A&E Reverses Suspension, Will Resume Filming 'Duck Dynasty' With Phil Robertson

Phil back and 'Duck Dynasty' will not miss an episode. Shooting resumes in the spring

“Duck Dynasty” supporters have won their standoff with A&E: The network  has reversed its suspension of show star Phil Robertson for making anti-gay comments, and he will not miss a single episode of the upcoming season.

Shooting will resume in the spring, and will be accompanied by a series of public service announcements “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,’” the network said.

The network suspended Robertson after he compared gays to “drunks” and “terrorists” in a GQ interview in which he also said African-Americans were perfectly happy before Civil Rights.

But the network suffered a huge backlash from “Duck Dynasty” fans and social conservatives, who said it had limited Robertson’s right to free speech.

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In a statement released late Friday afternoon, A&E said:
“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. 
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”

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