GLAAD: Decision to Reinstate “Duck Dynasty” Star About ‘Profits’


15  Updated at 12:29 pm, December 28th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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A&E Television(NEW YORK) —  A&E’s decision to reinstate Phil Robertson on Duck Dynasty shows the network has “chosen profits over African American and gay people,” the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) said on Saturday.

“Phil Robertson should look African American and gay people in the eyes and hear about the hurtful impact of praising Jim Crow laws and comparing gay people to terrorists,” GLAAD said in a statement. “If dialogue with Phil is not part of next steps then A+E has chosen profits over African American and gay people — especially its employees and viewers.”

Roberts was suspended from the hit show after he gave an interview with GQ Magazine in which he made anti-gay comments and said he didn’t see black people suffering inequality before the civil rights movement. On Friday, the network released a statement saying he would return to the show in 2014.

“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,” the release stated.

In a statement to Fox News, the family said they were “excited to keep making a quality TV show.”

“We will continue to represent our faith and values in the most positive way through Duck Dynasty and our many projects that we are currently working on,” they said in the statement. “The outpouring of support and prayer has encouraged and emboldened us greatly.”

A&E said the network would “use this moment to launch a national public service campaign (PSA) 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. These PSAs will air across our entire portfolio.”

The Duck Dynasty patriarch, 67, was suspended more than a week ago, after said he believed homosexuality to be a sin and that he never saw the mistreatment of any black person growing up in Louisiana before the civil rights era.

Robertson later defended his comments and said all he did was quote from the Bible and that he would “not give or back off from my path.”

Fans of the show created an online petition to get Robertson back on Duck Dynasty. As of Saturday morning, 262,830 had signed the petition.

A&E explained the decision to bring Robertson back, saying that Duck Dynasty is not a show about one man’s views — Robertson’s — and that “it resonates with a large audience because it is a show about family … a family that America has come to love … they come together to reflect and pray for unity, tolerance and forgiveness.”

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  • DaCoachK

    Well, of course the decision was about profit.Duh. They are company in pursuit of ratings and profit, not social justice for perverts and Left-Wing-Kooks.

    • Homosexuals desire their own extinction and the Muslim animals are more than willing to give it them… I simply have no cause to interfere in the conflict between these devils.

      Judaic Bolshevist Mammonism (Baphomet) is just as much of a devil as Mahomet.

      The Golden Calf has grown up to be a hollow Bronze Bull.

      The Synagogue of Sodomy and Church of the Stinky Donut Hole will not tolerate blasphemy of their false religious fággotry.

      These false prophet ecclesiastics would have men believe that taking sides in the conflicts between devils is the path to Salvation.

  • ML NJ

    It about morality fools. There’s a lot more of folks that believes that it be an abomination for a man to lie with a man as a man lies with a woman, than you or your disestablishment friends might be able to comprehend.

  • Liberal Bob

    I don’t think it’s about profits I think it is about you not getting your way. It’s about normal people not bowing your will and allowing you to go forward with your agenda. It’s about removing the stigma of being a pervert and masking yourself as being normal.

  • Wisdom

    Does anyone still give a crap what GLAAD thinks?

    • $84604983

      They want to force us to think a certain way

  • robo14

    Homosexuals have become fascist pigs who seek to punish and bully anyone who refuses to genuflect to their strange lifestyle.

    • Judaic Bolshevist Mammonism (Baphomet) is just as much of a devil as Mahomet.

      The Golden Calf has grown up to be a hollow Bronze Bull.

      The Synagogue of Sodomy and Church of the Stinky Donut Hole will not tolerate blasphemy of their false religious fággotry.

  • Zach Smith

    Ya think?

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  • Patriot_ll

    Listen up GLAAD. Knock it off already. We know your panties are in a bunch. But your whining like spoiled child shows how two faced you are. Try being tolerant as you demand other to be. Dry the tears now it’s alright.

    • $84604983

      And don’t forget to feed your gerbils…

  • Asok Asus

    “GLAAD: Decision to Reinstate “Duck Dynasty” Star About ‘Profits’”

    Nasty ol’ profits? As Dave Hester would say: “YUP!”

  • Heterosexist

    When groups of homosexuals that are worried about being defamed try to influence business and politics, it is about profits. A&E and their advertisers want the homosexuals’ money, so the homosexuals act like they’ll withhold it unless they win. Of course, given that they are homosexuals, they lose either way..

  • $84604983

    And glaad wanted to take the profits away to bully a&e to take the show off. Hey glaad…this is a capitalist society and we’re sick of you being big bully babies every time somebody says something you decide is wrong. Get lost.