Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has removed select products from its stores tied to the stars of the cable hit "Duck Dynasty."
the Lebanon, Tenn.-based restaurant company will continue to offer some
products from Duck Commander, the business run by the Robertson family
of the A&E show, they decided to remove certain products "which we
were concerned might offend some of our guests."
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family's patriarch Phil Robertson was suspended from the A&E
program earlier this week after he was quoted in a GQ article calling
homosexuality sinful behavior comparable to bestiality. The same article
also quoted him as saying he never saw mistreatment of blacks during
his pre-Civil Rights movement childhood.
has already been blasted by many of the show's fans and supporters, who
said the family should not be penalized for their religious beliefs.
Cracker Barrel said in a Facebook statement
that they will continue to evaluate the situation surrounding the
Robertsons as part of their regular evaluation of all products they
"We operate within the ideals of fairness, mutual respect
and equal treatment of all people," the statement read. "These ideals
are the core of our corporate culture."