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Cracker Barrel removes 'Duck Dynasty' merch from stores, 'might offend'

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Cracker Barrel, a chain restaurant based in Tennessee known for country food, has removed certain “Duck Dynasty” merchandise products , according to a Dec. 21 report in Variety. The popular reality show’s Phil Robertson made a stir when racially charged and anti-gay remarks were made public from a recent GQ interview.

Cracker Barrel announced via their Facebook page that they would not be carrying some kinds of “Duck Dynasty” merchandise that could possibly offend some of their millions of customers. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store may have removed the items with Phil Robertson’s likeness due to the massive media and Internet reaction to the reality star’s comments.

Cracker Barrel’s mission is Pleasing People. We operate within the ideals of fairness, mutual respect and equal treatment of all people … We continue to offer Duck Commander products in our stores. We removed selected products which we were concerned might offend some of our guests while we evaluate the situation. We continually evaluate the products we offer and will continue to do so,” wrote Cracker Barrel.

Phil Robertson was suspended by A&E for his comments made in the GQ interview. Recent reports have revealed that A&E will air new episodes of “Duck Dynasty”, despite the outrage of many fans of the hit reality show.

Jep Robertson, another star on “Duck Dynasty”, acknowledged the controversy surrounding Phil Robertson. He also stated that the entire “Duck Dynasty” cast had many supporters at a charity 5k running event, which was raising money for Shiners Hospitals for Children.

We’ve had kind of a crazy week back home … We’ve gotten a lot of support. We really appreciate it,” Jeb said, according to a report in AccessAtlanta.

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