We just posted a piece discussing the backlash over the Bible-based comments about gays made by Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson. Now, the A&E cable network has announced that it is suspending Robertson from the show for his comments.
(See also: Duck Dynasty Stars Snub Barbara Walters)
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the network isn’t going to let Robertson off with a mere slap on the wrist for his comments.
(See also: Duck Dynasty Has Sarah Palin Over In Louisiana)
The network issued a press release saying:
“We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”
Clearly A&E thinks it can dump Phil without affecting the rest of the show.
Does anyone want to guess what the rest of the family will do? Doesn’t it seem likely that the rest of the Robertson clan will rally around Phil and all quit the show in support?
I would not doubt it if they all quit. After all, they are all millionaires already and don’t need A&E. Further, you can be sure some other cable network will snap them up in a minute if they leave the network.
We’ll just have to see where all this goes, eh?
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