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'Duck Dynasty' Stars

Biggest Sponsor Pledges Support

Under Armour Won't Cut Ties

12/19/2013 1:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The guys from "Duck Dynasty" are NOT in danger of losing their biggest sponsor, Under Armour -- 'cause while the company tells TMZ its not down with Phil Roberston's homophobic comments, its not willing to kill the business relationship ... yet.

UA -- which sponsors the Duck Commander business, founded by Phil -- just issued a statement to TMZ ... saying, "We have no plans to change our current relationship.

The company adds, "We are obviously aware of the situation. And his comments are not indicative of Under Armour's views."

UA insists the company is committed to treating all people equally and with respect ... even if Phil isn't.

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jjohn martin    

Shame on You. by funding this radical group YOU are supporting their vitriol and vicious hate attacks. this is NOT about free speech it is about YOU supporting what these people are saying. Disclaiming as you have makes you as guilty as they. No more Armour products in this houshold until you come to your senses and drop this show.

305 days ago
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walter kirklin    

It wasn't homophobic. He expressed no fear of gays. He just gave his opinion formed by his faith. And his statements, taken in totality, show that he does respect all people.

305 days ago
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Janet Holt    

I'm glad to see Under Armour is standing with the Robertson's, however, their comment is still out of line. If they understood anything about Phil and his family they know that he would never condemn or treat anyone unfairly or unkind. Why it is so hard for you to understand that there are moral rights and wrongs but God will be ALL of our judges. All Phil did was tell that the Bible teaches homosexual sex is considered a sin. We don't get upset at someone telling a murderer that murder is a sin, or that pedophilia is a sin. Phil's honesty and integrity trump political correctness.

305 days ago
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Ned    

me thinks they should all go "under armour" to ptotect themselves from those who dont like bigots.

305 days ago
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martini305    

Gays can marry and parade around all day with their flags, join the military, etc. Yet this man cannot quote from Scripture. Just when society starts to become a bit tolerant of gays, AA&aE

304 days ago
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martini305    

A&E is not doing any favors to Gay and Lesbians only isolating them. Duck Dynasty has a lot of supporters. In due time A&aerial will come to regret their decision. This is no Paula Deen.

304 days ago
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Andrisen    

This is why I buy Nike exclusively

304 days ago
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Connie    

I think they should keep the show on becuz the Robertson family is a good family. I just wish my family was that close. I will support this family. This show is one of my faviort. So keep the show on.

304 days ago
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