In the newest controversy to hit Phil Robertson, critics are accusing him of being a pedophile for suggesting to a teenage boy that he marry his girlfriend when she is 15 or 16 years old presumably so the young man can teach his wife while she is young. Phil, clearly speaking tongue-in-cheek, offers a young man some “river rat counseling” and says that one should find a girl who will “pick your duck”, meaning clean the feathers from the duck after the hunt. He advises that waiting until 20 years old to marry will not get your duck picked and “the only pickin’ that will take place is your pocket”. He then goes on to state, “You need to check with Mom and Dad about that, of course”.
In his book “Happy, Happy, Happy: My life and legacy as the Duck Commander,” Phil says that a teen bride will get your duck picked while a 20 year old bride will only pick your pocket. He states, “Now, that’s a joke, and a lot of people seem to laugh at it, but there is a certain amount of truth in it.”
Check out the video that sparked the latest controversy: