Duck Dynasty Family ‘Glad to be Back to Work’ After Controversy

In a New Year’s Eve interview, Willie Robertson said the family is ready to move on after his father was suspended from the show over comments he made about gays and blacks

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Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson, 41, told Fox News Tuesday night that his family was looking forward to moving on after his father was temporarily booted from the show over comments he made disparaging gays and minimizing racial segregation.

“We’re just glad to be back to work. A&E and us are fine,” Robertson said on Fox News’s “All-American New Year” program. “It’s a new year. We’re ready to break in the new year and start all over again.”

Robertson’s father, Phil Robertson, was suspended from the show after his statements linking homosexuality with bestiality and sin, and suggesting that blacks were not unhappy in the segregated American South, were quoted in the January issue of GQ Magazine. After the interview was published, Phil stood by his comments, refusing to apologize. Groups including Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, and the NAACP criticized the comments. A&E issued a statement distancing the network from Phil’s beliefs and suspended him from the show indefinitely. He was reinstated Friday after nine days.

“You know we are ready to move on,” Willie Robertson told Fox. “I think we all learned a lot and we are just ready to move on and the family is happy and we are ready to go.”

[Fox News]

9 comments
jackflashjohnson
jackflashjohnson

Phil Robertson, Alec Baldwin or Martin Bashir who has the freedom of speech? Does 
it matter if you are a bible thumping conservative like Phil Robertson or a Marxis liberal

like Alec Baldwin or Martin Bashir .

Hockeyman91
Hockeyman91

I agree with Phil  I don't like gay people and I don't like being around them its a sin God said a man and a woman not a man and man or a woman and a woman.


MikeProteau
MikeProteau

What the duck! Where do these quacks get the idea that they can say what they want? Drake Obama and hen Michelle need to fly in and take stock of all media so that only reasonable, uplifting and progressive programing is allowed for our ducklings and as a collective brace we can all migrate forward. Duckaly I think this message is really taking heed. My hope is that as a nest we can get the flocks out of the paws of the gun owners and then the remaining paddling will be safe under to loving wings of drake Obama, who is far from a lame duck because he will command everyone how to love dear leader after he dissolves the two wings to become King Drake forever. Happy ducking New Year to all. I have soap products made the old fashioned way so that you can wash your ducklings mouths safely, just contact me at mikeproteau@hotmail.com  

anonyman256
anonyman256

I called my cable company and asked them to remove A&E from my package. They said they couldn't do that. So, I just dumped my cable package and got a different one that doesn't include A&E, which actually turned out to be cheaper, and has more stuff that I actually watch.

HankRodgers
HankRodgers

The intelligent details that should always be reported by any decent news reporting, should always go into the MONEY; I. e. "follow the money", that is where most stories begin and end. How much are they paid, what are the "contingencies", etc., what does their contract(s) call for, etc., etc.? Then, what are they told to "do" by those directing them, and who are THOSE people. That is what we should know of every "business", from the Fortune 500 to the neighborhood grocery. That is where we, ignorant, people could really learn something of value.

Sandyone
Sandyone

The intelligent people are fleeing from the GOP/TEA, thus in the future the remaining 99.9% of Republicans will not believe in evolution or science. Texas text books will be their only educational source. The world will once again be flat and the sun will revolve around the earth. Robertson will still be busy explaining his vulgar ideas about 15 year old girls. So be it

CarlLegg
CarlLegg

Nothing a few million won't cure. We're all fine again. Move along now.

YottoOtto
YottoOtto

@MikeProteau  You know, there is such a thing called "lying by omission." I find it fascinating that this article completely fails to mention the fact that A&E reversed their decision as a result of millions of Christians mobilizing against them - signing petitions with over a quarter million signatures in a matter of days demanding that Phil be reinstated, and calling for a boycott against A&E for firing Phil due to his religious beliefs (which is illegal, by the way). It was all of the aforementioned pressure by millions of Duck Dynasty fans that forced A&E to back down and reverse their suspension. 


Again, very telling that the author of this article made no mention of any of that. Lying by omission makes the author of this article look guilty of pushing an agenda, rather than truly trying to inform the public.