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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

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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Daniel Thrasher    

I literally just read the entire GQ article. They were sitting in the living room when he spoke of homosexuals. When they got on the ATV there was no mention of such. At the very least I ask of you to GET YOUR **** TOGETHER journalistically.

214 days ago


The Robertson's should give up the show. They don't need the money (their wives might). Everyone knows in today's society tolerance only goes one direction.

214 days ago


The solution is hilarious. Just Hilarious

214 days ago


Duck Dynasty Is Fake anyways.....

214 days ago

Wow ...    

FFS, why so many stories on this? What happened to "reporting" on several stories? You guys get a headliner and run countless stories on virtually the same subject. Before this it was Paul Walker. Throw some diversity and get a VARIETY of celeb stories going, thanks! You are losing audience members ...

214 days ago


Try this.

214 days ago


finally a man who stands up for his faith and values! go Phil!!

214 days ago


Stop putting religious **** down peoples throat do i believe n god yes i do but i disagree that being gay is a sin because we cant say god doesnt want this nor that all i know is thou shall not judge cause im not going to pretend that i know wat god thinks all i know is im not going to judge

214 days ago


I'm European so can someone please explain this to me: In the USA you have a constitutional right to practice your religion, yes? You also have a right to free speech, yes? So explain to me what this man did wrong that was so bad to you. He never rallied for anyone to hate gays. He never said gays should be attacked or use violence against them. He just answered his own personal opinion (that we know christians have) to a question and all of a sudden there is this big scandal. Why is this a scandal?

214 days ago


Are Only 1.7 Percent Of The Population.

Who Gives A Flying F . *. C .K.
What They Think.

214 days ago

American Patriot    

Just like all true Americans.....the vast majority of people think that being Gay is Wrong, Deviant and just plain disgusting. Just because DD said the TRUTH dont hate him for it! And for all you Queers, turn back to God and just be normal!

214 days ago


Go, Phil!

214 days ago


That entire show is a fraud. They only grew their hair out and acted stupid for the money.

214 days ago


when you have to force people into telling you that what you are doing is ok to do.then maybe what you are doing isnt ok.

214 days ago


ha ha. It's always the PR person's fault. What did they think was going to happen? Oh well..................

214 days ago
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