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‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson Fired Following Anti-Gay Remarks
Variety ^ | Dec. 18, 2013 | AJ Marechal

Posted on 12/18/2013 4:47:00 PM PST by Blue Turtle

Edited on 12/18/2013 5:37:38 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson has been fired from the reality program following his controversial remarks in GQ magazine regarding homosexuality.

A+E Networks, parent company of A&E, has released the following statement to Variety:

“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.”


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To: stevie_d_64

And if God says phooey on Satan, that falls flat.


301 posted on 12/18/2013 6:17:52 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Blue Turtle

To know who rules you, see the ones you can not offend.

What has been the response for the rest of the cast?

To be honest, I think tht A&E has been looking for a reason to dump DD.


302 posted on 12/18/2013 6:17:59 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I like this plan! How about “Duck Family Robertson”?


303 posted on 12/18/2013 6:18:22 PM PST by OkiMusashi (Beware the fury of a patient man. --- John Dryden)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Think larger. Much bigger.


304 posted on 12/18/2013 6:18:49 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: stevie_d_64

Contractually, A+E is probably doing this under a ‘moral clause’ (Yes, ironic)- that his statements brought disrepute upon the show.
However that may very well not hold up in a court of law considering the nature of the show.
So a+E may have lost their contractual rights by breaking the contract.

all depends on the specifics of course.


305 posted on 12/18/2013 6:19:42 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: maine yankee

Yes, please somebody who knows how please put up a list of A&E sponsors with e-mail and phones numbers so we can hit back fast.

Also, who will it hurt if we do not by any of the many DD items for sale in stores like Wal-Mart..should we boycott them too. Who would it hurt most if I don’t by that DD lunch bag I had my eye on?

I would like to get a shirt now with Phil on it to show support but not if it helps A&E in any way.


306 posted on 12/18/2013 6:20:13 PM PST by TonyM
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To: Resettozero

The next bigger thing is Christ. I don’t know what you are getting at, and please don’t play cutesie... if we disagree theologically we disagree theologically. But it’s time to put the Christian cards on the table.


307 posted on 12/18/2013 6:20:40 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Blue Turtle

A&E needs the Robertsons a lot more than they need A&E.

}:-)4


308 posted on 12/18/2013 6:20:50 PM PST by Moose4 (Sufficiently feisty.)
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To: mrsmith

This thing has an independent life now.


309 posted on 12/18/2013 6:21:43 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I was encouraging you. I have stated my position. Cool down, Bro.


310 posted on 12/18/2013 6:22:44 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: Pinkbell
Contact: aefeedback@aenetworks.com

Thanks for posting the feedback address. I just sent A&E a piece of my mind.

311 posted on 12/18/2013 6:23:41 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Resettozero

Didn’t know if you were coming across with something like Some Established Worship Congregation has to back this thing. That’s not what made Duck Dynasty great. The Pope didn’t endorse it, the Archbishops or whoever of Orthodoxy didn’t, Billy Graham didn’t. This was grass roots!


312 posted on 12/18/2013 6:24:16 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Blue Turtle

Is he fired or just on indefinite suspension?

Frankly they should have given him a raise and more air time. Good for Phil. He knows the truth and is not afraid to speak it


313 posted on 12/18/2013 6:25:03 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Windflier

I’d tell them something like that with DD they have the best thing they ever had, and they’d be colossally stupid to torpedo it.


314 posted on 12/18/2013 6:25:41 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Guenevere

Support Phil by liking him on this Facebook support page....

https://www.facebook.com/Philrobertsonsupport


315 posted on 12/18/2013 6:25:47 PM PST by kcvl
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Good grief; please take it easier.


316 posted on 12/18/2013 6:26:21 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: mrsmith

It could have legal merit, either way...

Since we do not have a copy of the contract (it is probably smaller than ObamaCare), it is unlikely any of us could do anything more than speculate...

I do believe all here would agree that this is indicative of the times we live in and that the letigious nature of the worlds population has yet again proven that you cannot protect even your own property and intellectual rights to ANYTHING, anymore...

This family is probably going to lose everything, and that would be a tragedy in and of itself...


317 posted on 12/18/2013 6:26:41 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: BunnySlippers

http://www.zazzle.com/duck+dynasty+baby+clothes


318 posted on 12/18/2013 6:27:38 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Windflier

Same here. If Phil is gone, so am I! And, I just downloaded their “Duck the Halls” Christmas album.


319 posted on 12/18/2013 6:27:40 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Resettozero

It matters. Anyhow if you can get Some Established Church Congregation behind it that’s nice and won’t be refused. But grass roots is the fundamental model.


320 posted on 12/18/2013 6:27:54 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Texas4ever

The Forbes lady is clearly hoping for another Paula Deen moment. She’s upset because Walmart makes $400 mil a year on their products.

I’ve never been in or seen a Walmart, but I’m gonna buy some DD products tonight!


321 posted on 12/18/2013 6:28:44 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Blue Turtle; All; KC_Lion; Bigtigermike
Sarah Palin weighs in...

"Free speech is an endangered species. Those “intolerants” hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us."


322 posted on 12/18/2013 6:28:50 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: stevie_d_64

And you are wailing that Satan will prove so powerful.

Put a lid on it. When God goes up against that little runt, he gets walked on but good.


323 posted on 12/18/2013 6:28:51 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I have no idea what you are talking about now. You lost me. Enough.

-30-


324 posted on 12/18/2013 6:29:04 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: kcvl

That has jumped 700 ‘likes’ in just a few minutes.


325 posted on 12/18/2013 6:29:27 PM PST by Salamander (Hey, Jack the Ripper, won't you come on over... hook me up to the power lines of your love...)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Anus & Eddie go Duck Hunting.

Hitting bookstores everywhere next week.


326 posted on 12/18/2013 6:29:44 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Do I? ;)


327 posted on 12/18/2013 6:30:06 PM PST by defconw (Cibco's my spouse)
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To: Errant

http://watchseries.lt/serie/duck_dynasty


328 posted on 12/18/2013 6:30:32 PM PST by Overtaxed
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To: mrsmith

He did not say this on the show.


329 posted on 12/18/2013 6:31:02 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: TonyM

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/05/08/willie-robertson-duck-dynasty-fans-overwhelming-crowding-warehouse-daily/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2013/11/06/duck-dynastys-brand-bonanza-how-ae-and-walmart-turned-camo-into-400-million-merchandise-sales/


330 posted on 12/18/2013 6:32:29 PM PST by Salamander (Hey, Jack the Ripper, won't you come on over... hook me up to the power lines of your love...)
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To: Timber Rattler

BTTT her quote!!!!


331 posted on 12/18/2013 6:32:51 PM PST by Guenevere
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To: abb
New 5th Congressional District U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister (R-Swartz), who was supported by the Robertsons during his campaign, said Wednesday....

"It’s not my place to judge anyone. Everyone has to live by their own values."

What a disappointment. I'll bet the Robertsons are suddenly regretting ever having supported this RINO for Congress. They lent their star power to help him win his seat, and this is how he repays them.

Think I'll look up Duck Dynasty's Facebook page and post a show of support for Phil and the family. They're being stabbed in the back right now.

332 posted on 12/18/2013 6:33:14 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Blue Turtle

Well, there goes that show. I would imagine the Robertson family wouldn’t stand for that.


333 posted on 12/18/2013 6:33:24 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: kcvl

Thank you!


334 posted on 12/18/2013 6:34:51 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: mware; Saoirise
I feel a shopping spree coming on. Need something to match my pink camouflaged plastic Tea cup. Maybe a DD morning coffee car cup...;)
335 posted on 12/18/2013 6:36:52 PM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: tflabo

That’s the spirit!


336 posted on 12/18/2013 6:37:15 PM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: Overtaxed

Muchas gracias! Will save money for their Duck Calls and other sports products.


337 posted on 12/18/2013 6:38:48 PM PST by Errant
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Why do you think that???

I would crawll over bigger people to tie a knot in the devils tail and kick it in the azz, just because...

I do not fear evil, or the pain they might be able to inflict upon me...Me “wailing”???

I am just stating some of the potential legal risks to the family here that can very well be argued in court...

If the family is truely God fearing, and they trust him to provide a future for them, then they have nothing to fear about losing all that they have built upon...


338 posted on 12/18/2013 6:39:38 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I absolutely love the Tournament of Roses Parade. I really don’t know the last time I missed it. But I DO know that it won’t be anywhere near my set on January 1, 2014. The jerks ruin everything.


339 posted on 12/18/2013 6:39:58 PM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: stevie_d_64

His remarks didn’t hurt the value of what he sold to a+E (the show) so I doubt they’ll suffer at all.


340 posted on 12/18/2013 6:40:19 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Salamander

Hey I wouldn’t mind that

For while they even show old Diana Riggs the Avengers show for while


341 posted on 12/18/2013 6:42:53 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: All

So, you’re entitled to your opinion as long as you agree with me? Yeah, A^E has gone to the dark side....time for action.


342 posted on 12/18/2013 6:43:18 PM PST by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: eyedigress

These standard entertainment clauses apply to behavior off the show- like Tiger Woods’ advertising contracts.
Not an expert or lawyer, but A+E’s position seems very weak to me.


343 posted on 12/18/2013 6:44:03 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: dontreadthis
so they prefer an anus?

Of course they do.

344 posted on 12/18/2013 6:45:33 PM PST by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

**I think the tough, even “macho” (if we dare use that term) redneck he-man set are the right population to carry that gospel.**

Like John the baptist: “O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?”

Or Jesus Christ: “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?”

Paul and Barnabas: “It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.”

And they were addressing religious people! And it wasn’t an ‘uncertain sound’. There are licensed ‘ministers’ all across this nation that are so afraid to tell the truth it’s pitiful. Some obviously don’t even know the truth. Mr Robertson didn’t sidestep the subject. He spoke the truth with love, imo.


345 posted on 12/18/2013 6:46:46 PM PST by Zuriel (Acts 2:38,39....nearly 2,000 years and still working today!)
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To: skeeter

Are you kidding me?

The left is really asking for it.

Hmm, Maybe the Blaze can pick up Duck Dynasty...


346 posted on 12/18/2013 6:48:23 PM PST by GraceG
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Amen, brother. There are still millions of God loving, Bible-believing brothers in sisters in the nations. Let us support and help one another as we wage war against sin.


347 posted on 12/18/2013 6:49:50 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: GraceG

IF the Blaze picks up Duck Dynasty I will get a subscription, just because.


348 posted on 12/18/2013 6:50:15 PM PST by madison10
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To: Blue Turtle

ABCDisney are even more outward champions of homosexuality than A&E and Bravo.

They can go have their collective circle jerk but they are still engaging in a blacklist of those they do not agree with politicallly.

FUCommies.


349 posted on 12/18/2013 6:55:02 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Viennacon

The Hollywood Blacklist you won’t read about in school textbooks.


350 posted on 12/18/2013 6:56:19 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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