Cracker Barrel execs decided to lift their ban on Phil Robertson’s merchandise by restocking the shelves with the popular reality show’s products.
A rep for the company says they had “no choice” but to make the move after “Duck Dynasty” fans threatened boycott via email, phone and mostly social media.
Cracker Barrel decided to pull the products because it was so concerned about “equal treatment of all people” and “mutual respect.” In other words, they felt Phil was loathsome.
But so much for principles when the almighty dollar gets in the way. Cracker Barrel now says, “You told us we made a mistake and you weren’t shy about it … you flat out told us we were wrong.”
And this is precious … They say, “We apologize for offending you.”
So here’s the upshot. On Saturday Cracker Barrel apparently felt Phil had offended gays and that’s why they took a stand. But 24 hours later they realized a bigger problem than offending gays is offending customers who pay for CB stuff.
So has Cracker Barrel now taken the position the company should have taken in the first place by finally saying, “We respect all individuals’ rights to express their beliefs,” – ?
Was the company’s decision “spineless or timeless?” Comment below!