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2157928 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2013-12-20 13:49:31.0 UTC 2013-12-20T08:49:31.000-05:00 true duck-dynasty-clan-says-no-phil-no-show published 2013-12-20 18:04:14.0 UTC 2013-12-20T13:04:14.000-05:00 Oh, it is on like Ducky Kong. the Duck Dynasty family issued a statement Thursday evening supporting patriarch Phil Robertson and throwing the future of their successful hit reality show into question. The family thanked fans for their support, and acknowledged that some of Phil Robertson's comments to a GQ reporter were "coarse" but "grounded in the teachings of the Bible." The family made it clear that it isn't happy about the cable channel's decision to put patriarch Phil Robertson, 67, on "indefinite" hiatus from filming after anti-gay remarks he made in the January issue of GQ that also pined for the days of Jim Crow laws when blacks were happy. The uproar has prompted a debate about free speech and the consequences of speaking freely when you are a public figure. "We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty." Season 5 of the series is set to debut Jan. 15. Filming has finished and Robertson is featured in the 10 episodes. The series regularly sets cable TV rating records for A&E. What I'm waiting for is a producer or editor on the show to reveal whether some of Robertson's "colorful" views have been expressed on film and edited out. If that turns out to be the case, the network would look pretty foolish for its statement issued earlier this week when it said: "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," the network said in a statement Wednesday. "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." If it turns out he has been open about this in the past and it was simply edited out to create the lovable family that sets record ratings, where does that leave A&E? Take our poll Far from just ducky Which side do you come down on in the 'Duck Dynasty' brouhaha? #StandWithPhil A&E made the right call Who cares? Cancel it! Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times Staff Writer media 25458983 'Duck Dynasty' family issues an ultimatum: No Phil, no show (w/video) 0 /resources/images/blogs-photo/2013/12/duckdynasty.jpg A&E /resources/images/blogs-photo/rendered/2013/12/duckdynasty_4col.jpg/resources/images/blogs-photo/rendered/2013/12/duckdynasty_8col.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/media/2013/12/20/1387548100-duck-dynasty-clan-says-no-phil-no-show BlogArticle Oh, it is on like Ducky Kong. the Duck Dynasty family issued a statement Thursday evening supporting patriarch Phil Robertson and throwing the future of their successful hit reality show into question.Sharon Kennedy Wynne 380132 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:50:12.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:50:12.000-04:00 sharon-kennedy-wynne published 2015-02-05 03:30:44.0 UTC 2015-02-04T22:30:44.000-05:00 Sharon Kennedy Wynne <p>Sharon Kennedy Wynne is a <i>Tampa Bay Times</i> writer and editor who focuses mostly on events and fun <a href="http://www.tampabay.com/things-to-do things">Things To Do</a>, but also veers off into stories of parenting on the <a href="http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/moms/">Whoa, Momma!</a> blog, as well as cool gadgets or whatever captures her short attention span. A lifelong St. Petersburg resident, she has been a journalist since 1988 and joined her hometown <i>Times</i> in 1994. She is married and has two sons.</p> Times Staff Writer writers DTI 35363998 Sharon Kennedy Wynne is a Tampa Bay Times writer and editor who focuses mostly on events and fun Things To Do, but also veers off into stories of parenting on the Whoa, Momma! blog, as well as cool gadgets or whatever captures her short attention span. A lifelong St. Petersburg resident, she has been a journalist since 1988 and joined her hometown Times in 1994. She is married and has two sons. <p>Phone: (727) 893-8595</p> <p>Email: <a href="mailto:wynne@tampabay.com">wynne@tampabay.com</a></p> <p>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/SharonKWn">@SharonKWn</a></p> <p>Blog: <a href="http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/moms/">Whoa, Momma!</a></p> 1 /resources/images/dti/2012/10/Wynne_Sharon_wp.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/35363998-sharon-kennedy-wynne AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:50:12.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:50:12.000-04:00 2289689 2016-08-16 16:40:50.0 UTC 2 Weeks Ago larry-wilmore-had-the-best-reaction-to-his-show-being-canceled-racism-is media Larry Wilmore had the best reaction to his show being canceled: 'Racism is solved' (w/video) BlogArticle 2290832 2016-08-24 21:32:44.0 UTC 5 Days Ago busch-gardens-new-baby-hyena-is-extremely-cute-for-now-wvideo media Busch Gardens' new baby hyena is extremely cute, for now (w/video) BlogArticle 2271347 2016-03-31 01:20:16.0 UTC 5 Months Ago gasparilla-international-film-festival-opens-with-eye-in-the-sky media Gasparilla International Film Festival opens with 'Eye in the Sky,' director Gavin Hood (w/video) BlogArticle <p>Oh, it is on like Ducky Kong. the <i>Duck Dynasty</i> family <a href="http://duckcommander.com/news/robertson-family-offical-statement">issued a statement </a>Thursday evening supporting patriarch Phil Robertson and throwing the future of their successful hit reality show into question.</p> <p>The family thanked fans for their support, and acknowledged that&nbsp; some of Phil Robertson's comments to a GQ reporter were &quot;coarse&quot; but &quot;grounded in the teachings of the Bible.&quot;&nbsp; The family made it clear that it isn't happy about the cable channel's decision to put patriarch Phil Robertson, 67, on &quot;indefinite&quot; hiatus from filming after anti-gay remarks he made in the January issue of GQ that also pined for the days of Jim Crow laws when blacks were happy. The uproar has prompted a debate about free speech and the consequences of speaking freely when you are a public figure.</p> <p>&quot;We have had a successful working relationship with A&amp;E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&amp;E to see what that means for the future of <i>Duck Dynasty</i>.&quot;<br /><br />Season 5 of the series is set to debut Jan. 15. Filming has finished and Robertson is featured in the 10 episodes. The series regularly sets cable TV rating records for A&amp;E.</p> <p>What I'm waiting for is a producer or editor on the show to reveal whether some of Robertson's &quot;colorful&quot; views have been expressed on film and edited out. If that turns out to be the case, the network would look pretty foolish for its statement issued earlier this week when it said:&nbsp; &quot;We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson's comments in <i>GQ</i>, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series <i>Duck Dynasty,</i>&quot; the network said in a statement Wednesday. &quot;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.&quot;</p> <p>If it turns out he has been open about this in the past and it was simply edited out to create the lovable family that sets record ratings, where does that leave A&amp;E?</p> <p><b>Take our poll</b></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <form onsubmit="window.open('http://www.tampabay.com/components/content/polls/legacyresults', 'newWindow', 'scrollbars=0,height=515,width=650');" target="newWindow" type="external" action="http://www.tampabay.com/components/content/polls/legacyresults" method="post"> <input name="pollId" value="1709" type="hidden" /> <span style="font-family:Verdana, Arial; font-weight:bold; font-size:11px;">Far from just ducky</span> <br /> <span style="font-family:Verdana, Arial;font-size:11px;">Which side do you come down on in the 'Duck Dynasty' brouhaha?</span> <br /> <input name="polloptionid" value="7155" type="radio" /> <span style="font-family:Verdana, Arial; font-size:11px;">#StandWithPhil</span> <br /> <input name="polloptionid" value="7157" type="radio" /> <span style="font-family:Verdana, Arial; font-size:11px;">A&amp;E made the right call</span> <br /> <input name="polloptionid" value="7159" type="radio" /> <span style="font-family:Verdana, Arial; font-size:11px;">Who cares? Cancel it!</span> <br /> <input value="submit" name="submit" type="submit" /> </form>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:55:42