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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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136.

Ddtdajom    

She uses the word Yankee a lot. She's got issues she needs to go away now...

487 days ago
137.

Holly    

Spineless is working hard to ruin someone's life on with your own s***my cheap gossip website.
TMZ are the losers here.

487 days ago
138.

Chuck Lorre    

I can understand the reason for this mess.....it's because we have become just too damn "politically correct"................way, way OVER THE TOP and OVERBOARD.
The word is used just as much as the "f" word.
So it's really no big deal.
It's petty is what it is.
From a wasp

487 days ago
139.

nick    

Well with all this outrage are all rap albums, movies music videos going to be boycotted as well? Hollywood producers? Its such a BAAADDDD word and so offensive that blacks call each other the N word on a regular basis as a term endearment. Nothing like hypocrisy

487 days ago
140.

Mike    

Harvey, your hard-on for destroying Deen is truly sickening. I am no fan of hers by any means, but it's obvious that this woman is a product of her upbringing in the deep south, but is hardly a mean-spirited person. Hollywood is full of those types, but you seldom go after them. You smell blood, or more accurately money, and you won't stop until this woman is penniless or commits suicide. Sleep well Mr. Levin.

487 days ago
141.

ricky rick    

If one person on this planet says the've never said a racist thing or a hateful word well, they are @##$# liars.

487 days ago
142.

naturalbeauty    

No y'all lol she continue with her racist rant in the 2007 when she told an black employee that she wants her bro wedding to be slave plantation style and want all her ***** employees to dress in black shorts and bow ties...**** THE BITCH!

487 days ago
143.

Meggy85    

Wow we are over reacting to something that was said MANY years ago. She does not deserve all this. Maybe we should fire everyone that makes slurs towards white people? No because thats socially acceptable these days smh

487 days ago
144.

Some Faustkateer    

My favorite Paula Deen recipe: Open a can of green beans. Heat to boiling. Drain and top with crumbled bacon. I omitted the grean beans and added extra bacon. It was delicious.

487 days ago
145.

mememeee    

you can say whatever you want to private, just watch who you say things to... when it reaches the public, THEN you have a problem... it's a very big deal. you white folks went NUTS last year over the chick-filet owners views on gays, it is NO different, only it doesn't affect whites! the world is NOT YOURS... especially THIS country, which you STOLE! I hate thieves, can't trust anything they do

487 days ago
146.

Mack_D    

@nick... Don't worry about what blacks call blacks or how often we say it. There are some things whites don't understand about us and vice versa. Just make sure YOU don't say it. Y'all say it outta hate. That's why we have a problem!

487 days ago
147.

Josh    

You can now add QVC to the places that my family will NEVER shop at again! This has been a witch hunt and beyond preposterous. Disgusting, QVC and the Food Network.

487 days ago
148.

dropped    

i dont know whats worse, actual racists or those who cry racist at the slightest mention of anything said outside of ones own race.

murica...sometimes i wish i never came here

487 days ago
149.

lucy    

Come on, guys! She said herself she used that word in 2007. 2007. "What, did you say 2007?You mean the last time she said it was not 20 or 30 years ago?" YES! 2 0 0 7. 2007. Are you so desperate for any kind of a justification that you're LYING just to try to defend something so appalling. Just STOP it already!!

487 days ago
150.

Wellington     

Paula Deen Scandal Continues As Employees Tell Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Of Alleged Discrimination

"Robert Patillo, an attorney for Rainbow/PUSH, a civil rights group founded by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Jr., said one current and two former employees told him white employees are routinely paid more than black employees and are promoted more quickly. A black man who had threatened to go to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Deen's brother told him "you don't have any civil rights here," Rainbow/PUSH said in a press release.

Rainbow/PUSH said it has "found evidence of systemic racial discimination and harassment" by Deen and that "a family member consistently referred to a black cook as 'my little monkey.'"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/23/paula-deen-scandal-continues-employees-tell-rainbow-push-alleged-discrimination_n_348460...7.html

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