Following Huge Backlash, Filming Will Continue Spring 2014
Phil Robertson has been reinstated to “Duck Dynasty” by A&E after the network back down from “indefinitely” suspending him last Wednesday following his comments labeling homosexuality a sin. The A&E network received massive backlash following the suspension with thousands of Duck Dynasty fans demanding Robertson be reinstated, and many commenting they would boycott watching the show if the network did not back down. A&E has now confirmed that Robertson would rejoin the cast, and that they would continue filming him and his family in 2014.
“Duck Dynasty” has sold close to $400 million in related merchandise, and has made the A&E network about $80 million in advertising sales revenue through September of this year. The A&E network has said that made its decision to reinstate Phil Robertson “after discussions with the Robertson family, as well as consulting with numerous advocacy groups.”
“While Phil’s comments made in the (GQ) 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’,” the network said in a statement.
Finally, people have gotten the backbone in this country to say what they believe and refuse to apologize for it.The more people are made to fell guilty about everything, the more they will have to apologize. Stop saying you,re sorry, and refuse to back down. When people finally say they don’t, care ,other people will stop bulling them! Don,t give them fuel for their fire!