Phil Robertson to return to the cast of ‘Duck Dynasty’
Less than two weeks after his suspension from A&E’s hit show “Duck Dynasty” for anti-gay remarks, Phil Robertson has been welcomed back to the cast, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
A&E announced an indefinite suspension for Robertson on Dec. 18 following controversial anti-gay remarks he made in an interview with GQ Magazine.
Robertson was quoted in the magazine, saying, “Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong… Sin becomes fine. Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”
Following his suspension, many spoke out both for and against Robertson. An online position to reinstate him on the show garnered over 250,000 signatures.
An A&E statement released to The Hollywood Reporter said, in part, “… after discussions with the Robertson family, as well as consulting with numerous advocacy groups, A&E has decided to resume filming Duck Dynasty later this spring with the entire Robertson family.”
Season five of the show is slotted to begin on Jan. 15, 2014.
Read more: The Hollywood Reporter