Reported Tonight on Phil Valentine Show 99.7 FM That Cracker Barrel Restaurants Pulling Phil Robertson’s Duck Dynasty Merchandise off Shelves … Cracker Barrel Makes It Official (UPDATE: Cracker Barrel Reverses Decision)
It was reported tonight on the Phil Valentine Radio Show, on Super Talk 99.7, WTN-FM, that Cracker Barrel restaurants in Alabama and Tennessee were pulling Phil Robertson merchandise off their shelves. According to accounts and eye witnesses that were at Cracker Barrels and had contacted them, the edict supposedly came from corporate. According to what was being reported, it was only merchandise with Phil’s likeness, not all ‘Duck Dynasty’ merch.
If this proves to be true that Cracker Barrel actually took it upon themselves to pull the merchandise, they are going to feel the wrath of their customers as it would appear they do not know who their customer truly is.
Rather interesting that the Duck Dynasty merchandise sells out at Walmart, yet Cracker Barrel takes a different approach.
Have received many text messages & emails of merchandise being pulled from many stores by individuals calling CB’s and actually going to them.
UPDATE I: Cracker Barrel finally makes it official, even though the cat was out of the bag and reported here at Scared Monkeys long before the $hit hit the fan and Cracker Barrel restaurants were being flooded with calls. It would appear that CB only believes in equal treatment of certain people. Let the BOYCOTT BEGIN …
UPDATE II: The story turns out to be true and guess who had it way before many of the big boys? Many tweets can be read at Twitchy.
UPDATE III: GLAAD thinks they got blow back and a backlash in response to their intolerant actions, Cracker Barrel is about to get whacked themselves for their PC nonsense and catering to the intolerant gay activist community.
I guess it is pretty obvious that Cracker Barrel has no idea who their customer is. Just a hint to the suits at Cracker Barrel … it ain’t GLAAD!!! Have you taken a look at your Facebook page comments. I am not sure if I saw any that said, good for you, we plan on eating there more. Looks like the Cracker Barrel crowd will stop eating Uncle Herschel’s Favorite and … EAT MOR CHICKEN.
Here are just a few of the Duck Dynasty and free speech comments from the CB Facebook:
- Jody Dixon After you are done removing the selected products, go ahead and remove a bunch of tables and chairs……you won’t be needing them any more.
- Lynette Boullion Dischler EAT AT CHICK-FIL A! THEY DID NOT BOW DOWN TO THE gaystapo!
- Randy Culp I’m offended by your removal of any Duck Commander products. I’ve given you my business for many years now but I’m not under any contract that requires me to continue. If you knuckle under to these groups that don’t stand for any of my values, I will never darken your door again. I’m fed up with 2% of the population controlling everything in our freakin’ country
- Tina Leigh Morris I will boycott Cracker Barrel until a full apology is offered for even getting involved!!! NONE if their merchandise is offensive!!! Cracker Barrel is just realizing they made A HUGE MISTAKE!!!
- Lynette Boullion Dischler The irony is glaad and a&e did not respect Phil Robertsons religious beliefs. You condone censorship. Please tell me on what planet could Duck Dynasty products offend ANYONE? Bobble Heads and Camo shirs? You knew of his beliefs when you made money off of them to begin with. YOU ARE HYPOCRITES
- Jamey Mills Was getting ready to spend 200.00 on gift cards for my employees but not now. I might add that I am offended that you removed some items so does that count for anything.
- Joann Andrews Well while you are evaluating this “Problem” I will be eating across the street….. I stand on the Bible, along with the Robertson family.. My freedom…
- Mark Owens Dear Cracker Barrel, you have grossly misjudged your consumer base. I support Duck Commander products in support of the Robertson’s, obviously your decision making is based on A&E’s position. I will no longer eat at CB’s if your gonna be biased and judge people for who they want to be and not by what a corporation or PC leftists want them to be!
UPDATE IV: To the Gateway Pundit, thanks for the link … Today, Jim Hofts and Missouri Patriots were holding Missouri politicians feet to the fire and demanding answers and apologies for their lies on Obamacare.
To my long-time bud .. Jim, GET WELL!!! God Bless You!!!
UPDATE V: Glad ABC could finally report on 12/23/13 that Cracker Barrel was pulling Phil Robertson Merchandise off their shelves.
UPDATE V: VICTORY ... CRACKER BARREL REVERSES DECISION AND PUTS ALL DUCK DYNASTY MERCH BACK ON THE SHELVES!!!
SUPPORT PHIL ROBERTSON & DUCK DYNASTY … Sign the A&E Boycott … Get Ready for a Chick-Fil-A Boycott Response on Steroids!!!
DUCK, DUCK …
A&E really stepped in it by their knee-jerk reaction to the pressures for gay activist groups like GLAAD. The permanent suspension of Robertson family patriarch Phil Roberson for basically espousing his US Constitutionally protected free speech and religious beliefs may just be more than many are willing to take lightly. In many respects this is not a case of one’s religious beliefs, it is greater than that … it is a free speech issue that affects even those who may not have the same beliefs as Phil Robertson. This situation reeks of the Gay activists attack on Chick Fil-A when CEO Dan Cathy was attached for his free speech as well. Hmm, how did that support turn out for Chick-Fil-A? I will say that the support for Duck Dynasty will look like Chick Fil A on steroids.
Governor Jindal said, “Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana. The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with. I don’t agree with quite a bit of stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV. In fact, come to think of it, I find a good bit of it offensive. But I also acknowledge that this is a free country and everyone is entitled to express their views. In fact, I remember when TV networks believed in the First Amendment. It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended “
Several prominent conservatives have expressed their support for “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson following his suspension by A&E for making controversial remarks about homosexuals.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin posted a picture of herself with Robertson and his family on Facebook Wednesday night. The caption reads: “Free speech is an endangered species. Those ‘intolerants’ hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us.”
EXIT QUESTION … Wonder how incumbent Louisiana Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu is feeling right about now? In the past we have had the voting blocks of Soccer moms, NASCAR and now we have the Duck Dynasty voters.
Official Statement from Robertson Family Regarding A&E’s Suspension of Phil Robertson … ‘We Cannot Imagine the Show’ Without Phil Robertson
‘Duck Dynasty’ Family: ‘We Cannot Imagine the Show’ Without Phil Robertson …
So what is the state of affairs of the reality TV show ‘Duck Dynasty’ going forward on A&E following their knee-jerk reaction to suspend family patriarch Phil Robertson indefinitely for stating his Constitutionally protected freedom of speech and region as a result of pressure from gay activist groups? The family makes it very well known that are about God and family first and foremost which would signal that the future of the show continuing on A&E without Phil is nil.
The Robertson Family Official Statement from Duck Commander.com:
We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E’s decision. We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word. While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Phil would never incite or encourage hate. We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right. 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. Again, thank you for your continued support of our family.
Check this out, not only did sponsor Skyjacker pledge their support to Phil and the Robertson family and that they would stay with ‘Duck Dynasty,’ but according to TMZ, so is main sponsor Under Armour (UA).
The company adds, “We are obviously aware of the situation. And his comments are not indicative of Under Armour’s views.”
UA insists the company is committed to treating all people equally and with respect … even if Phil isn’t.
Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson on Indefinite Leave Afrter Following His Remarks on Homosexuality (Update: Phil Robertson Statement – ‘I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me’.)
Freedom of Speech & Religion is dead at ‘A&E” … GOOD GRIEF A&E, LET THEM BE!!!
Duck Dynasty is a huge success and loved by so many, but the show may be going the way of the Do-Do bird. A&E has placed Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson on indefinite leave after he dare speak the truth of his religious beliefs in an interview with GQ Magazine. So once again we see that a network does not believe in freedom of speech or freedom of religion for an individual to make comments on his own time that had nothing to do with the show, Duck Dynasty. The comments that got Phil Robertson in trouble:
“It seems like, to me, a vagina – as a man – would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me,” Robertson stated. “I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”
Hat Tip: The Drudge Report
It didn’t take long for the LEFT, GLAAD and LGBT community to go after their scalp.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
A note to A&E, Phil Robertson did not say that his comments or beliefs were that of A&E. So much for tolerance at A&E. The reason why 9 million people watch Duck Dynasty is because these folks are common, folksy people that many can relate to and are real. They are not a train wreck like most all reality shows. How shameful that A&E be pressured by GLAAD.
A&E has placed Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson on indefinite hiatus following anti-gay remarks he made in a recent profile in GQ.
“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,” A&E said in a statement. “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.”
The news comes after Robertson compared homosexuality to bestiality in an interview with the magazine. He’ll likely appear in season four, which bows Jan. 15, since production is largely wrapped.
“It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus,” Robertson says in the January issue of the men’s magazine. “That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”
Weasel Zippers adds, Phil Robertson said, “It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me.” So true … and I would add that probably 99% of the men that watch Duck Dynasty probably feel the same.
UPDATE I: A&E released this statement from Phil Robertson addressing the controversy:
“I myself am a product of the 60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the Bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together. However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.” Beyond that.
UPDATE II: Just another case of MEDIA BIAS.
Many people have argued over the years, in the face of the obvious evidence, that the media cannot be systematically biased to the Left because it would not make business sense to spurn more than half the population as customers. However, the recent decision by A&E to fire its biggest and most lucrative TV star because it is more concerned about catering to homosexuals than making money vividly demonstrates that politics and propaganda are more important to the media companies than making a profit:
FEAR THE BEARD!!!
A&E best be very careful as a backlash boycott and protest of the network and their sponsors by the 9 million viewers of Duck Dynasty could be right around the corner. A&E might want to “Fear the Beard,” this down home, country family is more popular than A&E.
UPDATE III: Sarah Palin blasts A&E for their suspension of Phil Robertson; Declares free speech ‘endangered species.’