ATLANTA - A member of the Duck Dynasty clan and TV show came to Atlanta for an appearance at a 5k race Saturday morning. Jep Robertson spoke to the crowd of runners, started the race with a gun blast, and posed for pictures.
He did not address the future of his family's TV show in the wake of his father's suspension for his comments on homosexuality. Phil Robertson was suspended indefinitely by A&E after he told GQ Magazine homosexuality was unnatural, and a clear sin according to the Bible.
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The Robertson family issued a statement saying they didn't know how they could continue their show without their patriarch.
Image consultants and fans alike say with so many viewers and merchandising dollars rolling in, there's no way the show would go dark forever.
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"Realistically the show is going to go on whether on AE or another network, David Johnson of Strategic Vision said. "Diehard fans are staying loyal to them based on what we're seeing on social media, and people who have seen Duck Dynasty or seen their products in the store now are curious and are checking them out."