Duck Dynasty Star Jase Robertson Confused For Homeless Man And Escorted From Hotel
By Jessica Rawden 2013-08-16 20:07:42
Duck Dynasty is becoming a huge phenomenon on A&E. The first Season 4 episode pulled in a whopping 11.8 million total viewers, which is certainly something to talk about. The cast headed to New York City in order to appear on Live with Kelly and Michael earlier this week to talk about the series, as well as share some stories about spending time in the Big Apple. As it turns out, Duck Dynasty cast member Jase Robertson became a victim of “facial profiling.”
Robertson walked into his hotel before the show and asked where the bathrooms were. The employee he approached calmly seemed as he was about to show him where the restrooms were located, but instead mistook him for a homeless man and walked him outside. According to Robertson, the man didn’t treat him particularly rudely, but the event would likely have been jarring with a hint of comedy.
"I asked where the bathroom was and he said, 'Right this way, sir.' He was very nice, he walked me outside, pointed down the road and said, 'Good luck.'"
If you are unfamiliar with the Duck Dynasty clan, Robertson and his brothers sport much more hair apiece than most other dudes. Long hair and long beards are the style of choice. Additionally, it’s safe to assume that Live with Kelly and Michael put Robertson up in a pretty nice hotel for the morning TV appearance, and his regular t-shirt and camo pants garb may have stood out against the clothing choices of the hotel’s average clientale. It’s not like the man couldn’t have afforded to stay at a nice place—the Duck Dynasty clan runs a multi-million dollar business and recently re-upped their contracts with A&E for a heftier sum.
The reality star took all in stride, however. He simply turned around and walked right back into the hotel to rejoin his wife.
"So I circled back around and my wife said, 'What happened?' and I just said I just got kicked out."
If you are wondering how the incident ended, all is well and good. Robertson opted to continue staying at the hotel despite the little mishap, rather than raising a stink about the incident, which shows real class. It’s also kind of amusing to think that the man is on a wildly popular television show right now and still manages to maintain anonymity from time to time.
You can hear the whole tale from the man’s own lips, below.