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Video: Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Tells Men To Marry 15-Year-Old Girls

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Phil Robertson may be back on Duck Dynasty after the outcry over his homophobic and racist comments, but it looks like he's facing some more backlash. A video surfaced on Monday showing the A&E star giving marital advice—like how men should marry underage girls.

In a 2009 video from a Georgia Sportsman ministry event, Robertson gave his audience what he called "river rat counseling." In addition to telling the crowd that they needed a girl who could cook and carry her man's bible, the men were better off not waiting until she turned 20.

"Look, you wait 'til they get to be 20 years old, the only picking that's going to take place is your pocket," he says. "You got to marry these girls when they are about 15 or 16. They'll pick your ducks. You need to check with mom and dad about that, of course."

Apparently, the 67-year-old Robertson has followed his own advice. According to People, he wrote in his Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander memoir that his wife, Kay, was only 15 when he tied the knot with her:

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"Miss Kay was the perfect woman for me," he wrote. "I was sixteen and she was fifteen when we were married. Nowadays some people might frown on people getting married that young, but I knew that if you married a woman when she was fifteen, she would pluck your ducks. If you waited until she was twenty, she would only pick your pockets."

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