An Open Letter To Phil Robertson From Honey Boo Boo

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Dear Phil –

My family and I were heartily sorry to hear of your troubles in regards to your clearly being taken out of context vis-à-vis “the gays” and your subsequent “temporary hiatus.”

I don’t need to tell you that reality television is a slippery slope, Phil. Some network scout finds you “charming” for living hand-to-mouth and before you know it, you’re making a quarter of a million per episode, clear. But there’s a cost. And the cost is being branded. Sure, you think you’re in control of your image. You believe that every time a production assistant takes you aside and asks you to “maybe just act a little…trashier,” you’re a willing participant in creating a CHARACTER. You’re a full partner in fuckery, if you’ll pardon my crassness.

But a line gets crossed. It always does. It’s bound to happen. And now you find yourself in the midst of…

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