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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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61.

Proud mommmyxs7    

A & e can buzzzzzz offff

268 days ago
62.

Gillie Robbins    

Power of the people.

268 days ago
63.

STAYCLASSYSANDIEGO    

What a joke you SUCK A&E grow a backbone SPINELESS chasing the almighty dollar. Done with your network. Pathetic.

268 days ago
64.

Questdelsangraal    

A&E is a joke,
They know who controls the money and the viewers have spoken.

268 days ago
65.

Jinx    

Glad to hear that. Love the show. God Bless

268 days ago
66.

Majestik    

How many gay offended employees of A&E will now quit their jobs? I'll be t not one of them.

268 days ago
67.

Lisa    

We should have got a third choice to vote : It's all money

268 days ago
68.

Lisa    

You should have given us a third choice to vote : It's all about the money $$$$$

268 days ago
69.

elm    

A&E is probably insisting the DD folk go all "Deliverance" next season......

268 days ago
70.

Smackrunner    

Wow gay or no gay it's all about the money they can bitch belly ache and complain in the end it's all about the cash!! A&e you suck and you got told lol!!

268 days ago
71.

Monigggro    

So in a nut shell......."we realized we were gonna lose tons of money and viewers so we did a genius thing and brought Phil back!" Lol I love it!

268 days ago
72.

Rocky    

White power

268 days ago
73.

devil's advocate    

Now that the American Gay Bashers are feeling empowered, maybe RHOA's Porsha Stewart should build an underground railroad to sneak the gays safely out of Louisiana and into California where they can live free from persecution.

268 days ago
74.

Harleygirl     

I don't care about any of it!!!!!!!

268 days ago
75.

julie    

maybe Phil doesn't want to come back to A&E?? Ya just can't throw people & their feelings around like that

268 days ago
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