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'Duck Dynasty' suspension sparks Twitter, Facebook campaigns to boycott A&E

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So this happened: Phil Robertson, star of the biggest cable TV reality series ever, "Duck Dynasty," was suspended indefinitely by A&E Networks on Wednesday because he told GQ he prefers a certain part of the female anatomy over the male alternative, after a gay group complained.

Then this happened: A Twitter campaign to boycott A&E, the network that airs the show, sprung up, and in less than 24 hours has gained more than 9,600 followers -- and is still growing. A similar campaign on Facebook has more than 500,000 "likes."

Now here's a question for A&E CEO Abbe Raven: What did you think would happen when you angered the audience for a top-rated show, many of whom share Robertson's beliefs, just to appease the insatiable appetite of the grievance industry?

Heckuva job, Abbe.

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