Duck Dynasty’s Korie Robertson claims that she and her family were targeted by white supremacists over their adopted biracial son.
Korie Robertson and her husband, Willie Robertson, adopted their son Will when he was just five weeks old. They have become proponents of adoption and previously told People magazine that their son being biracial hasn’t come up in the way they raise him, only in how the public looks at them.
“Here’s the thing: when we look at him, we don’t see an adopted kid. It doesn’t even cross our minds,” Willie Robertson told People magazine.
Korie Robertson has become an outspoken voice for racial healing in the US.
She first made a name for herself on the topic of race relations after an emotional interview with CNN in which she called for President Donald Trump to call out white supremacists in the wake of the Charlottesville protests.
Korie Robertson furthered this narrative while speaking to CBN News where she revealed that, as her family’s star rose, so too did the danger from racism.
“When our family hit mainstream and all the sudden all of America’s watching, they noticed our son’s biracial and we got comments and we got hate and negativity and we were actually targeted by white supremacists at one point. So it’s just shocking and scary and sad to know that that still exists in our country.”
Duck Dynasty ’s Uncle Si Robertson stars in Stephen Baldwin’s war drama Faith of Our Fathers.
Directed by Carey Scott, the movie is about two sons on a road trip to learn about their fathers. It is set in 1969 during Vietnam the War, where the two young fathers report to duty. One father has a strong faith and the other one is a cynic. Years later, their sons, Wayne and John Paul, meet as strangers and they form a friendship as they try to retrace their fathers’ footsteps.
Guided by handwritten letters from their fathers from the battlefield, they embark on an unforgettable journey to The Wall-the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Along the way, they discover the devastation of war cannot break the love of a father for his son.
Si Robertson, a Vietnam veteran himself, says he is proud to be part of a movie that promotes patriotism.
The Duck Dynasty star, who plays a gas station clerk in the war drama, believes the movie is important because it shows the many sacrifices made by the men who fought in wars.
Si Robertson wrote on his Facebook page: “Faith of Our Fathers does its best to honor the men who gave up their lives for their country. Hey, it’s a must see Jack!”
Faith of Our Fathers, also starring Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Downes and David A.R. White, will premiere on July 1st on the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
Duck Dynasty family members are bringing their story to life onstage for the first time with TheDuck Commander Musical.
Based on the best-selling book The Duck Commander Family by Willie and Korie Robertson, the show will make its world premiere at the Crown Theatre inside of the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in April 2015.
TheDuck Commander Musical transports the Louisiana bayou to the Las Vegas stage in a captivating 90-minute show – seasoned with all the southern spirit and down-to-earth humor you expect from America’s most famous rednecks, the Robertson family.
While the true-to-life, rags-to-riches story behind A&E’s Duck Dynasty will surely please its most loyal fans, audiences unfamiliar with the Robertsons will also find themselves charmed – and even moved – by this surprising tale of faith, food, and family.
Featuring a contemporary score that blends country, rock, gospel, and pop and a multimedia set delivering backwoods authenticity through cutting-edge technology, The Duck Commander Musical will leave audiences humming the tunes, shedding a tear, and laughing at the hijinx of one family in pursuit of the American dream.
Duck Dynasty’s Mia Robertson is slowly recovering after she underwent another surgery on Friday, March 27, to repair her cleft palate and lip.
Mia’s mom, Missy Robertson, wrote on her Facebook page: “Mia’s recovery has been slow and painful, but today has been a good day. Cousin Bella brought her a snow cone and that seemed to do the trick. Thank you for your continued prayers and support. She still has a tough road ahead, but we can see a glimpse of light that has been hiding for the past 5 days. She is definitely a brave kid!
Photo Mia Moo
This is a video of her hospital room. Each paper doll was made by a child from either our WFR church or our OCS school family and have a scripture or a message telling Mia to “Be Brave and Keep Going”. Over 500! What a blessing to this mom to know so many kids (and adults) love and are praying for my child!
Thank you all!”
Mia Elaine Robertson, 11, was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate.
Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson is facing criticism after a speech that included a story about an atheist family being killed.
Phil Robertson, 68, appeared to be using the imagined story to claim that atheists would not find rape or murder immoral.
Atheist groups denounced the speech, saying it was unlikely Phil Robertson actually knows any atheists.
In 2013, Phil Robertson was suspended from the show and quickly reinstated following controversial remarks about homos**uality in an interview with GQ magazine.
Phil Robertson has since become a political figure. He recently spoke at CPAC, a large gathering of American conservatives that included presidential hopefuls such as Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.
Duck Dynasty – now in its seventh series – has broken several ratings records on both A&E and cable television as a whole, with Season 4 premiere drawing 11.8 million viewers.
The reality show follows the lives of the Robertson family, a clan with old-fashioned values who live together in West Monroe, Louisiana, running their multi-million dollar family business, Duck Commander – which makes products for duck hunters.
Duck Dynasty‘s Mia Robertson is undergoing yet another surgery later on Friday, March 27, to repair a cleft palate and lip.
Mia Elaine Robertson, 11, was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate.
Her family asks for prayers on Duck Commander Facebook page: “On March 27, our sweet Mia will have another surgery. It will be a major surgery which will involve breaking her jaw. We ask that you please start praying for her now and continue for 6-10 weeks after. It’s a long recovery with a liquid diet.
Missy has a necklace that she is selling to benefit MiaMoo fund and we ask that you wear it for her now and until after the surgery. Below is the link for the necklace. #BeBraveAndKeepGoing http://www.missyrobertson.com/mia-moo-jewelry.”
Uncle Si Robertson asks his fans to pray for little Mia. He wrote on his Facebook page: “Hey, Mia needs your prayers. She’ll be going into surgery on Friday. She’s also selling some necklaces to help other children with cleft palate surgeries.”
If you sign up for the Duck Commander Cruise before March 31st, then your excursion is FREE, Duck Dynasty’s Si Robertson announced on Facebook.
The new Duck Commander event will take place in Bahamas from October 22 to 26 and features Phil, Si, Miss Kay, Jep, Jessica, Alan and Lisa Robertson and their friend Justin Martin and John Godwin.
The Duck Commander website describes the event:
“Are you ready to visit the Bahamas with the Robertsons? Join Phil, Miss Kay, Si and some of the Robertson family on a cruise adventure to Nassau and Freeport, Bahamas.
Hear stories from Si, Jep, Martin and Godwin on what it’s like to work together each day, and you know that Si’s stories will be, well, told only as Si can tell them. There will be time to ask questions of some of the Robertsons on everything that you have wanted to know about their family. And we elected Phil “The President” on the last cruise, we can’t wait to hear what he’s got to say this year!
In addition to the Robertsons, there will be fun in the sun as we travel to some incredible ports!”
Duck Dynasty’s Mia Robertson is set to once again undergo cleft palate surgery on March 27.
Born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate, Mia Robertson, now 11-year-old, has since been forced to endure one surgery after another.
Mia Robertson’s family posted an update about her on Facebook, explaining: “On March 27, our sweet Mia will have another surgery. It will be a major surgery which will involve breaking her jaw.”
Her mother, Missy Robertson wrote her website: “Some of my family members as well as Duck Commander have posted about this surgery on their Facebook pages, Twitter and Instagram because they want our fans and supporters to pray for Mia, the doctors and all the medical staff that will be performing this very intricate surgery. The need for this surgery is not new as many children have needed and had this problem corrected by surgical means for many years. However, Mia’s amazing surgeon, Dr. David Genecov, has invented a brand new procedure that will not be nearly as invasive as the one we have been dreading for the last year. Originally, she was to have a procedure where a device called a “Halo” would be inserted into her skull to stabilize her top jaw, which will be broken and moved forward, for up to 12 weeks post-op. As you can imagine, this is a very traumatic procedure and recovery for any child. As relieved and excited as we are that Mia will not have to endure the Halo, we are also pretty frightened of the unknown. Her jaw still has to be broken and moved to another position inside her mouth, but Dr. Genecov has a new way of stabilizing it, all to be done internally for less recovery time, hopefully somewhere between 6-10 weeks. He and his entire team is an answer to our daily prayers to help spare Mia from the type of suffering she was on the road to endure. This team loves these kids and is always looking for new and better ways to make their lives better. And for that, we are most grateful!”
In spite of a long recovery period, Mia Robertson continues to put on a brave face, even joking to a doctor that her family has a history of brain disorders.
Duck Dynasty’s Mia Robertson had a big event over the weekend – her cheer squad from North Elite Cheer Athletics in Monroe was competing at the 2015 UCA International All Star Championship in Disneyworld.
The UCA International All Star Championship brings together the best all star cheer and dance teams from around the globe at the most magical place on Earth—the Walt Disney World® Resort.
Mia Robertson competed with North Elite Cheer Athletics on March 14 and 15 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports.
After the event, Mia’s mom, Missy Robertson, wrote on her Facebook page: „Headed home and couldn’t be more proud of our Mia last night! <<Work at it with all of your heart, as working for The Lord and not for men>> – Col. 3:23. We are Disney’d out!”
Author Jimmy Frank, the brother of Duck Dynasty’s Phil and Si Robertson, died unexpectedly from a heart attack over the weekend.
James Francis Robertson died on Friday, November 21, at the age of 78. He was born on February 28, 1936.
He graduated from Vivian High School and LSU with a degree in journalism, and was affectionately known to friends and family as Jim or Jimmy Frank.
Jimmy Frank served in the US Air Force before attending LSU. After retiring from a successful career in journalism and public relations, he was able to pursue his passion for writing especially in the area of historical fiction. Although Jim was an avid LSU alumni and Boston Red Sox fan, his first loves were God and his family. Those around Jim enjoyed this man with a kind heart whose spirit was larger than life.
The announcement was made on Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson’s Facebook page: “Please pray for the Robertson family. Phil & Si’s brother, Jimmy Frank, passed away this weekend. Please pray for Connie his wife, their sons & families. It’s tough to lose such a wonderful man so quickly, he had a heart attack. It will hard on them this week & for a long time after the funeral. Pray for strength for all of them.”
Jimmy Frank and his Connie lived in Elgin, Texas.
Phil and Si Robertson’s parents, Merritt and James Robertson, had seven children: Jimmy Frank, Harold Gene, Judy Gimber, Tommy, Phil, Si and Jan. All of the brothers and sisters graduated from college and some obtained master’s degrees.
Their brother, Harold Gene Robertson, died on October 27, 2017, at the age of 74. Phil and Si Robertson also lost their parents and sister Judy Gimber.
James Francis Robertson was a loving husband, father, brother, son and friend to many. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Connie Robertson, sons Jim and wife Masako Robertson, Stephen and wife Holli Robertson, Matthew and wife Su Robertson, Quentin Rance and wife Celeste, David Robertson, John Robertson and eight grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, November 25, at Elgin Church of Christ, 703 N Avenue C, Elgin, TX 78621. Graveside service will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Duck Dynasty’s Jessica Robertson celebrated her 34th birthday on November 12.
Jessica Robertson is Jep’s wife and the daughter-in-law of Phil and Miss Kay, and sister-in-law of Jase and Willie.
Jep and Jessica Robertson married in February 2001 and have four kids together (photo Facebook)
She is often seen helping Willie Robertson’s wife Korie and Miss Kay with ideas to expand the Duck Commander women’s line selling camo lingerie.
Jep and Jessica Robertson married in February 2001 and have four kids together: Lily Barb Robertson (born October 26, 2003), Merritt Deanne Robertson (born March 10, 2005), Priscilla Marie Robertson (born September 11, 2007), River Robertson (born April 29, 2009).
Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson appeared on Sean Hannity show on Fox News on Monday night to talk about nephew Zach Dasher’s Senate race.
Republican candidate Zach Dasher is trying to unseat Rep. Vance McAllister, who benefited from the Robertson family endorsement during last year’s special election in Louisiana.
Zach Dasher and Phil Robertson talked about the role of God in American politics.
“Religion, morality and freedom. It’s the only way to go,” Phil Robertson said.
Louisiana Republican candidate Zach Dasher is Phil Robertson’s nephew
Zach Dasher has embraced his position as the most conservative candidate running in the 5th District. He believes Americans’ rights come from God. He said America is not living by the values set forth in the Declaration of Independence and allowing federal takeover of American life.
“The reason we’ve shredded our Constitution is because we’ve shredded the Declaration of Independence, which tells us where our rights come from. They come from the Creator,” Zach Dasher said.
Phil Robertson’s appearance on Hannity showed he’s doing all he can for Zach Dasher. He also appears in two television ads running in the district where he talks about Zach Dasher’s character.
Zach Dasher is hoping his family’s star power and strong following can help him make the run off. The race is expected to be very close.
Duck Dynasty’s Jessica Robertson, wife of Jep Robertson, is the new face of the tanning industry, courtesy of Podz & Dr. Sun Rx.
Jessica and Jep Robertson are married since 2001.
Jessica Robertson signed with the Kansas based company at the beginning of this summer.
Jessica Robertson’s line is including natural and bronzing tanning lotions, face and leg bronzers, moisturizers, make-up bronzing powders, nail polish, lip balms, and sunglasses (photo Facebook)
Dr. Sun is producing several different lotion products for Jessica Robertson, while Podz is focused on sunglasses and accessories such as nail polish, lip gloss and facial bronzer. The company is working with Jessica Robertson on all product components, from what goes into the bottle as well as the packaging.
President of Podz & Dr. Sun Christy Hogan is thrilled to bring Jessica Robertson to tanning industry: “Our industry is full of celebrity faces and endorsements. Our company wanted to bring someone on board who not only shares our values as a company, but also has a fun and beautiful personality.”
Jessica Robertson’s line is including natural and bronzing tanning lotions, face and leg bronzers, moisturizers, make-up bronzing powders, nail polish, lip balms, and sunglasses.
Duck Dynasty’s Jep Robertson took to Twitter to talk about his near-death experience after suffering from a seizure while deer hunting on October 19.
“Well, I about died this past Sunday…I’m doing much better now. Thanks for all the prayers! #seizuresuck #gladtobealive,” Jep Robertson, 36, tweeted on October 25.
Jep Robertson also posted a picture comparing himself to Steven Seagal in the hospital.
Jep Robertson suffered from a seizure while deer hunting (photo Facebook)
“Just like Steven Seagal, I’m hard to kill,” he added to the snapshot.
In a statement to Us Weekly, the Robertson family says: “Jep was rushed to the hospital and received immediate treatment. He is doing well now, but is still in the hospital for additional tests and observation, and he is being treated with antibiotics to cover a range of possible infections believed to have caused the seizure.”
The statement continues: “Our family would like to thank everyone for their love and support and ask that you keep Jep, Jessica and their children in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”
Duck Dynasty Season 7 is set to premiere on A&E on November 19.