Phil Robertson Will Return to ‘Duck Dynasty’ Episodes in January
So at A&E, a “suspension” means he still remains in the re-runs, then returns in the new shows. What was it he was “suspended” from again?
It looks like Phil Robertson’s suspension from “Duck Dynasty” may be just for show. Entertainment Weekly learned that on Jan. 15, A&E will begin airing new episodes of the show that include scenes featuring the “Dynasty” patriarch.
“The network also hopes the media and fan furor will cool down over the holidays and that tensions over shooting future episodes can then be resolved,” Entertainment Weekly reports. “There’s no negotiation to have; we’re doing the show,” an inside source told them.
A&E suspended Robertson over anti-gay remarks he made in a GQ profile. The duck hunter-turned-TV star compared homosexuality to bestiality and also said, “It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus.” Robertson responded to backlash about his comments by saying, “I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me.”