In their latest Facebook Watch show, ‘Duck Dynasty’ stars Willie and Korie Robertson discuss raising a biracial son while addressing racism.
Willie and Korie Robertson of Duck Dynasty will tackle the major issues in their upcoming Facebook Watch series, At Home with the Robertsons, which premieres on April 5. Yandy and Mendeecees Harris of Love and Hip Hop will sit down with the duo in the first episode to talk about racism and growing up Black in America. The couple discussed why they decided to have such a “important” discussion on their new show in an exclusive interview with HollywoodLife. “They [Yandy and Mendeecees] had such a peculiar warmth to them, and they came from such a different place than I did growing up in Harlem,” Korie explained.
“Having that conversation with them was very interesting because they were able to offer some suggestions from their viewpoint [to son, Will].” I believe we must consider that all of us grew up in different ways, whether we grew up in the city or in the world, and it is different, yes, it is a big country, but there are people who have grown up in very different ways.” The pair, who adopted a biracial son named “Little Will” at the age of five weeks, confessed to being “nervous” for him at times.
“I believe it is important to have this dialogue, to listen… and, hopefully, to bring others into the conversation.” “We have a bi-racial baby, and we’ve felt nervous for him, and they might feel it, too,” Willie added. And then, ideally, because of the context of the episode, we will help put prejudice to rest, and that was a fantastic discussion. It’s a difficult subject, but it’s where we’ve arrived, right? It’s the essence of the show, it’s where we are in America, it’s what a lot of people are talking about.”
Each episode will feature celebrity guests who will engage in open dialogue to find common ground on politically divisive topics. The father-of-five told HL, “What got us involved in doing a show like this is just because of all the division and fighting that’s going on in America.” “It just seemed like a little way to deal with that and get people together to actually chat, rather than just yelling at each other on social media.”
“I think a big family like ours is the right one to do anything like this because we don’t always agree on anything as a big family,” Korie continued. Will and I don’t always agree on anything, but as a family, it’s important to sit down and discuss the issues. Much as it is important for us as a country to talk about difficult issues and genuinely listen to one another, it is also important for us to sit around the dinner table and laugh, talk, and have fun together, even if we disagree.”