Cracker Barrel Announces Removal of Some Duck Dynasty Merchandise
Restaurant chain Cracker Barrel posted Friday night on its Facebook page that it would no longer carry some Duck Dynasty merchandise after Phil Robertson, of the "Duck Commander" company and family, was suspended from the show.
The statement reads:
Cracker Barrel’s mission is Pleasing People. We operate within the ideals of fairness, mutual respect and equal treatment of all people. These ideals are the core of our corporate culture.
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. [emphasis added]
Cable network A&E suspended Robertson Friday over comments made during a GQ interview which progressives have perceived as anti-gay. After Robertson's suspension, A&E and the pro-gay media watchdog GLAAD have faced an overwhelming backlash from the public, and the show's future is in doubt.