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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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76.

cokeandpilates    

Smithfield is selling out to a Chinese company. I don't particulary want to hear how how ethical they are at the moment.

382 days ago
77.

jj    

FIRE PAULA DEEN and her SONS
They are all freaks of nature.

382 days ago
78.

Amy E    

Not the biggest Paula fan, but all this fallout is absolutely ridiculous! Because she admitted under oath that she used "the word" before?! Total overkill.

382 days ago
79.

Mrs-thing    

let that be a lesson to all you racist people, we are not in the slavery era anymore, stop you crap ok....

382 days ago
80.

eggs2020    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBu-sH2n9fg

382 days ago
81.

Jen    

How many 66 year old women from the south haven't used the N word in there life. Its crazy that something from years ago can kill your career.

382 days ago
82.

Sara    

Have mercy on this old woman dear lord don't we all sin don't we all make mistakes? then beg good for forgiveness and expect him to forgive us for a fresh new start? Yea but we can't forgive each other though? let go of some mistakes that others have done? and all we do is judge people god what a disgusting era we are living in and the media always makes things 10 times worse.

382 days ago
83.

Nobodys Fool    

To all of Paula's loyal fans who condemn her being dropped, apparently they've never been on one of her cruises because if they had, they would know she's a foul-mouthed drunk with highly inappropriate behavior. Don't let her little southern lady "charm" fool you. UGH.

382 days ago
84.

Jennifer    

Who the hell cares what she said years ago! A lot of people use the "N"-word. No one wants to admit it! I don't see why its such a big deal if african americans use to themselves. People call people names. It's nothing new. Get the F over it!

382 days ago
85.

eggs2020    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBu-sH2n9fg

382 days ago
86.

rikki    

Am I the only one who finds the term "a line of hams" disturbing and stupid?

382 days ago
87.

elysummers    

Don't let the door hitcha'.

382 days ago
88.

cablelayer    

Should boycott them anyway, they were just bought by the Chinese

382 days ago
89.

David     

All this just because of an n word??? Are people stupid or what??? What's the big deal. The USA is such a dumb country!

382 days ago
90.

SCChic    

If you are going to be so biased against Paula Deen, for what she said years ago, then how about mentioning that all these rappers you post pictures of DAILY use that word all the time?!

382 days ago
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