Quacker Barrel: Company Reinstates 'Duck Dynasty' Merchandise Due to Public Outcry
Due to public outrage, Cracker Barrel has rescinded its decision to remove "Duck Dynasty" merchandise from its shelves made in response to the hit cable show's Phil Robertson expressing his views on homosexuality.
"You flat out told us we were wrong. "We listened," Cracker Barrel now says on its Facebook page in an announcement that the merchandise has returned to its shelves. The company notes that, by trying to avoid offending customers, it ended up offending far more customers by pulling the merchandise:
"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."