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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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46.

ctcco    

The company doesn't want a racist endorsing their products. Want to mention rights? It is within their every RIGHT to choose their own marketing strategies, dumba$ses.

449 days ago
47.

Sassyfre    

This is not about what she said to her husband 27 yrs ago, it's the fact that she still uses that term and these problems she's facing now stems from the fact that she was racist to employees. There's no smoke without fire.

449 days ago
48.

STFUP    

If all you people think Deen used the n-word ONCE and that's it, then you're a bigger fool than she is. She IS a racist. She's not sorry - only sorry she got caught.

449 days ago
49.

Phil    

And speaking of fat hams...

449 days ago
50.

TummyRockets    

VIDEO of PAULA DEEN Sticking her foot in her mouth AGAIN during recent interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ6mPq8uRI0

449 days ago
51.

jen    

HAHAHAHHAHAH Blacks hate PORK HAHAHAHAHAH, so all smithfield is doing is making white people NOT BUY their product...HAHAHAHAHHA, too bad everyone doesn't go home and count how many times they say N'r in a day....over 20...P Deen your such a cracker.....HAHAHAHAHAHAH...:)

449 days ago
52.

IceGypsy    

Hope she has banked a good amount of money over the years. I suspect she's going to find it hard to get work going forward....

449 days ago
53.

jules    

Just remember people, those who have fingers pointing at Paula Deen, you have 3 pointing back!
To the sponsors-Maybe you should have others within your organization take lie detector tests as part of their employ, sponsors, etc..just to make sure know one has ever used an offense word to others, about others in their life. Only then when one passes the test, can you judge others...Smithfield who? Boycott!

449 days ago
54.

Chuck    

I will not eat Smithfield Pork anymore. Paula is being unjustly persecuted..

449 days ago
55.

MzReeses    

Rather she is racist or not, who the hell hits an old lady in the face with some ham?!

449 days ago
56.

porter66    

I predict paula will rebound and be bigger then ever.why? Cause she is a nice person who did nothing wrong. This is only a liberal media attack that will fizzle.

449 days ago
57.

Marcus    

Ok then.... Maybe it's time for her retirement from public life?

449 days ago
58.

blythe    

if somethin happens to the old bitty TMZ drove her to it!

449 days ago
59.

LJ    

Smithfield is positioning the Company for a buyout by China’s Shuanghui International for $4.7 billion.

449 days ago
60.

Bella    

This is such BS! Try to raise a kid today to not use the "N" word! The whole time they are out buying rap laced with it and making black people rich! How can it be so offensive when so many of them use it so often. Do you want equality or do you want double standards? You cant have both. This is a hard working woman who has admitted her mistake and asked for forgiveness. I have a word for Smithfield, Food Network, Home Depot, and the rest of them to follow It's the "F' word followed by a big YOU!

449 days ago
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