It looks like A&E was possibly planning all along to scale back or stop the overtly Christian theme of Duck Dynasty and the outspoken about his beliefs, Phil Robertson. However, A&E’s ignorant decision to cut Phil from the most popular cable show of all time may hit their network much harder than they would have anticipated as they have ignited a huge firestorm with this move.
Read more below from the Daily Mail:
Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson and his family believe they have been ‘hung out to dry’ by TV network A&E after he was suspended for homophobic comments made in a magazine interview, MailOnline can reveal.
Sources within the close-knit Louisiana clan say they are convinced A&E are manipulating the controversial situation to bring them – and particularly Robertson – back into line after Television executives grew tired of the family pushing their deeply-held, Christian beliefs.
They also think the network could have done something to stop the controversial GQ article being made public, because an A&E representative was present during the interview with patriarch, Roberston, 67.
A source close to the family, who asked not to be named, told MailOnline: ‘You have to ask yourself, why this interview happened and why it ever became public. Someone from A&E was there and was aware of the kind of answers Phil was giving.