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Paula Deen

Going to Pot

On QVC

6/23/2013 5:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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If you're lookin' for Paula Deen's pots and pans, you better jump fast, because it looks like her shelf-life on QVC is about to expire.

Deen -- who appears on the product-hawking network to pitch her cookware -- may lose her platform over the "n-word" revelations.

A rep for the network says they have "concerns [over] the unfortunate Paula Deen situation."  The rep adds, "Please know that QVC does not tolerate discriminatory behavior."

Now this is the weird part, which makes QVC sound -- how do you say in English -- as spineless as deep-fried octopus.  "We are closely monitoring these events and we are reviewing our business relationship with Ms. Deen.  In the meantime, we have no immediate plans to have her appear on QVC."

Translation -- They're waiting to see which way the wind blows.

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1.

lander    

and lindsay lohan is still free.

490 days ago
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paul a.    

Yes, she is a racist but she knows its wrong and she is being very honest about it. She has apologized.
I think it's admirable more than anything. I'm sure she wishes she had handled it better but it is what it is.
All this piling on is going to achieve is for racists to keep their evil to themselves.
So much for an open dialogue.

490 days ago
3.

Zombie Whitney Houston    

Who cares. Sick of this dumb story. An old white lady from the south is ignorant.. and that's news why?

The lady was honest about her use of the n-word and she apologized. I'm sure pretty much EVERYBODY that's on her ass over this, even the TMZ staff, have also used the word at some point but they're just too spineless to admit it. She had the guts to own up to it and everybody pretends to be outraged. Hilarious.

490 days ago
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Elsa    

Out of hand smear campaign.

490 days ago
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Vince    

I can not believe that everyone is so scared of one little word tat every rapper and punk on a street corner yell at each other every day. Seldom a day passes when some one is calling someone else a n%gger either in a music video or at a buss stop. who the hell cares.. you are what you are and you know what you are .....simple as that....You dont like the word..stop using it on each other simple as that.

490 days ago
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jaysnow000    

She got served

490 days ago
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jason    

Hope they hang the next black person out to dry that calls a white person honky cracker in the same fashion they did this lady....No way would it be the same if the situation was reversed.

490 days ago
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BB not bb    

I got her soup ladle at Walmart which I avoid shopping in like the plague. This one item is great though. It is unique, attractively priced, well made, sturdy and nice to look at. It is carved out of a single piece of hard wood.


These people that judge her might have a secret vendetta against her. She is just too good a role model like Martha Stewart was before they sent her to prison for buying stocks.


Women are being treated like garbage in this country. She doesn't need people like this anyway. She is too nice and classy of a lady. I don't shop on QVC ever or even watch it ever. What they do is moot to me.


This reminds me of the Nazi book burnings where they had to prevent certain words and ideas from tainting the fragile ears of the public. God forbid that anyone can image that the great granddaughter of a plantation owner in GA ever said the N word.


These people are acting retarded.

490 days ago
9.

barf    

Oh enough of this double standard BS already! Any brother rapping about his N's is paid MILLIONS of dollars! But let one white person say the n-word, all hell breaks loose? America, you got issues!

490 days ago
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BB not bb    

Jason, white people really aren't that petty. But if blacks think they can go around saying things like white boy, cracker, white beyotch, whitey, in a derogatory way, then they should expect the same back. It is accepted in one direction, so it should be accepted in another.


People used to tell Polish jokes all the time. I think even some Poles told them. The idea is that they are jokes. These rabble rousers are acting like the blacks can never have an ill word or sentiment spoken against them. It is stupid.


Is this programming setting up people for an Islamic take-over, where if you even mention the name Allah out of their context they try to kill you? Persecuting people over their word choices is the first step towards fascism.

490 days ago
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janja    

this is sooooooo stupid to ruin her over this, you will have to admit that every race has called some other race by a slang of some sort. How many times have you heard things like cracker referring to a white person?????

490 days ago
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Indicter    

Ms. Dean's kerfuffle has little to do with her long-ago utterance of the N-word, a white right of passage in the South. Her problem is the lawsuit that includes the offending deposition admission. A former restaurant manager is suing the restaurant co-owned by Deen and her brother for harassment and "an environment rife with innuendo and racial slurs." The latter is why her corporate media sugar daddies (Food Network and most likely QVC) are abandoning this typical southern redneck, cooking skills notwithstanding.

490 days ago
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baybomber    

**** her! And every other white person that thinks like her! Your the minority now mf!

490 days ago
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ibjujub    

Please writ to the food network and tell them how you feel.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/contact-us/package/index.html

490 days ago
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fluffygrrrl    

cmon this lady is old and from the deep south, anyone that pretends they have never said the N word is full of it. I'm 50 and I learned to count my toes using the N word. Just because I admit to using the word doesn't mean I'm racist! And just because she thought that black men in white suits looked elegant in a restaurant, why is she a racist for thinking of a wedding like that? She didn't act on it. If it is so bad, then why is that restaurant open? I hate her food, but I think they are far worst racists...like donald trump and all the Obama "birthers"

490 days ago
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