‘Duck Dynasty’ Empire May Start to Crumble Before Their Eyes But Read This First [UPDATE]
UPDATE on Dec. 22, 2013:
Well, Paula Deen might be able to give them some advice but then again maybe not. These celebrities slash racists acting folks need to learn a lesson that they just can’t do what they would in the 40’s and 50’s.
Here’s the latest on the recent support for Duck Dynasty and their products. Though we believe they will still crumble in the end, one restaurant that is called racist has made news.
The Blaze has reported that a restaurant famous for discriminating on their black customers in the past have done something pretty constructive but then took it back.
On Friday, the chain reacted to the growing controversy around “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson’s comments on homosexuality by removing some products from their stores. Then, Cracker Barrel announced Sunday they have reversed their decision and THEY WILL NOT remove select “Duck Dynasty” products from their stores.
Dear Cracker Barrel Customer:
When we made the decision to remove and evaluate certain Duck Dynasty items, we offended many of our loyal customers. Our intent was to avoid offending, but that’s just what we’ve done.
You told us we made a mistake. And, you weren’t shy about it. You wrote, you called and you took to social media to express your thoughts and feelings. You flat out told us we were wrong.
Today, we are putting all our Duck Dynasty products back in our stores.
And, we apologize for offending you.
We respect all individuals right to express their beliefs. We certainly did not mean to have anyone think different.
We sincerely hope you will continue to be part of our Cracker Barrel family.
We think they reversed their decision because some of the comments had to do with blacks too. We can’t forget that the Klan hates gays and blacks. Concerning them, this is not about upholding free speech and the bible. These radicals just hate. Period!!
Read below the previous post on the subject:
Will ‘Duck Dynasty’ and Phil Robertson’s Comments Cost Their Empire $200 Million without Walmart?
We knew this situation would smell just like the very recent downfall of popular cook Paula Deen. She lost millions in endorsements from the Food Network and several retail partners who sold her products. Well, here we are again with another person who thought he could speak rudely about people and get away with it.
We know that people are going to say he spoke correctly about his biblical views but if he can’t speak it in love and not mockery, then he defeats the purpose of speaking on behalf of God’s word. He has to be direct in his views, yes, but not making mockery and using vile words. This never gets people to Christ. In many cases, it pushes sinners away from the church. It should never sound like bashing and hatred. That’s the world not Christ. Also, no one could possible believe he thought Black slaves were happy and never mistreated. That is ludicrous.
Now back to the update. News reports from The Daily News state Phil Robertson’s comments about homosexuality and blacks could cost him the biggest merchandising deal of the Duck Dynasty empire. Forbes magazine says the Robertson’s image and empire are worth $400 million. The report states Walmart sales are worth about half of that amount.
The Daily News says: “Walmarts sells a huge array of Duck Dynasty merchandise- from T-shirts to camo bedding, posters, watches, toy trucks, camo chairs, clothing, jewellery and even bottle openers.”
The report does not say that Walmart is dumping Duck Dynasty but it is suggesting that Walmart will have to make a big decision soon in regards to the controversy that follows duck callers. As fans are flocking Walmart stores all over the country to stock up on what they believe will be collector’s items, some of them may not know that they are support A&E make even more money. One fan stated on twitter that A&E may have suspended Phil Robertson’s indefinitely and the show soon, but they own allegedly own the merchandise being sold at the stores. We have not been able to confirm this but that is another issue at hand for another report.
We will keep you posted if and when this occurs.