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Phil Robertson Back On Duck Dynasty, A&E Lifts Suspension

Posted on December 27th, 2013 at 10:42 pm
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robertson-1After being suspended from Duck Dynasty for controversial comments comparing the gay lifestyle to bestiality, A&E has decided to lift the temporary order and invite Phil Robertson back to star on Duck Dynasty.

The hit reality show will return on schedule next year, with Phil Robertson as a full time cast member as usual.

RumorFix is publishing the network’s statement in its entirety:

“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 principals.

That is why we reacted so quickly and strongly to a recent interview with Phil Robertson. While Phil’s comments made in the interview reflect his personal views based on his own beliefs, and his own personal journey, he and his family have publicly stated they regret the “coarse language” he used and the misinterpretation of his core beliefs based only on the article. He also made it clear he would “never incite or encourage hate.” We at A&E Networks expressed our disappointment with his statements in the article, and reiterate that they are not views we hold.

But 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. As you might have seen in many episodes, they come together to reflect and pray for unity, tolerance and forgiveness. These are three values that we at A&E Networks also feel strongly about.

So after discussions with the Robertson family, as well as consulting with numerous advocacy groups, A&E has decided to resume filming Duck Dynasty later this spring with the entire Robertson family.

We will also use this moment to launch a national public service campaign (PSA) promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance among all people, a message that supports our core values as a company, and the values found in Duck Dynasty. These PSAs will air across our entire portfolio.”

 

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    • shuthehellup

      This is only the beginning.The rest of us are sick of these pedophiles trying to bully us into going along with the sick ways.The regular non sick folks have had enough.People of this country will never accept these sick sexual-deviants no matter how many laws you pass.You are sick pervert COCKSMOKERZ!! THIS WAS BIGGER THAN PHIL ROBERTSON THIS WAS GOOD NORMAL GOD LOVING AMERICANS HAVING SICKOS TRYING TO TAKE AND DICTATE THERE SICK VILE BEHAVIOR ON GOOD PEOPLE WHO KNOW THIS IS NOTHING MORE THEN NASTY PERVERTS !!GLAAD SHOULD BE DECLARED A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION AND DRONE ATTACKED..,.,.

      • Michael

        You need help dude, seriously, you need help.

      • Guest

        Shuthehellup…… = TROLL ALERT!