Marry girls when they’re ’15 or 16,’ said ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson

Posted on: 10:44 am, January 2, 2014, by and

“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson is ruffling feathers again, this time for comments he made years ago about how girls should marry when they’re still teenagers.

“They got to where they’re getting hard to find, mainly because these boys are waiting ’til they get to be about 20 years old before they marry ‘em,” Robertson says in a video clip that resurfaced Monday. “Look, you wait ’til they get to be 20 years old, the only picking that’s going to take place is your pocket. You got to marry these girls when they are about 15 or 16. They’ll pick your ducks.”

In the video, Robertson is recounting an anecdote at a speaking engagement. He describes the story as “river rat counseling” he was giving to a “boy” of unknown age and — referring specifically to marrying teenage girls — also advises the crowd to “check with Mom and Dad about that, of course.”

Robertson is four years older than his wife, Kay, whom he married when she was 16 years old, according to A&E’s website.