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Paula Deen

DROPPED

By Major Pork Company

6/24/2013 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Paula Deen has been DROPPED by Smithfield -- a company specializing in pork products.

Deen had a line of hams with Smithfield ... part of The Paula Deen Collection. 

The company tells TMZ, "Smithfield condemns the use of offensive and discriminatory language and behavior of any kind."  The statement goes on ... "We are terminating our partnership with Paula Deen."



Smithfield then somewhat sanctimoniously says, "Smithfield is determined to be an ethical food industry leader and it is important that our values and those of our spokespeople are properly aligned."

It's not the first time Paula's taken a hit from Smithfield either -- back in 2009, she took a massive Smithfield ham to the face during a charity event.

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256.

Shawn M Jones    

Why is everyone so up in arms with Paula Deans mistake made years ago? And nobody is talking about another celebrity stomping on the American Flag while performing.

395 days ago
257.

rgreen    

This is so old and from the past ... everyone has said something that they want to take back or wish they didn't say. So you ask someone white have they ever said the N word and if they say no. More than likely they have.. So she told the truth and gets set up for something 20years ago wow. what could Paula say NO ..... either way she went there was no good comment for her to say to look good

395 days ago
258.

tammy    

good. seriously why are we giving air time to this pig? why do these companies even pick these idiots to represent them? there is always going to be someone somewhere that does not like them, what they stand for , or WHAT THEY SAY!!!! she has a industrial deep fryer in her home. she has diabetes from her cooking choices, but tried to keep that hidden. she smokes, and tries to hide that as well.the lady knows she is a fake, which is why she tries to hide things she knows would be questioned. she brings nothing to the table except what is wrong with the way our country already choices to eat. she was lucky, not talented, not any type of a hero, just a lucky fatty from the south with a cute accent.

395 days ago
259.

tammy    

good. seriously why are we giving air time to this pig? why do these companies even pick these idiots to represent them? there is always going to be someone somewhere that does not like them, what they stand for , or WHAT THEY SAY!!!! she has a industrial deep fryer in her home. she has diabetes from her cooking choices, but tried to keep that hidden. she smokes, and tries to hide that as well.the lady knows she is a fake, which is why she tries to hide things she knows would be questioned. she brings nothing to the table except what is wrong with the way our country already choices to eat. she was lucky, not talented, not any type of a hero, just a lucky fatty from the south with a cute accent.

395 days ago
260.

steve    

The Chinese pig company drops Paula? I am dropping them, good bye Smithfield.

395 days ago
261.

KATHY    

Well I guess that's the last Smithfield Ham or product I will ever be buying again until Paula Dean is brought back and with a Apology and I think with a Raise too

395 days ago
262.

mick85    

Smithfield might be "ethical," but they are are certainly not patriotic. Just the thought that they'd allow a Chinese company to buy them is enough reason for me not to buy their products anymore.

395 days ago
263.

Babs    

Poor Paula - Leave her ALONE! This happened 20
YEARS ago! Even the Black folks sometimes use the word today! They use it in Rap songs! Give her a BREAK!

395 days ago
264.

tim caravello    


Smithfield announced that it was discontinuing relations with Paula Deen, who was a spokeswoman for the company, due to what the company described as her offensive behavior in regards to her racist comments. . I find this condemnation of Paula both totally justified but also ironic. This is the same company that sells meat products that are derived from so called "farm" animals, who are confined to small spaces in factories and slaughtered in an inhumane fashion. In fact, the very ham products that Smithfield had Paula Deen peddle have a long bloody history that amongst other things results in pregnant female pigs being kept in crates where they can barely move. So while I am happy that Smithfield dropped Paula Deen, I am surprised, since the company clearly hasn't let moral scruples get in the way of making money.

393 days ago
265.

tim caravello    


Smithfield announced that it was discontinuing relations with Paula Deen, who was a spokeswoman for the company, due to what the company described as her offensive behavior in regards to her racist comments. . I find this condemnation of Paula both totally justified but also ironic. This is the same company that sells meat products that are derived from so called "farm" animals, who are confined to small spaces in factories and slaughtered in an inhumane fashion. In fact, the very ham products that Smithfield had Paula Deen peddle have a long bloody history that amongst other things results in pregnant female pigs being kept in crates where they can barely move. So while I am happy that Smithfield dropped Paula Deen, I am surprised, since the company clearly hasn't let moral scruples get in the way of making money.

393 days ago
266.

David D    

Since the most out spoken comments so far have been from angry black folks, Wonder how many use the term " White Kracker" or "Kracker"in their daily conversation.

393 days ago
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