“Duck Dynasty” Update: He’s baaaaack ….
A&E has reversed its earlier decision to suspend Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson for his anti-gay comments to GQ Magazine.
It seems pretty clear the network is basing its decisions on which way the wind is blowing. At first, the outrage so let’s suspend him. Then wait a minute, there’s backlash from his supporters who are making this about free speech. Okay, he’s not become a pariah, we can save our franchise.
I wrote about it yesterday over at Gay Star News. Hope on over to see what A&E has to say in defense of itself and what GLAAD has to say in response.
NOTE: I’m not going to post any useless “Why are we writing about this?” or “Just ignore him” comments. What is happening here says so much about the country in which we live in 2013.