After less than two weeks, A&E TV network has lifted Phil Robertson’s suspension from the Duck Dynasty show. Phil’s comments about homosexuality in an interview with GQ Magazine landed him in hot water with the network after gay rights advocacy groups, including GLAAD, complained, and they suspended him indefinitely on Dec 18, 2013. Now, just 10 days later, the network has reversed its decision after a huge outcry of Duck Dynasty supporters. A&E released a statement saying that Phil made it clear he would “never incite or encourage hate” and therefore “A&E has decided to resume filming Duck Dynasty later this spring with the entire Robertson family.”
A&E also said, “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.”
Hopefully we can get this whole “scandal” thing behind us now.