing heartfelt religious opinions.”

“A and E I think I think you trampled Phil Robertson’s civil rights and ran off a significant bunch of viewers. Only time will tell,” the country singer adds.

Daniels, who underwent a pacemaker procedure last spring, has never been one to keep his opinions to himself. The hitmaker also spoke up about gun control when Bob Costas’ remarks rubbed him the wrong way and has made his thoughts on Obamacare crystal clear.

It would seem that the public is all over the board in their views on ‘Duck Dynasty’ and the situation that arose from Robertson’s comments. Many feel A&E’s actions were swift and just, while big fans of the show who share in Robertson’s beliefs have taken to online petitions to bring him back.

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