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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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Richie Incognegro711    

Cracker Barrel is delicious

241 days ago
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6one9    

ALL about the $$$$$$$$$$

241 days ago
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Gloria    

Yay!!! Thank you, Cracker Barrel for understanding that EVERYONE has the right to express their views!! I'll be there soon!

241 days ago
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BurningMouth    

Honestly, controversy or not, I just wouldn't want to stare at that face while eating. Gross.

241 days ago
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w124trs    

It's about time someone stand up ......cuz everyone has the right to express their opinion is jus the point of us respecting one another opinions. Not being punish cuz we don't agree with one opinions.

241 days ago
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Wiggie    

I feel sorry for Cracker Barrel. They haven't been able to figure out their ass from their elbow since the EEOC slapped them with those racial and sexual discrimination lawsuits Back in 2004 and 2006 Lol

241 days ago
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Jayla    

A corporation cannot be hypocritical it's not a human being.
Maybe the CEO is hyprocritical, maybe their PR is hypocritical, but their shareholders were never on the record, so how could we label them that way?

241 days ago
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Donttreadisback!    

Im so happy we finally stood up for ourselves and showed all the homosexuals where this country stabds. Homo's and Lesbo's are the minority and for way too long we have allowed you to target us and get away with it! Not anymore! Let this be a glimpse in the future, especially the upcoming elections...We've had it with ya'lls crap! Its the end of the road for ya'll! Deal with it! This is our Country that we built on Christian values! You woke up a sleeping giant!

241 days ago
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Jac    

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and beliefs. Phil doesn't need to like gay people or condone their lifestyle. I don't agree with the way he feels but I can definitely respect that he has his own mind. For those people calling him dumb, etc. - he is college educated. He has a bachelor's degree in phys ed and a master's degree in education. Is he racist? Not a chance. His grandson, Willy Jr/Lil Will, is half black. Also, if you watch the show you would see on MANY episodes that the church he attends and speaks at has MANY black congregates. He spoke about what HE PERSONALLY SAW in his time where he lived - and with the black people he worked with. As a minority you cannot possibly tell me that every black person in the 50s and 60s had a terrible life. That simply is not true.

241 days ago
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dave    

Good for you Cracker Barrel, it is about time America wakes up from the fog of 5 years under the The Kenyan in Chief.

241 days ago
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Rodney    

CB has a long history of discrimination, so it's no wonder that they 'caved'.
But, this is what's great about our country, you do have the right to express your beliefs, however wrong or right you think they are.

241 days ago
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Somerville    

Good for Cracker Barrel!!! Seems like the rest of the country has more clout than GLAAD

241 days ago
13.

BB not bb    

Barrel of Crap is still Barrel of Crap, no matter whose butt they are kissing. I still wouldn't eat there for free. The truth is that they didn't feel like going out of business over some fascist policy that they implemented. The still serve food full of chemicals and GMOs.

To me, I wouldn't trust them any more. The y showed their true colors. They are yellow bellied snakes. They just want to keep slopping the pigs for profits.

I think they should apologize to Phil for offending him. Gotcha.

241 days ago
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EastCoastChopper    

CB is a fried chicken, sausage gravy & biscuits joint...with monster trucks parked 3 deep -not a quiche or frappuchino cafe with special Prius parking.

Simple as that folks!

241 days ago
15.

Mng0    

Blue Ugly is a skunk

241 days ago
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