Bristol Palin: Leave Phil Robertson alone, shame on A&E

Bristol Palin attends the launch of "Just Dance 4" presented by Ubisoft at Lexington Social House on Oct. 2, 2012, in Hollywood, Calif. Getty Images

Bristol Palin is following in her mother's footsteps.

On Wednesday, Sarah Palin came out in support of "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson after A&E put him on hiatus from the hit show. The move came after Robertson made disparaging comments bout gays GQ magazine.

Now the former Alaska governor's daughter Bristol is following suit. In a blog post -- dubbed "Leave Phil Robertson Alone!" -- she makes the case for free speech, explaining, "I think it's so hypocritical how the LGBT community expects every single flippen person to agree with their life style. This flies in the face of what makes America great -- people can have their own beliefs and own opinions and their own ways of life. Everyone needs to treat others like God would, with love. It goes both ways."

The one-time "Dancing with the Stars" contender added, "If I were Duck Dynasty, I would take my show to another channel. So much disrespect."

Bristol, 23, also posted a photo of Robertson on her Facebook page with the caption: "I support Phil Robertson and his right to express his faith and his beliefs. Shame on A&E."

Earlier this week, Sarah took to Twitter to back Robertson: "Those 'intolerants' hatin' and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us."

The controversy all started after Robertson, 67, was asked his definition of sinful behavior in an interview with GQ. "Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there…Don't be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers -- they won't inherit the kingdom of God. Don't deceive yourself. It's not right," he was quoted as saying.

On Wednesday, the network put Robertson on an indefinite hiatus, saying it was disappointed about his remarks. 

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