TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

'Duck Dynasty'

Family Says ...

We Won't Do the Show Without Phil

12/20/2013 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1219-robertson-duck-dynasty

The Robertson family just drew a line in the sand with A&E -- NO PHIL, NO SHOW ... and says they are already talking to the cable channel about possibly pulling the plug on "Duck Dynasty."

The family issued a statement saying, "As a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of 'Duck Dynasty.'"

They also say they're "disappointed" that Phil Robertson was suspended by A&E just for expressing his religious beliefs ... which, they point out, is his "constitutionally protected right."

Fun fact: "Duck Dynasty" is the highest rated cable reality TV show ever.

Way to go A&E.

1219_duck_dynasty_family_photos_footer_v3

We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E's decision. We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word. While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Phil would never incite or encourage hate.We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right.We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty. Again, thank you for your continued support of our family.
1277 COMMENTS

No Avatar
106.

Jj    

I use to like the show but cannot support any anti gay comments god loves all his children !

271 days ago
107.

Jj    

I use to like the show but cannot support any anti gay comments god loves all his children !

271 days ago
108.

angelav65    

I miss the days when gays stayed in the closet. I shouldn't have to explain this sick sh*t to my kids. And why in the hell do gay women want to look like men if they dont like men? What's wrong with just being a gay looking attractive female instead of some ugly tomboy individual? They are confused people that need help.

271 days ago
109.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

AWESOME!!! This is exactly what I said they should do earlier. The entire family is dignified in my book

271 days ago
110.

Jamie    

Thoughts & prayers are with Phil Robertson & the rest of his family. This is what being a Christian is all about. Phil ONLY spoke about his Christian beliefs when asked for his OPINION on homosexuality by the magazine GQ. They already knew before asking that he & his family were grounded in the LORD & HIS teachings. He wasn't wrong. Homosexuality is a sin. And these people will NOT inherit the Kingdom of Heaven unless they bow down before the LORD & ask HIM to forgive them their sins & turn away from this lifestyle. People need to wake up before it's too late. I truly think the LORD was using Phil to get HIS message out to the people that NEED to hear it.

271 days ago
111.

LRT    

Reality show? LOL it's staged like the rest. Wise up people....

271 days ago
112.

Llwynn    

Bye!

271 days ago
113.

en Todo Momento!!    

and the whole liberal agenda strictly enforced by masses and masses of fake profile spam posters. they force opinions by paying people or 'volunteers' to plaster sites with political agenda opinions. even sites like tmz. all these made up profiles and accounts only to control public opinions. it's pure insanity.

271 days ago
114.

Jah36    

Good. He didn't do anything wrong. The LGBT mafia in conjunction with TMZ has taken our tolerance and exploited it as a weakness. They have viciously attempted to personally destroy anyone who voices an opinion that does not fully support their agenda. They have attacked individuals, small businesses, TV programs, youth organizations, and even sports leagues. It's time for that to end. Have you had enough? Are you ready to inject some sanity back into reality? It's time to stand up and be counted. Don't let a fringe minority hold you hostage any longer. Enough is enough!!

271 days ago
115.

whitetrash    

Good I hope they do pull the plug on this redneck white trash hillbilly piece of **** show Good Ridance

271 days ago
116.

G    

dont give a **** about reality tv. stay or go, don't care.

271 days ago
117.

Vic Creed    

I wonder if this family realize that Jesus was not "white".

271 days ago
118.

viciouslikesid    

Go back to humping your sister, hick.

271 days ago
119.

whitetrash    

money don't buy u class

271 days ago
120.

2idiots    

Does anyone else see the Kardashian/Jenner Clan? So true that Money CAN NOT buy class

271 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web