Willie and Korie Robertson, stars of the hit show “Duck Dynasty,” have opened up about parenting a biracial son and tackling racism in their latest Facebook Watch show.
Willie and Korie Robertson of Duck Dynasty will tackle the major issues in their upcoming Facebook Watch series, At Home with the Robertsons, scheduled to premiere on April 5. Yandy and Mendeecees Harris of Love and Hip Hop will sit down with the duo in the first episode. And they will talk about racism and growing up Black in America.
The couple explained why they decided to have such a “significant” discussion on their new show in an exclusive interview. “They [Yandy and Mendeecees] had such a unique 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 remember that all of us grew up in different ways, whether we grew up in the city of the world, and it is different, yes, it is a big country, but some people have grown up in very different ways.” The pair, who adopted a biracial son named “Little Will” at the age of five weeks, admitted 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. Ideally, because of the episode’s context, we will help put prejudice to rest, and that was a fantastic discussion. Yes it’s a difficult subject, but it’s where we’ve arrived, right? It is the essence of the show; it’s where we are in America, it’s what a lot of people are talking about.”
Willie and Korie Robertsons’ Show “At Home With The Robertsons”
Each episode will feature celebrity guests who will engage in open dialogue to find common ground on politically divisive topics. The father-of-five said, “What got us involved in doing a show like this is just because of all the fighting and division that’s going on in America.” “It just seemed like a small way to deal with that and get people together to actually talk, rather than just shouting at each other on social media.”
“I believe 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 it’s important to sit down and discuss the issues as a family. 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.”
The world is facing racism probably since the creation time, and America has been a victim. Especially last year, George Floyd’s death made the situation worst in America. Many people started speculating that it was supposed to happen, and we saw different theories circulating. Since then, we are witnessing ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests, and the world is rising against racism. We saw different celebrities tweeting and running a campaign on this topic. But despite all this effort, racism will continue to exist as it has for centuries.
Willie and Korie Robertson Made It Official That They Were Launching Talk Show
Willie and Korie Robertson are ready to uncover many significant topics in their new series, At Home with the Robertsons, which PEOPLE can exclusively reveal. Duck hunting is far from the only thing that piques the Robertson family’s curiosity.
According to the trailer for the Facebook Watch show, the Duck Dynasty alums welcome a number of celebrity guests into their Louisiana home for open conversations on a variety of topics.
Former Bachelorette Hannah Brown is cutting wood with the Robertsons shortly after her arrival in the clip. The clip is peppered with lighthearted scenes. It also teases more delicate moments, such as a scene in which the couple discuss their decision to practice abstinence before marriage with former NFL player Tim Tebow and his wife, South African model Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.
“You chose to wait until you were married,” Korie observes, to which Tim responds, “There were parts of that that were difficult for me.”
Yandy Smith-Harris and Mendeecees Harris of Love and Hip Hop have a candid talk about race with their family in another scene.
Yandy, 39, says during the premiere episode, in which the VH1 stars address racism. They raise concerns about their African American son in America. “You can cut off your beard, you can’t get tattoos, but you can’t wash off your face.”
“At Home With The Robertsons” When To Watch
For the next eight weeks, the series will release two episodes every week, on Mondays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET. On Mondays, a celebrity guest will appear. Following it on Thursdays, the Robertsons will discuss what they learned in the previous episode. From Sadie to Uncle Si, three generations of the family will make special appearances in the series.
Willie, 48, has been married to Korie, 47, since 1992. From 2012 to 2017, the pair rose to fame on A&E’s Duck Dynasty, which aired for 11 seasons.