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'Duck Dynasty'

Cracker Barrel Bails On Phil's Products

12/21/2013 12:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Cracker Barrel has become the first sponsor to cut bait with "Duck Dynasty" ... but not entirely.

The Southern-themed food chain reacted to Phil Robertson's anti-gay comments by removing "selected products which we were concerned might offend some of our guests" from their stores and restaurants.

We called a bunch of Cracker Barrel stores, and the managers told us the products that were removed were the ones that had Phil's face plastered on the packaging.  Almost to a person, the managers added, "We still offer a wide variety of Duck Commander products," and then we heard a click.

C.B. offers this explanation ... "We operate within the ideals of fairness, mutual respect and equal treatment of all people. These ideals are the core of our corporate culture."

As for most of the remaining products ... we're told you can find them in the sale bin.

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Jack    

Too bad. I really like Cracker Barrel. Their lack of respect for the 1st Amendment and to be coerced by a very few PC bigots causes me to skip their stores. Too bad. RV'ers used to eat there a lot.

305 days ago
32.

CremeBrulee    

Cracker Barrel is still reeling from offending blacks, hence this token gesture. I would estimate their gay clientele at way less than 1 percent so why even bother?

305 days ago
33.

Lorne     

Free speech and freedom of religion is far more important to me than watching a network that i used to enjoy watching. Went to Cracker Barrel on occasion but sorry you crossed the line for me.

305 days ago
34.

MGFunk    

C.B. needs to remove ALL the products-

305 days ago
35.

Tired of nonsense    

Wake up! Stop your yammering and vote with your dollars and feet!

305 days ago
36.

Dagney    

Aw Rats, now I have to boycott Cracker barrel.

305 days ago
37.

Copius    

Phil also said adultry, ***********, lying, greed, etc was sinful. Yet it is only the homosexual community that pitches a fit- no outrage from Wall Street Bankers(greed), Hugh Hefner(***********?adultry, or Obama (liar). Gays seem mighty touchy about God/sin issues.
Since gays claim to know what God says better than Phil does, are they praying for him?

305 days ago
38.

Jack    

Too bad. I really like Cracker Barrel. Their lack of respect for the 1st Amendment and to be coerced by a very few PC bigots causes me to skip their stores. Too bad. RV'ers used to eat there a lot.

305 days ago
39.

NIck    

Disappointing for Crack Barrel think is time some of the members of GLADD sat down with Christians and learned about Gods love for them even though they have choose a life of sin. Maybe then they will be more tolerant of others beliefs and less offensives toward the majority non-gay community.

305 days ago
40.

palermo    

Oh for God's sake. The typical Cracker Barrel diner doesn't give a rat's ass about this controversy.

305 days ago
41.

jsfl2000    

lol... CRACKER Barrel!

305 days ago
42.

Robert Wyatt    

Stopping to sell part of a line of product is like flying in an airplane that doesn't have any wings....
Real Smart CrapperBarrell.

305 days ago
43.

Carrie    

Well, all-righty, then. Christians do not have free speech. I am FREE not to go to Cracker Barrel ever again!!!!

305 days ago
44.

taffy84    

Protest cracker barrel!!!!!!!!

305 days ago
45.

Goldenfoxx    

I won't be patronizing Cracker Barrel. Talk with your money people!

305 days ago
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