Thursday, June 12, 2014

Duck Dynasty Producer Finally Breaks Silence On Phil Robertson Controversy

Taking part in a recent Reality Roundtable event hosted by The Hollywood Reporter, Deirdre Gurney weighed in on a controversy that rocked the hit series she produces.

(Western Journalism) Last year, Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson made some Bible-based statements regarding homosexuality that some found offensive. As a result, A&E moved to suspend the Robertson family patriarch until backlash from outraged fans led to a reversal of that decision.

Gurney explained that the network’s push to kick Robertson off of the show had nothing to do with the role she plays within the series' production company.

"I don’t think anyone expected it to be that kind of a reaction and get that much attention," she noted; "so no one was prepared with what this really meant, what to say."

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