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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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Trash    

Thanks for posting these so we know what companies to boycott!!

453 days ago
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mkane84    

Haha

453 days ago
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AplMacLady    

Sounds good to me. White people are pathetic hypocrites who wouldn't have been able to handle what Blacks have endured

453 days ago
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Paula    

how can Smithfield be an "ethical" food industry leader when they were just bought out by the "unethical" CHINA??!!!

453 days ago
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gossipgirl86    

Way to go Smithfield!

453 days ago
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Jordan    

Paula you should have just paid the Million it is costing you so much more than that to fight it.

453 days ago
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Stiletto    

Well, there goes all the xmas hams I bought every year and shipped to Iran.

453 days ago
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Janie Warren    

Is this not the same company that was under investigation and Paula took some actual flack but stood by them when they were accused of unethical treatment of their employees?

453 days ago
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JDoors    

We can't move toward eliminating racism as long as people get railroaded like this. Oh well, anger and bitterness rules the American Scene yet again. Maybe one day ...

453 days ago
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eqquesz    

Better headline- "The Pork Sword is Over for Paula Deen- passed on to other host's.

453 days ago
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AplMacLady    

@ trash (appropriate btw), can you prove what I've personally endured? I thought so...

453 days ago
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LOLOL    

Ol' I formerly worked at Food Network type of diabetic.

453 days ago
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AplMacLady    

@ Ashlyn, holocaust survivors would not have been able to endure what Blacks have been through. I have no problem stating this.

453 days ago
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LOLOL    

Ol' I wish I told a lie under oath type of diabetic.

453 days ago
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Jordan    

They Can always hire the King of Pork Michael Symon!!!!!!!

453 days ago
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