A&E CAVES: PHIL ROBERTSON BACK ON 'DUCK DYNASTY' -- H'WOOD REPORTER—
MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) December 27, 2013
Agree with Phil or not, this is how you deal with bullies like @glaad and the rest: No Apology. Bullies hate that. hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/a-e-…—
Yes, Nick Searcy! (@yesnicksearcy) December 27, 2013
A&E stmnt just released: "A&E has decided to resume filming Duck Dynasty later this spring with the entire Robertson family."—
Sarah Huisenga (@Sarah_CBS) December 27, 2013
Per A&E statement, network "has decided to resume filming Duck Dynasty later this spring with the entire Robertson family."—
Andrea Morabito (@andreamorabito) December 27, 2013
Wise decision, A&E. In the future, try not to bite the hand that feeds you.
A&E caves. They deeply regret the affect on their bottom line and look forward to recouping losses.—
Phelony Jones (@phelony_jones) December 27, 2013
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.
From A&E’s official statement:
But Duck Dynasty is not a show about one man’s views. It resonates with a large audience because it is a show about family… a family that America has come to love. As you might have seen in many episodes, they come together to reflect and pray for unity, tolerance and forgiveness. These are three values that we at A+E Networks also feel strongly about.
So 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.
We will also 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.
“Tolerance”? Uh-oh …