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 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 stars Willie, Korie, Uncle Si and Al Robertson will be in Columbus, Indiana, on August 23.
They will meet fans at the Columbus North Gym and will talk about their family, their business and how their Faith has laid the foundation in these areas.
Willie, Korie, Si and Alan Robertson will answer audience questions and comments.
Si Robertson wrote on his Facebook page: “It’s four days ’till I’m gonna be in Columbus, IN with Willie and Korie! You can still get tickets JACK! On Saturday at 5:00 PM TWO meet & greet passes will be raffled off. There will also be FREE outside activities planned for the entire afternoon.”
Willie, Korie and Uncle Si Robertson will be in Columbus, Indiana, on August 23 (photo Facebook)
Location:Columbus North Gym 1400 25th Street Columbus, 47201
A Night with A&E’s Duck Dynasty: Willie, Korie, Si, and Alan
Great seats are available starting at $25. Prices are from $25 – $55
How to purchase tickets: By phone to Blank Slate Ticket Office 812-343-9762, on line at www.blankslatepro.org, or locally at Midwest Computer Solutions in Columbus IN
Time: August 23, 2014 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm.
Duck Dynasty’s Willie, Korie and Si Robertson are the latest addition to this year’s Iowa State Fair’s Grandstand lineup on August 10.
Tickets for that show, A Conversation with the Robertsons, are $32, according to the Iowa fair’s website. The trio will speak about their family, TV series, merchandising empire and more.
Willie, Korie and Si Robertson are the latest addition to this year’s Iowa State Fair’s Grandstand lineup on August 10
The lineup doesn’t include Duck Commander founder Phil Robertson, who was the center of controversy late last year following anti-gay comments in a GQ interview.
Tickets for all Grandstand concerts and events went on sale on April 12 through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800.745.3000. All concert seats are reserved, all track events are general admission. Convenience charges apply to all tickets. The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office will open July 7 for walk-up orders only (assuming tickets remain). Grandstand tickets do not include admission to the Fair. Fair admission must be purchased separately.
The Iowa State Fair Grandstand lineup so far:
August 7: Newsboys with Matthew West
August 8: The Happy Together Tour
August 10: The Stars of A&E’s Duck Dynasty
August 12: Florida Georgia Line
August 14: Jake Owen, Eli Young Band and The Cadillac Three
Duck Dynasty’s Willie and Korie Robertson will host a Q&A session at the grandstand of the 159th Bloomsburg Fair on September 21, officials announced.
ZZ Top – whose song Sharp Dressed Man coincidentally is the Duck Dynasty theme song – will perform September 25.
Willie and Korie Robertson will host a Q&A session at the grandstand of the 159th Bloomsburg Fair on September 21
Willie and Korie Robertson will discuss their show, their daily lives and will also take questions from fans, said Carey Howell, superintendent of the grandstand. The talk format is something “more and more fairs are looking into, rather than just having bands,” he said.
Tickets will most likely go on sale in late July or early August, Carey Howell said. Pricing has yet to be determined. ZZ Top tickets will also go on sale around the same time.
The Robertsons have been doing shows at various fairs and are scheduled to make a similar appearance at the Iowa State Fair in August, with fellow Uncle Si Robertson. Tickets for that show, A Conversation with the Robertsons, are $32, according to the Iowa fair’s website.
Duck Dynasty’s Willie and Korie Robertson returned to Washington, D.C., on Saturday for this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Willie and Korie Robertson returned to Washington, D.C., on Saturday for this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner (photo US Magazine)
Willie and Korie Robertson were in attendance at last year’s dinner, with Willie sporting a black and white bandana. The Duck Commander CEO continued the tradition wearing a USO logo bandana on Saturday.
Duck Dynasty’s Willie and Korie Robertson guest star in the forthcoming film God’s Not Dead, which tells the story of a college student who accepts his professor’s challenge to provide a defense for the existence of God and the Christian faith.
Willie and Korie Robertson play the roles of two movie stars interviewed about their faith in God by a reporter also covering the outspoken student’s debate with his professor.
Willie and Korie Robertson guest star in the forthcoming film God’s Not Dead
The Duck Commander CEO revealed the film inspired him and strengthened his own faith.
God’s Not Dead encourages watchers to evaluate what is most important in their lives, Willie Robertson said. The film prompts audiences to consider “our own death,” and how they make decisions about “careers and money,” in a way that values the most important things.
Pure Flix Entertainment’s God’s Not Dead opens in 600 theaters nationwide on March 21.
According to new reports, Willie and Korie Robertson are planning to leave Duck Dynasty show.
A source told the National Enquirer that Willie and Korie Robertson are headed in different directions.
“It looks like big trouble is brewing in their marriage,” the source said.
Willie and Korie Robertson have been married for 22 years. Although there is no indication that divorce is imminent, a split would put their $30 million fortune at risk.
New reports claim Willie and Korie Robertson are planning to leave Duck Dynasty show
Korie Robertson, 40, reportedly wants to move to Los Angeles where she can turn her four kids into stars, while her husband wants to stay in backwoods Louisiana and may want to kick off a career in politics, the source said.
Korie is also said to believe that their 16-year-old daughter Sadie will find it easier to expand her budding modeling career in Los Angeles.
Although Willie denied this summer that he planned to go into politics, “Willie got a taste of the big political arena when he attended the president’s recent State of the Union Address as a guest of Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister,” said the source.
Willie and Korie Robertson, who have their own fortunes and also own a slice of the family’s lucrative duck call business empire, would suddenly find an estimated $30 million in play if they land in divorce court, according to an insider.
Six stars of Duck Dynasty show were out on the town in Charleston, West Virginia, Saturday night for the Dare to be a Duck event to help raise money for a youth-led ministry program.
Si Robertson, Miss Kay Robertson, Korie Robertson, Alan Robertson, Sadie Robertson, John Luke Robertson and special guest Chrys Howard, the mother of Korie and grandmother of Sadie and John Luke, and her husband Alan featured the event.
The night was sponsored by Youth Commission ministries.
Six stars of Duck Dynasty show were in Charleston for the Dare to be a Duck event to help raise money for a youth-led ministry program
“We have students who love the Lord and are trying to make a difference in their homes, trying to make a difference in the community, and also on their school campus,” said YCI’s President and CEO Dennis Williams.
The club encourages kids to take a stand for their beliefs, just like the famous and quirky family they watch every week. Dennis Williams hopes to get more kids involved and let them know that they’re not alone.
The crowd welcomed Duck Dynasty stars with open arms, and couldn’t wait to meet in person the popular personalities of the hit show.
The 22nd Annual Movieguide Awards, held on February 7 at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, welcomed Duck Dynasty’s stars Willie and Korie Robertson into the fold.
The Movieguide Faith & Values Awards celebrates productions focusing on American patriotism, Christian beliefs and the traditional family.
“We’re excited to attend an awards show that honors and recognizes actors, directors, writers, producers and executives providing a positive message in film and programming,” Korie Robertson told FOX411.
“We are honored to present an award and to see Willie’s work recognized as a nominee.”
Gala founder Dr. Ted Baehr said the Movieguide Awards are equally as thrilled to have the Robertsons as guests and nominees.
Willie Robertson was honored with Grace Award – Television, Actor for Last Man Standing
“I think they were pretty beaten down by the media following Phil’s interview last year, and went through a period of extreme angst,” Ted Baehr said.
“But they’re so excited to be coming and they’re bringing the family.”
Duck Dynasty reality show was the winner of Faith & Freedom Award – Television for the episode Till Duck Do Us Part while Willie Robertson was honored with Grace Award – Television, Actor for Last Man Standing.
Willie and Korie Robertson together presented an award for the Best Family Movie.
The 22nd Annual Movieguide Faith &Values Awards airs March 1 and 2 on the Reelz Channel.
Duck Dynasty ‘s Korie Robertson and and her mother Chrys Howard will share the family wisdom with the coming release of Faith Commander: Living Five Values from the Parables of Jesus, a five-week church curriculum.
The book and DVD set will be released this coming May.
The set is targeted to adults and children of all ages, as the curriculum mainly focuses on five themes found in the parables of Jesus. Those themes are as follows: faith, forgiveness, obedience, prayer and kindness, according to a press release from Christian book publisher Zondervan.
Korie Robertson said that Faith Commander takes common themes depicted on Duck Dynasty and shows how those motifs operate within the famed reality show family. Considering the Robertsons’ close-knit nature, she said that their faith is key to keeping everyone together.
Faith Commander was written by Korie Robertson and her mother Chrys Howard and will be released this coming May
“This faith is behind who we are as a family and what keeps us together and strong,” Korie Robertson said.
Chrys Howard added that she believes the parables of Jesus aren’t always studied as they should be, claiming that the book and DVD set will include stories from the Robertson clan intended to help churches explain the parables to their congregations.
“We really believe that this is going to benefit the entire church family – kids, adults, and teens,” Chrys Howard said.
“It’s something families can all study together just like they watch the TV show together.”
Faith Commander studies for adults and teens will be available May 6 and the church-wide curriculum will be on sale May 20. The full church kit will include books, discussions guides, DVDs and other resources for adults and teens alike.
Duck Dynasty’s Korie Robertson and her foster daughter Rebecca recently launched a clothing boutique together called Duck & Dressing.
Rebecca Robertson, 24, wrote in a blog post earlier this year: “Welcome to the Duck & Dressing blog! It’s a new year and just wanted to start a new adventure so that maybe I can share some of the fun behind the scenes stuff that goes on around the store and also share some of the styles that we are featuring. We’ve been working around the clock getting the store running but we’ve been having some fun too!”
Rebecca Robertson recently joined the Duck Dynasty cast for the fifth season
The store’s online website will be launching in Spring this year.
Rebecca Robertson recently joined the Duck Dynasty cast for the fifth season.
Duck Dynasty Season 5 premieres on January 15th at 10/9c on A&E.
Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson chose not to quack back during his appearance Tuesday night on Fox News’s All-American New Year special.
In one of his first chances to comment on the controversy surrounding his father and co-star Phil Robertson, Willie Robertson had only kind words for the A&E network and New Year’s wishes for the nation.
“We’re just glad to be back to work, and A&E and us are fine,” Willie Robertson said in a live appearance with his wife Korie Robertson from Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Hosts Bill Hemmer and Elizabeth Hasselbeck gave Willie Robertson several chances to address the firestorm surrounding the suspension of his father over anti-gay comments, but without quite ducking the question, the rsality star chose not to take the bait either.
Willie and Korie Robertson had only kind words for the A&E network and New Year’s wishes for the nation on Fox News’s All-American New Year special
“We’re looking forward to getting back to making some funny shows. It’s a New Year so we’re ready to break in a New Year and start it all over again,” Willie Robertson said.
“We’re ready to move on, you know. I think we all learned a lot and we’re just ready to move on, and the family’s happy, and we’re ready to go. I’ve got to make sure my guys are back there building duck calls.”
Asked her thoughts on the suspension by Hasselbeck, Korie Robertson took the same conciliatory tone.
“Hey, I’m just glad the family’s all together, the best thing about the show is we get to do it as a family,” she said.
“We’re all happy, happy, happy.”
A&E reinstated Phil Robertson on Friday, nine days after suspending him over the anti-gay comments made to GQ magazine.
Phil Robertson’s suspension sparked brought out legions of defenders who felt he was being censored by A&E.
Duck Dynasty’s Willie and Korie Robertson will appear on Fox’s New Year’s Eve special to talk about Phil Robertson.
Willie and Korie Robertson will appear live from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, to discuss the recent nine-day suspension of Phil Robertson following his anti-gay comments in GQ magazine. A&E Networks reinstated Phil Robertson, 67, on Friday.
Willie and Korie Robertson will appear on Fox’s New Year’s Eve special to talk about Phil Robertson
The Fox News All-American New Year will be hosted by Bill Hemmer and Elisabeth Hasselbeck from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. E.T.