‘Duck Dynasty’ star returns to show after being suspended over controversial comments

Posted on: 4:46 pm, December 27, 2013, by , updated on: 08:59pm, December 27, 2013

Phil Robertson

After a tumultuous couple of weeks, Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the hit A&E reality show ‘Duck Dynasty’ is back on the show following an indefinite suspensions.

Robertson came under fire after an interview with GQ Magazine in which he made controversial statements about gays.

The network tells The Hollywood Reporter Robertson will be part of the show when the new season begins taping in the Spring.

Here is part of the statement given to The Hollywood Reporter by A&E

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.”

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