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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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106.

Brian    

Phil is who he is they knew that when they started the dam show.
He has complained about yuppies from day one and no one complained about that.
There is gay and black yuppies and a lot more colors and god knows what else.
You ****ing corporate ball babies what your scared about hurting someone one's feelings little late for that.

217 days ago
107.

#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?

217 days ago
108.

Wiggie    

I don't get why that is even relevant.

217 days ago
109.

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.

217 days ago
110.

Mike    

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"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzKLd9p4x3w

217 days ago
111.

Mike    

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

217 days ago
112.

Ron Fing Swanson    

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

217 days ago
113.

regrock2929    

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

217 days ago
114.

killerbotics    

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

217 days ago
115.

Mark    

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

217 days ago
116.

Smackrunner    

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??

217 days ago
117.

daved0622    

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.

217 days ago
118.

Yurra Knutz    

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

217 days ago
119.

Shelly64    

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.

217 days ago
120.

Ginger    

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

217 days ago
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