A&E's suspension of "Duck Dynasty" star upsets some fans, politicians

12/19/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A&E's suspension of "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson, due to homophobic remarks made in a GQ article, is being criticized by thousands of his backers on Facebook and social media sites, as well as some Republican politicians, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Meanwhile, LGBT rights group GLAAD called Robertson's quotes "vile and extreme" and asked advertisers to review whether they want to be linked to the show.

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