A&E has lifted its temporary suspension of Phil Robertson from "Duck Dynasty" following controversial remarks the reality television star gave in an interview with GQ magazine. Put on "hiatus" since Dec. 18, Robertson's nearly ten day suspension will have no effect on the show's fifth season , according to The Hollywood Reporter. In a statement provided to THR, A&E said it reacted quickly to Robertson's statements but made clear to separate one man's personal views from an entire franchise. A petition to have Robertson brought back , with the hashtag of #IStandWithPhil, had received nearly 260,000 signatures. Here's part of the statement from A&E: "We at A+E Networks expressed our disappointment with his statements in the article, and reiterate that they are not views we hold. But ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Business Insider
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