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'Duck Dynasty'

Phil Robertson Suspension is Over

... Says A&E

12/27/2013 3:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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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46.

ufos8mycow    

The 99% have spoken and they want him back! Woot!

Only one in a hundred people are gay and the Liberals like Harvey want people to think they represent a MUCH larger percentage of society.

Personally I don't care what anyone does but don't try to force your sex down my throat.

267 days ago
47.

nick    

I poop a while ago....it was huge and long.......how can people have buttsex?....nhow??and to think that some men do that to their wives....that is filfy....nothing is more didty and fikfy than that

267 days ago
48.

Sue    

Hate speech wins! Too much money involved for A & E
to let him go.

267 days ago
49.

Enlightened    

Is this ALL you have to say, TMZ (and Harvey)???? After DAYS of mercilessly mocking Robertson and his family, you seem nearly SILENT now. Why is that? LOL!!!! Is it because you know you lost and WE WON!!!!

That's right, we KICKED SOME LIBERAL ASS and proved that the tiny group of HITLERIAN FASCIST BROWNSHIRTS known as GLAAD is NO MATCH for the MILLIONS of Freedom-loving Americans who are sick and tired of censoring our every utterance in deference to gay sensibilities. Americans will no longer kowtow to you. WE are the majority, NOT GAYS, and we will NO LONGER BE SILENT.

FREE SPEECH, UNFETTERED OPINIONS and RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ARE ALL WINNNNNNERS TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks to the MILLIONS who signed petitions, called A&E and Cracker Barrel, joined Stand With Phil, joined Boycott A&E, and generally STOOD UP FOR FREEDOM OF IDEAS AND EXPRESSION!
We WONNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

267 days ago
50.

MCSquared    

Just as I said....Look at the extreme vile coming from those angry with this decision....more hateful and threatening than anything Phil has said.... Hopefully America has finally seen through your false accusations...As to A&E, congrats on standing up to what is right - personal freedoms and liberties versus advocacy group politics.

267 days ago
51.

Rzink82    

Who cares. He is allowed to have his own opinion. If you don't like, don't watch it. Simple.

267 days ago
52.

DirkDiggler    

Once again, the world is spinning in greased grooves.

267 days ago
53.

Mike    

This decision by A&E is like what that one 1990s politician Ross Perot from Texas used to say about America's campaign finance system ... "JUST FOLLOW THE MONEY" if you want to know WHY certain things turn out the way they do.

http://www.walsworthyearbooks.com/idea-file/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/tx_monthly_perot.jpg

267 days ago
54.

nick    

Homosexuality should be tolerated not accepted.....your parents do not accept your gay lifestyle...they simply tolerate it because they love you...so does everybody else

267 days ago
55.

devil's advocate    

Even though Phil's gay comments may be what everybody is talking about, but he also said that blacks were better off before the Civil Rights Act. Maybe he can join Sarah and the Tea Party to get rid of all Civil Rights for anybody who aren't heterosexual, white Christian males, and their bitches.

267 days ago
56.

Dead@27    

"Robertson" (noun) - The frothy mixture of lube and duck feces that is often the by-product of a Redneck having Sex with the Anus of a Duck.

267 days ago
57.

Bagheera    

Suspensions are temporary, firings are a little less temporary.
----
Regardless, it was a phony suspension in the first place. He was suspended while Duck Dynasty wasn't being filmed. It was lip service to the politically correct employees and nothing more. The only idiots to blow this suspension out of proportion are the psychotic Christians who felt that suspending someone for part of their vacation was WRONG!

267 days ago
58.

LuLu    

All I will say is that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and beliefs. I do not agree with homosexuality, however one of my closest guy friends is gay. And I would never do or say anything to hurt him. But as a person he respects how I feel. Just as I respect him and how he feels. The Bible does speak about homosexuality....but it also speaks about those with out sin cast the first stone...or turn the other cheek....or judge not lest ye be judged. So, in the whole scheme of things, everyone should be allowed to use their 5th admendment rights. No one has to bear our sins other than ourselves.....

267 days ago
59.

Jen     

If you want to be gay then so be it! Who care's sick of people saying they cant be gay is it messing with your personal life? NO!! are they asking you to join? NO! Everyone has the right to love who they want. Get over it it is them who have to confront the big man upstairs when it comes time. On another not A&E it was a good decision to bring back Duck Dynasty!!

267 days ago
60.

enemem71    

that is code for they don't want to lose the tons of money they make off. of the familly & the show

267 days ago
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