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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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91.

paradgm    

Did anyone actually read the whole deposition in with this other lady was telling about she still had segregated bathrooms, brother was watching porn and both used racial slurs at employees and it was using the N word just as recent as few years ago! Duh read the facts people!

424 days ago
92.

Ih8Taxes    

Blacks are 15% of the U.S, population and about only 5% of the consumer spending base yet companies get afraid if they are offended in any little way. I guess it's the 51% of white people that are stupid that reinforce this behavior i.e. liberals. Well, this is one n*gga who won't be buying anything else on QVC.

424 days ago
93.

skylark211    

No one is born a racist. It has to be taught from a very early age. Paula is a victim.

424 days ago
94.

Onward    

So when QVC hires current celebrities-du-jour to hawk products on their network, they're going to review everything they've ever said to make sure nothing is offensive? Hope they don't have any current musicians selling products. Oh, wait--it's okay for CURRENT musicians or celebrities to be offensive. It's a 40-year old comment from a 60-year old white woman that's offensive. QVC is exhibiting a BIG double standard.

424 days ago
95.

3mojoe    

If 99% of people in USA, including blacks were truthful they would all have to admit saying N word sometime in their life. Paula just admitted it under oath. She is type who didn't need an oath to admit it.

424 days ago
96.

Catrina     

This is a tread I noticed on TMZ…. Whenever there’s a NEGATIVE story about a black person, or something involving blacks...white people blow up the message boards! Go back and look it at it…it’s ALWAYS at least 200 or more comments filled with immature, racist rants. They hardly EVER comment on the positive stories about black people. Why are you so obsessed with black people? Why can't you stick to the subject? Is your life sooooo pathetic, that you have to resort to using derogatory & demeaning comments to make you feel better? You whine about Paula being fired, but what if the comment was made about a Jew? I bet you would have her head served up on a platter with extra butter!!You talk all this ish about black rappers, but correct if I’m wrong..how is it any different from rock music? You rip our youth for wearing baggy pants, how is this any different from grunge? You hate Chris Brown for what he did to Rihanna, but you praise Charlie Sheen for what he said to Farrah? The only reason you hate Justin & Kim K is because they hang with black people…lets be real! HYPOCRITES! How about you take a look in the mirror, and stop judging and stereotyping black people! WE ALL DO STUPID ISH!

424 days ago
97.

helen    

I don't get this. There are people that will side with her and those that won't. Why censor for everyone. I don't think networks should be the moral authority. Personally, I watched a YouTube clip of her and one of her African American staff. Made me feel like I was I the deep south and I'm not even American. Made me feel like I was watching a watered down version of The Help lol. I didn't like it. But hey, show me her slipping on a white one and I will jump on the bashing wagon, till then leave the old southern belle be and if u don't wanna watch (like me) don't watch her

424 days ago
98.

Sandi    

We love Paula and will follow her to her next channel!

424 days ago
99.

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 maybe the world will follow suit.

424 days ago
100.

TPF    

Firing her for using the "N" word is just ridiculous and the Food Network knows it. Maybe if they would quit being racists themselves and I am speaking of the "N's" then they might have a reason. But when they can call each other by that name and it's supposed to be funny, it's a double standard that needs to stop. They can call us "crackers" or white honky and that's acceptable by them. Even Mark Furhman used it and lied about it and now works as an analyst for FOX news. If they can still can each other that word then we can still call them using that word. Get over it!

424 days ago
101.

PureRadiance    

Paula deen is not a nice woman. She is hiding behind a shield which is now gone & her true self comes out. Hearing these stories, that are so discerning so obnoxious, yet one says I believe she did that disgusting sort of talk! & as for her behavior, yes she should be punished for what she has said.& Yet I wonder are all the Rappers, or any person who says these N words Black/White/Any denomination- to be as punished as she is also. Isn't it fair to punish everyone who says any discriminative words the same way! I think so. Now any words , not just one particular word.

424 days ago
102.

TPF    

She should never have apologized. They call each other that word everyday in public and it seems to be okay, so we will use it until they stop using it. They can't have it both ways.

424 days ago
103.

wtf    

I didnt think N-words buy stuff on QVC...

424 days ago
104.

4nic8r    

If some of you asshats would read the deposition you would STFU. It is NOT just about the n-word.

424 days ago
105.

Hhhhhgghjjffgjj    

She looks like the grinch in that pic lol

424 days ago
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