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Cracker Barrel

We Know How the Wind Blows

Phil's Products are Back

12/22/2013 2:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Cracker Barrel execs have cracked after just one day ... lifting their ban on Phil Robertson's merchandise ... and it's the ultimate hypocrisy.

A CB rep now says the company had no choice but to cave after "Duck Dynasty" fans blasted them via email, phone and social media. 

Cracker Barrel decided to pull the products because it was so concerned about "equal treatment of all people" and "mutual respect."  In other words, they felt Phil was loathsome.

But so much for principles when the almighty dollar gets in the way.  Cracker Barrel now says, "You told us we made a mistake and you weren't shy about it ... you flat out told us we were wrong." 

And this is precious ... They say, "We apologize for offending you."

So here's the upshot.  On Saturday Cracker Barrel apparently felt Phil had offended gays and that's why they took a stand.  But 24 hours later they realized a bigger problem than offending gays is offending customers who pay for CB stuff.


So now the CB rep took the position the company should have taken in the first place:  "We respect all individuals' rights to express their beliefs."

How do CB execs move from office to office ... hard to do when you don't have a spine.


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16.

BB not bb    

Croaker Barrel doesn't want to offend their whole clientele. Their high and mighty standards just flew the coop when profits flew out the door. They are just pandering for profits either way.

243 days ago
17.

billybob    

The wind blows from the front, not from the back . . .

243 days ago
18.

RaineeDrops    

TMZ stirring the pot again. GLAAD, A&E, TMZ incite hate and are bullies to anyone with differing belief system or opinion.

why don't they practice the tolerance they expect from others?
THAT is hypocrisy TMZ!

243 days ago
19.

RaineeDrops    

people can have a difference of opinion and beliefs TMZ, stop trying to dictate it otherwise.

Move on.

243 days ago
20.

RaineeDrops    

TMZ throws stones all the while they practice hypocrisy ALL THE TIME on here.

Point that guilty finger TMZ. Point away because your doorstep is not clean either.

243 days ago
21.

urnexx    

Somebody came to their senses. Gays don't go to cracker barrel! They like good healthy food!

243 days ago
22.

Kelly    

Katie Holmes' knee has a vagina and CB has no balls.

243 days ago
23.

portapotty    

So they figured out their client base is primarily Christian/conservative. Duh. Southern themed based restaurant.

243 days ago
24.

portapotty    

So they figured out their client base is primarily Christian/conservative. Duh. Southern themed based restaurant.

243 days ago
25.

StevenB    

It would seem they have learned nothing at all from all the discrimination lawsuits they have lost in the past.

243 days ago
26.

Faunmax    

I applaud Cracker Barrel. While I don't agree with what Phil said I believe he had the right to express his beliefs. we let s*** like Kanye West spout all sort of crap and nothing is every done so why single out Phil Roberston?

243 days ago
27.

jdizzla a    

Tmz does not do a good job of hiding its biases

243 days ago
28.

RaineeDrops    

Kick Rocks GLAAD, you bullies.

243 days ago
29.

Jillkp    

Here we go again. Get some new material you crazy radical Christian conservatives. Borrrring

243 days ago
30.

CremeBrulee    

DD fans: 1; TMZ: 0

243 days ago
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