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A&E ducks controversy, reinstates Phil Robertson

3 years 5 months 3 weeks ago December 27, 2013 Dec 27, 2013 Friday, December 27 2013 December 27, 2013 9:39 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

MONROE - Phil Robertson is staying put.

In a statement Friday, A&E said it decided to bring Robertson back after discussions with the Robertson family and "numerous advocacy groups."

This comes less than two weeks after his anti-gay comments prompted the network to suspend him indefinitely. It created backlash among fans who pushed for the network to reinstate him.

Governor Jindal applauded A&E's decision to reinstate Robertson. In a statement he said, "I am glad to hear that the folks at A&E came to their senses and recognized that tolerance of religious views is more important than political correctness. Today is a good day for the freedoms of speech and religious liberty."

The TV show follows the cast of characters in north Louisiana who make a living building duck calls.


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