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A&E Caves: Phil Robertson Back on ‘Duck Dynasty’

Posted By admin On December 27, 2013 @ 5:34 pm In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Michael O’Connell
Hollywood Reporter [1]
December 27, 2013

Phil Robertson, the patriarch of A&E’s Duck Dynasty clan who was suspended from his hit reality series on Dec. 18 following some incendiary comments about gay people, won’t be put on hiatus after all.

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Image: Phil Robertson (YouTube).

The network and the Robertson family announced Friday that Phil will still be part of the series — and since he didn’t miss any filming, his temporary suspension will have no effect on the upcoming fifth season.

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 mis-interpretation 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.

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[1] Hollywood Reporter: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/a-e-welcomes-phil-robertson-667647

[2] Who Are You to Judge Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/who-are-you-to-judge-duck-dynastys-phil-robertson.html

[3] Phil Robertson Returning To Duck Dynasty: http://www.prisonplanet.com/phil-robertson-returning-to-duck-dynasty.html

[4] Duck Dynasty Family Releases Statement On Suspension Of Phil Robertson: http://www.prisonplanet.com/duck-dynasty-family-releases-statement-on-suspension-of-phil-robertson.html

[5] The amazing thing ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson did after suspension: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-amazing-thing-duck-dynasty-star-phil-robertson-did-after-suspension.html

[6] Jindal: ‘Messed Up Situation When Miley Cyrus Gets a Laugh, and Phil Robertson Gets Suspended’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/jindal-messed-up-situation-when-miley-cyrus-gets-a-laugh-and-phil-robertson-gets-suspended.html

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