The Daily Mail reports that people are flocking to support Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson after the network, A&E, placed him on indefinite suspension from the hit show after executives at the network took issue with remarks he made in an interview with men's magazine, GQ. A network publicist accompanied him to the interview, but was not present when he made the remarks, called ‘homophobic' by some. Still, Robertson's views were well-known to the network and their censure seems likely to be designed to garner media attention and pander to a tiny vocal leftist minority.
Indeed, a consumer backlash over the suspension has driven massive sales of Duck Dynasty branded merchandise at Walmart in support of the Robertsons.
Walmart announced at their annual shareholders meeting that the best-selling item of apparel for both men and women this year was the reality show's T-shirt, according to Forbes
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Source: Daily Mail