In scenes where swearing is blurted on TV, beeps are used to censor the profanities, but Robertson said on “Duck Dynasty,” fake beeps are used all the time.
“They inserted fake beeps like somebody had used profanity, but no one had used profanity,” Robertson said. “…So I asked those guys who produce the show, I said, ‘Lemme ask you something. What’s the point of the fake bleeps?’”
Robertson said the camera crew justified changes made to footage on “15 or 20 editors” in LA.
“They’re the ones arranging the scenes,” Robertson continued. “Well, they’re the ones that said, ‘You know, I think it’d be cool here to maybe make it look like they’re cursing.’”
Robertson said there was “zero profanity” being used on “Duck Dynasty” by the family.
“If you want that, you can get all of that you want,” he complained. “Just turn the station. There’s plenty of that! And if we’re not using profanity, why make it look like we’re using profanity? What is the point? Why don’t you just run it and say what we say?”
Luckily the producers listened to Robertson and “and they quit doing that.”
That’s not the only thing that Robertson claims is fake about “Duck Dynasty.” He said there’s a “spiritual warfare” about what’s said on TV in regards to Jesus.
“The other thing was, when we prayed we said ‘In Jesus’ name, Amen,’” Robertson said. “…And they would just have me say ‘Thank you Lord for the food. Thank you for loving us. Amen.’ So I said, ‘Why would you cut out ‘In Jesus’ name’?’”
Editors supposedly take those words out because they “don’t want to maybe offend some of the Muslims or something.”
“You gotta remember, it’s spiritual warfare,” Robertson said of filming the show. “I mean, you’ve got people with no moral compass. It ain’t there. So what I tell people is be patient.”
Robertson concluded by saying this in the interview about “Duck Dynasty” being fake on certain fronts:
“They’re the ones, they own the network and we’re filming the show,” he said of A&E. “We signed the contract with them, ok, and it’s a workhouse, but what people have to understand is, the people of God have to understand, you’ve just got to be patient. You don’t turn that ship quickly. It’s a big ship. A lot of depravity and a lot of heathen and a lot of the evil one. He is entrenched in the United States.”