A&E Places ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star on Indefinite Hiatus Over Anti-Gay Remarks

Following his ugly remarks about gay people in an interview with GQ, A&E Networks has placed Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson on an indefinite hiatus, GLAAD reports.

P_robertsonSaid A&E in a statement:

"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."

Said GLAAD's Wilson Cruz:

“What’s clear is that such hateful anti-gay comments are unacceptable to fans, viewers, and networks alike. By taking quick action and removing Robertson from future filming, A&E has sent a strong message that discrimination is neither a Christian nor an American value."