Willie Robertson: Duck Dynasty Family "Learned a Lot" From Controversy

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The Duck Dynasty clan is happy, happy, happy to get back in the hunting blind and the reality show grind on A&E, according to CEO Willie Robertson.

The Round Mound of Duck Sound appeared on Fox News' New Year's Eve special last night with wife Korie, and touched on the recent controversy:

"We got a new season coming up in a couple weeks, and we're really excited about that. We got a couple episodes filmed... and we're ready to move on."

"A&E and us are fine. We're looking forward to getting back to making some funny shows. It's a new year, so we're ready to break in a new year and start it all over again."

Phil and Miss Kay's third-eldest of four sons joked about how he had been away from the family's Duck Commander business and figured no one was working.

"I think we all learned a lot and we're just ready to move on, and the family's happy, and we're ready to go. I've got to make sure my guys are back there building duck calls."

"I got to get back and crack the whip."

“I’m just glad the family is back together,” Korie Robertson added in the interview before the ball dropped in Times Square. “We’re all happy happy happy.”

Duck Dynasty returns with Phil Robertson on January 15, and all appears right with the network and the family now, despite a contentious few weeks.

Phil made coarse anti-gay comments and questioned the necessity of the civil rights movement in an interview with GQ that earned him a brief suspension.

He likened gays to sinners and homosexuality to bestiality, and said that African-Americans in the Jim Crow era South were more “godly” and “happy.”

Willie and Korie didn’t reveal too much under questioning from Bill Hemmer and Elisabeth Hasselbeck about his father, other than that he was likely in bed.

“I reckon he’s asleep,” Willie said of the patriarch. “This is duck season so he’s getting up in a few hours. New Year’s Eve is just another night for him."

"He’ll be getting up soon and hopefully getting some ducks.”

Earlier in the week, Willie admitted on Twitter that Phil can be crude at times but insisted that his heart is good and that his old man is "the real deal."

National media firestorm aside, Hasselbeck and Hemmer also had some fun with Willie and Korie, having them "practice" their midnight kiss for the cameras.

They obliged ... as Luke Bryan popped in to say hello.

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If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. (Leviticus 20:13 KJV)

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If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. (Leviticus 20:13 KJV) Sin is sin

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"He likened gays to sinners and homosexuality to bestiality, and said that African-Americans in the Jim Crow era South were more 'godly' and 'happy.'” No he didn't!!! He listed sexual sins according to The Bible, of which homosexuality, beastiality, immorality and going from partner to partner ARE listed as sins. He never "homosexuality to bestiality"! There was a comma between those two words meaning they were part of a list, not equal to one another. And when he spoke about black people and civil rights, he clearly said the black people he worked in the cotton fields with as a younger man. Read it yourself: http://www.gq.com/entertainmen...

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THEY LEARNED THAT THIS LAND IS PLAGUED WITH A CRIMINAL GOVERNMENT AND THAT THEY DON'T HAVE FREE SPEECH , EVEN THOUGH IT IS THE BASIC LAW ... AND WOULD BE ENFORCED EVEN AGAINST PRIVATE BUSINESS OR INDIVIDUALS SYSTEMATICALLY INVOLVED IN CONSPIRACY TO RETALIATE AND TERRORIZE SPEECH AND PRESS COMMUNICATION ...

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@ (((@))) JOY

You can have your own opinion about whatever you like. You are right this is a free country, but should well known people who claim they are Christian use a public platform to shame embarrass and humiliate people? Is that truly the Christian way? Hate is not God like, love is.

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@ Guest

That is NOT what he did. Go read the story yourself: http://www.gq.com/entertainmen...

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Ok now can Roland Martin have his CNN job back with back pay included can rob Parker have his espn job back for questioning rg3 blackness why black ppl get treated like shit fired disregarded off but even the lowest of the lowest white trash becomes an American hero for denouncing blacks and minorities

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@ Black man

That "white trash" as you call him, has a Masters Degree. All of his sons are college graduates, most with or working towards Masters Degrees themselves. He did not speak about all black people, he was speaking about one specific group that he worked with in the cotton fields as a younger man. Go read it yourself: http://www.gq.com/entertainmen...

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@ Black man

Dear blackman go f**yourself

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@ jake

No worries. He will make another racist ignorant comment that the right will not be able to bully us into accepting and he will be gone, gone, gone. Christianity is not about doing Gods work for him and judging others. To me that is a sin. God does not need man's help.

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@ Guest

What he said wasn't racist. Go read it yourself: http://www.gq.com/entertainmen... He was speaking about the blacks he worked in the cotton fields with as a younger man - a specific group of blacks, not all blacks.

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yep, america can't deal with europe.

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