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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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91.

JackieJanas    

@blue ugly, why do you say such hateful mean things on every comment?.

207 days ago
92.

AllieFrid    

A&E is sold to the devil. Money is evil and shame on them!

207 days ago
93.

Truth    

Phil Robertson is a hero.

207 days ago
94.

iamasith    

It's all about the money, money, money...

207 days ago
95.

portapotty    

Christians, its s war, you have to speak up ALL the time and every time. Can't assume victory any more, have to keep continually fighting for it. Keep opening your mouths.

207 days ago
96.

daved0622    

I guess there is your answer for a demand for a meeting
Rev (haha) Jessie Jackson.

207 days ago
97.

bea1    

They were in a loose loose situation, they need Duck Dynasty way more than DD needs them.

207 days ago
98.

Heidi    

Good for A & E in making a decision based on a 'show' & not on someones personal opinion..........

207 days ago
99.

me    

A&e should fire the dumb ass that made that knee jerk decision. His words were harmless. I don't agree with anything he said, as I have family members and friends that are gay, but I'll be damn if anyone should be fired, or threatened by any means over an opinion. We're a free country, right? "F- the (thought) police!"

207 days ago
100.

Truth    

GLADD, say hello to America. There are millions more of us than you.

207 days ago
101.

bring back recent posts    

Poor Paula Dean....she was so hung out too pasture...so unfair...ugh

207 days ago
102.

AllieFrid    

Hey A&E don't kid yourselves... there are more people who will boycott the show than watch it. God damn hypocrites. you don't care about your employees at all.

207 days ago
103.

oh really     

Always about money...and ratings

207 days ago
104.

static    

The people have spoken.

207 days ago
105.

Kaytee    

A&E=SELLOUTS!!!!!!! They'd feature Hitler if he hadn't blown his rotten brains out!!! How sad. A&E will now be BLOCKED from my T.V. pick!

207 days ago
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