File-This Nov. 7, 2013 file photo shows Phil Robertson, the Duck Commander, holding the 1 millionth duck call assembled for 2013 at company’s warehouse in West Monroe, La. The A&E channel says "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Robertson is off the show indefinitely after condemning gays as sinners in a magazine interview. In a statement Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, A&E said it was extremely disappointed to read Robertson's comments in GQ magazine. (AP Photo, The News-Star/Margaret Croft) NO SALESThe Associated Press
BATON ROUGE, La. – The A&E cable television network's suspension of "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson from the hit reality show has drawn criticism from the governor of his home state.
The network says Robertson was placed on "hiatus" after he gave an interview in GQ magazine disparaging gays as sinners akin to adulterers and swindlers.
Governor Bobby Jindal issued a brief statement on the matter Thursday.
Jindal didn't offer an opinion on Robertson's comments but said everyone is entitled to express a view. He added: "It is a messed-up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended."
The show is produced around the Robertson family's home base in Ouachita Parish.