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'Duck Dynasty'

Phil Robertson Suspension is Over

... Says A&E

12/27/2013 3:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1227-phil-robertson-a-and-eThe "Duck Dynasty" war with A&E is over -- the network just announced Phil Robertson is no longer suspended ... and filming will resume in a few months.

The network says their strong sense of integrity caused them to react quickly to Phil's GQ interview ... and after consulting with numerous advocacy groups they made a decision to bring him back.

The network adds, "As a global media content company, A+E Networks’ core values are centered around creativity, inclusion and mutual respect. We believe it is a privilege for our brands to be invited into people’s home and we operate with a strong sense of integrity and deep commitment to these principles."


The network says they plan to roll out a new PSA campaign on their network in the wake of what happened ... promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance.

A&E adds, "Duck Dynasty is not a show about one man's views. It resonates with a large audience because it is a show about family… a family that America has come to love."

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D-INCARNATION    

This is a good news day.

299 days ago
2.

Bob    

I knew A&E would be the ones bending over!

Duck Callers-1
Dick Blowers-0

299 days ago
3.

StevenB    

So much for having a conscience and respecting their LGBTQA employees and viewers.

299 days ago
4.

cementmixer    

Just keep boycotting till the new season starts next summer.

299 days ago
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porkchop    

You've lost my family's business A&E.

299 days ago
6.

CremeBrulee    

Harvey, you never have enough choices in these votes. I vote for Money Grubbing.

299 days ago
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sunnyjazzislove    

I don't watch the show but this is good news. Good for you, old man & Godspeed!

299 days ago
8.

Bob    

Gays all claim to be born that way... If that's the case than why can't scientists discover the gay gene in babies? When they can tell you everything else about your child when he's born.. It's a sin folks!

299 days ago
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Saintsfan1    

Very happy that they listened to the people.

299 days ago
10.

matt    

No longer do we have to be afraid of speaking our beliefs. Great Day in America.

299 days ago
11.

james    

I guess Jessie Jack*ff will have to find some where else to find his rent money...Maybe he can borrow some from his convict son...

299 days ago
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w124trs    

No A&E. !!! Phil refused to back down or apologize for his statement. And you knew that if you got rid of Phil the whole family would have left. So then you would have lost your cash cow to another network. Good for you Phil for sticking to your guns it's your opinion & you have the right to feel the way you do.

299 days ago
13.

Mikey    

Just because some of you vaginaphobic men like to have butt sex with each other doesn't mean others have to pretend to like it.

299 days ago
14.

HeatherBoo    

The all might dollar bill has spoken.

299 days ago
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themasterchimp    

Nancy Dubuc must RESIGN!

299 days ago
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