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'Duck Dynasty'

A&E Publicist MIA

When Phil Went Off On Gays!

12/20/2013 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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If you asked yourself "Where was the publicist?" when "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson went off on gays during his big interview with GQ magazine ... TMZ now has the answer ... the publicist was not there!

Sources very familiar with the situation tell us ... a publicist did indeed accompany Robertson to the interview -- per A&E's rigid PR policy -- and the interview took place in several locations.  When the GQ reporter and Phil hopped on ATVs, the publicist didn't come along for the ride.

We're told it was then the reporter apparently saw an opening and Phil made his incendiary anti-gay comments

It's pretty shocking ... because Phil is widely known as a loose cannon ... so it's a little like playing Russian Roulette to let him gallivant off with a reporter.

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166.

bart    

A&E is all about the mighty dollar. They knew long ago they had a loose canon. The man says hateful things about gays and blacks but that is ok as long as the show makes a profit fom the white trash crowd.

240 days ago
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Oddie    

Ugh. This whole thing is one giant publicity stunt. Look up what the lads from Duck Dynasty looked like before they became famous: rich, clean-shaven, khaki-wearing folk. It's all a fake.

239 days ago
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