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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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#1Big daddy    

If you don't like the way Phil's a-Livin' why don't you just leave this long haired country boy alone?

314 days ago


I don't get why that is even relevant.

314 days ago

The Zombie    

I still don't understand why I should give a damn if two guys want to put their penises in each other's butts. It's none of my business, it's none of Phil's business, and it's none of that fairytale "god's" business, either. As long as you're not trying to put it in MY butt, who gives a ****? Not me.

314 days ago


I don't watch their reality show very much. Has Phil Robertson and his family said anything about Miley Cyrus on the show yet? It seems like everyone was talking about Miley about a month or two ago.

Obviously Phil doesn't like gay guys too much because of their fondness for "man ass". What does he think about lesbian women diving for muffin? Does he think they are real homosexuals or what? Does he think they are going to hellfire and brimstone and all that?

I think Miley has said publicly that she is bi-sexual.

Miley Cyrus "We Can't Stop"

314 days ago


**** GAYS AND LESBIANS so what???????

314 days ago

Ron Fing Swanson    

Goofy looking guy on a goofy show but who cares what he said. That's his opinion.

314 days ago


If he was black and said it there would not be a problem I'm sick of it I will be cancelling AandE if he is off the show

314 days ago


Oh My God! Answering an interviewer's question is "Going off"? You guys are a joke!

314 days ago


Quite certain he didn't " go off on gays"

314 days ago


They hired him knowing what he was an honest man so they ask him a question he answers it honestly and they get upset but while he was lining there pockets with cash it was all ok. Phil was the best as soon as he answer a question honestly they get pissed??

314 days ago


Who cares, you guys run stories into the ground, if it's not Duck it's Paul Walker or Odom or your go to, Kardashian trash, you guys used to be about entertainment now you are tabloid BS.

314 days ago

Yurra Knutz    

Don't over think it.
He said what he said.
It is what it is.

314 days ago


If A@E was so upset about it all, they should cancel the rest of the programs instead of making money off it. We know, it's ALL about the money.

314 days ago


Harvey begging you to stop quit printing this story!!!

314 days ago


What it really comes down to is, if you have nothing to lose you can say anything you like. If Phil wasn't independently wealthy, would he have freely spoken his mind? I wonder.

314 days ago
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