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Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson reinstated after zero-day suspension

By Tom McCarthy, Guardian

A&E decided to reinstate patriarch of runaway hit series just one week after suspending him over controversial remarks

The length of an "indefinite" ban from filming for an outspoken star of the hit reality series Duck Dynasty has been revealed, and it is zero days.
 
The A&E Networks on Friday announced a decision to reinstate Phil Robertson, the patriarch of its runaway hit guns 'n' god series, just one week after suspending him for controversial remarks he made in a GQ interview.
 
Earlier this month, Robertson told GQ he thought "homosexual behavior" was sinful and led to bestiality. A&E promptly declared itself "extremely disappointed" with the viewpoint and said "the network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely."
 
Following a ratings-threatening backlash from hundreds of thousands of Duck Dynasty fans, A&E on Friday issued a groveling retraction of that stand.
 
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