‘Duck Dynasty’ Cast ‘Ready to Move On’ After Controversy
The 'Duck Dynasty' family are ready to focus on the future. The Robertsons, who became a mainstay in the media spotlight after father Phil Robertson made several controversial comments about homosexuals and black people in GQ magazine, want to put the entire incident behind them.
“We’re just glad to get back to work. A&E and us are fine,” Willie Robertson tells Fox News. “The Robertsons, we are looking forward to getting back to making some funny shows and it’s a new year, so we are ready to break in a new year and start it all over again.”
The network initially suspended the patriarch for his remarks, while hoping to keep the hit show on the air. But when their fans protested his removal from the show with both an online petition and a Facebook page, and the Robertson family hinted they would not continue filming the show without their beloved father, the network decided to remove his suspension.
“I think we all learned a lot," Willie adds of the incident. "We are just ready to move on and the family is happy and we are ready to go."
The Duck Dynasty clan released a holiday album, 'Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas,' last year, which included appearances by Luke Bryan, George Strait, Alison Krauss and Josh Turner. So far, none of the artists have publicly commented on the controversy.
The new season of 'Duck Dynasty' will premiere on A&E on Jan. 15 at 10PM ET.