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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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AllieFrid    

I am now boycotting all shows on A&E from this day forward. I don't respect cowards or hypocrites.

237 days ago
107.

Roberik 22    

In other words, money does the talking. A&E is a company that is fickle. Glad he's back. Should have never been suspended anyway. A&E should be lucky the duck dynasty family even wants to stay on their channel.

237 days ago
108.

Jah36    

Haha. Go **** yourselves TMZ staff! Homosexual behavior will NEVER be considered normal by the majority. Throughout thousands of years, it never has been and it never will be.

237 days ago
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Jah36    

Haha. Go **** yourselves TMZ staff! Homosexual behavior will NEVER be considered normal by the majority. Throughout thousands of years, it never has been and it never will be.

237 days ago
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Shauna M    

And this is what happens when you piss the people off of America . You were wrong , dead wrong ! He did nothing wrong . Those are his believes and everyone is entitled to their own beliefs. It's called life get over it! He quoted the Bible big whoopee. The people have spoken now shut up an air the show

237 days ago
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portapotty    

Don't get complacent, DD supporters, there will be counter attack through the PSA's AE said they're gonna make. Have to speak up every time, and loudly.

237 days ago
112.

AllieFrid    

I guess that TMZ is now flooded with homophobic hicks who only come here to spread hate. Good night hicks!

237 days ago
113.

Truth    

TMZ gets their a kicked again. I'll send over to tasty Chick-fil-A sandwiches to you guys.

237 days ago
114.

orksters    

win one for America

237 days ago
115.

me    

I don't think t.m.z. Had any intention of pushing this story one way, or the other. I've been reading almost every post by them and to me it just seemed to be reporting, period. How is everyone so misled?

237 days ago
116.

Pockets    

Once again libs get trolled and conservatives troll themselves.

237 days ago
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Mike L    

Should have never been suspended to begin with. *******s run A&E.

237 days ago
118.

zelly    

I am all for boycotting A&E. Does anyone want to start a fb page or a petition stating A&E should give all of its holiday profit to charity for their stupid publicity stunt. It can be a Christian Charity we can all agree to like that.
<- btw above average looking bisexual chick, for all you homophobes who keep referring the gay men. You're being a bit misandristic. You're also being very telling with those extremely detailed descriptions of male on male action. I'm guessing it's not just crossed your mind it's been running a muck in there.

237 days ago
119.

k    

Money rules! To all A&E employees, especially gay & African Americans....A&E is saying they don't give a $hit about you.

237 days ago
120.

Sid    

Phil is bitch slapping Americans. Now we know the truth. Quote the Bible and fear nothing. Will Harv go find the good book and repent? Don't worry bro I'm a sinner too. We all could you a little Grace in our life. How are the kartrashians handling things? Lamar back in the pipe?

237 days ago
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