Skip to comments.‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson Fired Following Anti-Gay Remarks
Posted on 12/18/2013 4:47:00 PM PST by Blue TurtleEdited 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 Robertsons 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.
And if God says phooey on Satan, that falls flat.
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.
I like this plan! How about “Duck Family Robertson”?
Think larger. Much bigger.
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.
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.
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.
A&E needs the Robertsons a lot more than they need A&E.
This thing has an independent life now.
I was encouraging you. I have stated my position. Cool down, Bro.
Thanks for posting the feedback address. I just sent A&E a piece of my mind.
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!
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
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.
Support Phil by liking him on this Facebook support page....
Good grief; please take it easier.
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...
Same here. If Phil is gone, so am I! And, I just downloaded their “Duck the Halls” Christmas album.
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.
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!
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.
I have no idea what you are talking about now. You lost me. Enough.
That has jumped 700 ‘likes’ in just a few minutes.
Anus & Eddie go Duck Hunting.
Hitting bookstores everywhere next week.
Do I? ;)
He did not say this on the show.
BTTT her quote!!!!
"Its 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.
Well, there goes that show. I would imagine the Robertson family wouldn’t stand for that.
That’s the spirit!
Muchas gracias! Will save money for their Duck Calls and other sports products.
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...
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.
His remarks didn’t hurt the value of what he sold to a+E (the show) so I doubt they’ll suffer at all.
Hey I wouldn’t mind that
For while they even show old Diana Riggs the Avengers show for while
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.
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.
Of course they do.
**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.
Are you kidding me?
The left is really asking for it.
Hmm, Maybe the Blaze can pick up Duck Dynasty...
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.
IF the Blaze picks up Duck Dynasty I will get a subscription, just because.
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.
The Hollywood Blacklist you won’t read about in school textbooks.