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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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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.

120 days ago
17.

wingslk    

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.

120 days ago
18.

writenow    

The solution is hilarious. Just Hilarious

120 days ago
19.

BEADGC    

Duck Dynasty Is Fake anyways.....

http://www.back2stonewall.com/2013/12/duck-dynasty-fake-dusty-smith-exposes-yuppies-turned-rednecks-ae-reality-show.html

120 days ago
20.

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 ...

120 days ago
21.

writenow    

Try this.

https://medium.com/p/d1ebbdef8c55

120 days ago
22.

baby    

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

120 days ago
23.

cami    

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

120 days ago
24.

Gemma    

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?

120 days ago
25.

OhWell    

GAYS
Are Only 1.7 Percent Of The Population.


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

120 days ago
26.

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!

120 days ago
27.

Somerville    

Go, Phil!

120 days ago
28.

Toilethead    

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

120 days ago
29.

tgrfan42069    

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.

120 days ago
30.

Twilightstar    

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

120 days ago
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