The system of supply and demand
After A&E announced “Duck Dynasty” will resume with Phil Robertson in 2014, GLAAD responded with a statement of outrage.
“Phil Robertson should look African American and gay people in the eyes and hear about the hurtful impact of praising Jim Crow laws and comparing gay people to terrorists. If dialogue with Phil is not part of next steps then A+E has chosen profits over African American and gay people – especially its employees and viewers.”
The system of supply and demand certainly worked itself out when A&E ousted Robertson from its network. Thousands showed support via Twitter and Facebook. The “I Stand With Phil” petition also escalated quickly to more than 250,000 signatures.