Cracker Barrel Pulls About Face on ‘Duck Dynasty’ Merchandise

After fan complaints, restaurant chain reverses its decision to pull items from shelves

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Less than two days after a Southern restaurant chain pledged to pull Duck Dynasty merchandise from its shelves, the company is reversing course, ABC News reports.

In a Facebook post, Cracker Barrel — the first major retailer to take a stance on Phil Roberston’s controversial statements — said it would continue to sell some Duck Commander merchandise but would continue to evaluate the products.

“When we made the decision to remove and evaluate certain Duck Dynasty items, we offended many of our loyal customers. Our intent was to avoid offending, but that’s just what we’ve done,” the company wrote in a Facebook post.

Earlier this week, the 67-year-old was suspended from his family’s hit A&E reality show after making anti-gay comments likening homosexuality to terrorism and bestiality in a print interview with GQ magazine.

[ABC News]