Oprah Winfrey, worth about $3 billion, whined about suffering racial discrimination in being denied the privilege to see a $38,000 crocodile skin handbag as opposed to something around $20,000. Just the other day Jase Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” found himself “facially profiled.” Unlike Oprah, he didn’t make an international case out of it. Then again, he didn’t have a movie to promote.
WEST MONROE, La. (CBS Houston) — A New York City hotel kicks out one of the stars of “Duck Dynasty” after an employee thought he was a homeless man.
Appearing along with his family on “Live with Kelly and Michael” Wednesday morning, Jase Robertson described the incident.
“The first thing that happened to me at the hotel was I got escorted out,” Robertson said, joking that it was a “facial-profiling deal.”
Robertson said that the hotel employee simply didn’t know who he was.
“I asked where the bathroom was and he said, ‘Right this way, sir.’ He was very nice,” Robertson explained. “He walked me outside, pointed down the road and said, ‘Good luck.’”
Robertson continued, “So I circled back around and my wife said, ‘What happened?’ and I just said I just got kicked out.”
The Robertson family was in New York this week doing a media tour for Wednesday night’s Season 4 premiere of “Duck Dynasty” on A&E. The season premiere was watched by 11.8 million viewers, making it the most-watched nonfiction series telecast in the history of cable television.
The Robertsons operate their multi-million dollar Duck Commander business from West Monroe, La.
Duck Dynasty opened its new season with a record-shattering 11.8 million cable viewers.
There’s a lesson there…