That’s how one headline is describing why “Duck Dynasty” stars Phil and Jase Robertson will not appear on a Barbara Walters ABC special Wednesday night. According to that article on Radar Online, the father-son duo “opted to go hunting instead, much to the veteran journalist’s chagrin.”
But the family tells TheBlaze that there was “no disrespect intended.”
Family spokesman and the eldest Robertson, Alan, said some of the family was in New York in November for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and to film Walters’ ”The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013,” among other things, but that Phil and Jase didn’t come on the trip.
“They simply didn’t want to miss three days of hunting to do everything we had planned,” Alan wrote in an email to TheBlaze. “As a family, we were very honored to be recognized on the [Walters] list and there was no disrespect intended by us.”