A&E broke its silence on Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson’s anti-gay comments late Wednesday.
The cable network announced Robertson is off the hit show for the time being.
The network issued the following statement to EW: “We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”
An A&E spokesperson confirmed this statement means exactly what it says: Robertson is off the show for an as-yet-undetermined period of time. The rest of his family will continue on the reality series.
In the GQ interview published this morning Robertson called homosexuality illogical and loosely cited Bible scripture to compare homosexuality to bestiality, adultery and prostitution.