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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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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.

216 days ago


NO decent person NEEDS a publicist! He has NOTHING to hide. He dared to express His views and beliefs. Liberal left, Not so liberal, apparently!!!

216 days ago


If any of you think this situation is real then you're more of a tard then country folks blowing on an empty jug. This is nothing but a publicity stunt and it is working. You can't be on TV in an industry run by Jews, homos and that secret society that everyone knows about and speak your mind, the truth about Gays. But you can be on TV on a high rated fake show, in an industry run by Jews, Homos and that secret society that everyone knows about, when they are behind this whole eminence front. These folks what to distract you to what's really going on in the world and it is definitely working.

216 days ago


Let him back on the air already. Anything to get the conservatives to STFU.

216 days ago


Nothing Phil said was wrong I'm still trying to figure out what the fuss is about?

216 days ago


I'm so sorry he hurt the overly sensitive gay community. Except that no I'm not sorry. He has a right to his beliefs and as a Christian who follows the teachings of the bible I applaud him for an honest answer. If I have to be tolerant of all other viewpoints as a Christian then where is the tolerance for our beliefs? I guess the truth hurts. It is a sinful unnatural lifestyle and I'm not afraid to say that God does not create you that way. It is a choice just like any other decision you make. Next thing you'll be telling me is that pedophiles and rapists are born that way. We might as well be tolerant of them too.

216 days ago


A&E needs the Robertsons way more then they need A&E

216 days ago


I'm glad they all decided to walk if Phil is suspended... What a joke

216 days ago


I guess freedom of speech doesn't apply if the left doesn't agree

216 days ago


So what other show does A&E have??

216 days ago


I'm sick and tired of the gay community acting like a bunch of children when some body says the least little thing!! Grow the **** up people!!!!! U want to babe treated like adults act like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!K!K!K

216 days ago


You can say you think gay is wrong. Who cares how gays feel about it? They are not in charge.

216 days ago


Anti gay. Homophobe. Tmz just makes up definitions when it comes to the gays. Disagreement is not hate morons!

216 days ago


We are talking about men that **** each other in the ass!! Seriously these people are sick and should be put down

216 days ago


We are talking abut dudes that ass **** each other?????) really!????????? These people should babe put down

216 days ago
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