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Robertson out after gay comments

3 years 5 months 1 week ago December 18, 2013 Dec 18, 2013 Wednesday, December 18 2013 December 18, 2013 6:13 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

WEST MONROE, La.- Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has apparently been yanked off the popular TV show after comments he made that were anti-gay.

The network told Entertainment Weekly Robertson is off the hit show for the time being.

EW posted on its website the full statement from the network, which read: "We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson's comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely."

The rest of his family will continue on the reality series, EW reported late Wednesday.

The change comes after Robertson said in an interview with the lifestyle magazine that being gay was a sin and compared same-sex relationships with bestiality.

The TV show follows the cast of characters in north Louisiana who make a living building duck calls.  Wednesday evening, Robertson was still listed as a cast member on the show's website.
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