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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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61.

taz    

Pulease. Smithfield is now Chinese owned, and we all know how concerned China is about people and their rights. BS.

396 days ago
62.

Nancy    

Well butter my biscuit, there's just no end to this!

396 days ago
63.

Tryst    

Smithfield is horribly overpriced for their quality. I could give a rat's what they think. If you want change in this world? This isn't how you do it.

396 days ago
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UnAshamedWhiteMan    

seriously? Why is everyone so afraid of blacks and homosexuals? Remember, they are the ones always trying to convince us they are the normal ones...its ok, you like men, you are gangsters....you shoot each other in the hood and paly butt darts every night...its ok...just stop trying to make us normal people feel as we are the ones in the wrong...I watched a hbo comedy about 3 weeks agao and the black comedian said cracker and honky dozens of times..why is that ok? White people have no feelings?

396 days ago
65.

Elyrianfaie    

The kind of ethics smithfield has is the same kind that highers mexicans under the table to avoid the taxes. Or at least that's what they do here at the Smithfield here in good ole' Grayson, KY.

396 days ago
66.

UnAshamedWhiteMan    

seriously? Why is everyone so afraid of blacks and homosexuals? Remember, they are the ones always trying to convince us they are the normal ones...its ok, you like men, you are gangsters....you shoot each other in the hood and paly butt darts every night...its ok...just stop trying to make us normal people feel as we are the ones in the wrong...I watched a hbo comedy about 3 weeks agao and the black comedian said cracker and honky dozens of times..why is that ok? White people have no feelings?

396 days ago
67.

randomnone    

Thanks for posting so we know which companies to support!!

396 days ago
68.

Shawn    

So I guess Jay-Z and all the other "entertainers" who use the N word will have their sponsorships/etc dropped as well then - right?

396 days ago
69.

Dobby    

I suggest to all you PETA folks that you go and start watching Smithfield and how they treat their Mexican illegal workers. I suggest you see how they euthanize small pigs (not humanely). I think you will follow their methods of doing things in the politically correct fashion (they don't), and you will realize what a hypocrite this company is. It has a monopoly on almost all of the pork in this country, and now it's being sold to China. I don't feed my family pork anymore. We all know how the Chinese are concerned for our health...

396 days ago
70.

OinkyOinkPaulaDeen    

LOL she is gonna have a lot of time to plan out her dream plantation style wedding with slaves.

396 days ago
71.

KAH    

hopefully she's got a good bit of money saved cuz it looks like she's effed.

396 days ago
72.

STFUP    

Imagine that. A Pork company dropping a racist pig! lol

396 days ago
73.

lauren    

Thats a shame, cause she actually looked like the product she was selling....

396 days ago
74.

Josh    

Add Smithfield to the hypocritical and pathetic companies I will never again patronize!

396 days ago
75.

gayinak    

The only thing that Paula did wrong here was that she made it seem like she felt guilty and this was such a "bad" thing. If she was candid about it, I believe she wouldn't have been steamrolled, at least not as quickly.

The real problem here is American's sensitivity overload these days. I get it, racially charged hate speech is not something to go out and use, but come on, grow a f*cking back bone America!

She is from the south, admittedly far more backward than the rest of America, yet she isn't Hitler for God's sakes! Words are words, and our talking heads of America, in this case a chef (why do we care what she says in the first place!) are notorious for making public gaffes. The problem is the media pounces on this excrement and fuels the fires and basically causes the celebrity to lose their job in the process.

Instead of looking at what was said and by whom, start looking at the underlying factors that make this incident national news.....but that would mean we would have to educate ourselves to actual hard facts and issues...this is America..Ain't nobody got time for that!

396 days ago
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