Duck Dynasty family: ‘We all learned a lot’ from homophobia controversy

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The son and wife of Phil Robertson, US TV star who came under fire for homophobia recently, have both said they “learned a lot” from the ordeal.

The reality star was recently suspended from his TV show Duck Dynasty after making controversial anti-gay comments, and comments about African Americans in an interview with GQ magazine, was on Friday reinstated.

Interviewed for the January issue of GQ, Robertson said he could not understand why a man would choose to sleep with another man, instead of a woman.

“There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying?” he said. “But hey, sin: it’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical”.

Willie Robetson, Phil’s son, said: “We’re ready to move on. I think we all learned a lot. We’re just ready to move on, and the family’s happy and ready to go.”

“I’m just glad the family’s all together,” added Phil’s wife, Korie. “The best thing about (“Duck Dynasty”) is we get to do it together as a family, and the fact we get to continue to do that? We’re all happy happy happy!”

“We just try to stick together, have fun, laugh at ourselves, forgive each other,” she continued. “Hopefully, we can spread that message, and I think as a country, if we come back to that a little bit, maybe we’ll have a great 2014.”

Willie insisted that there were no hard feelings between A&E Network, which suspended Phil, and that the family was just happy to be back at work.

GLAAD has responded to the decision to reinstate Robertson to warn against choosing ratings over gay and African American viewers.

US Baptist minister Jesse Jackson also spoke out to say that, despite being reinstated by his network, Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson should be “more repentant and contrite”.

In a video which reemerged this week, Phil Robertson advocates for marrying girls when they are 15 or 16 years old.