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Paula Deen

Dropped by Walmart

6/26/2013 1:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Another one bites the dust ... Paula Deen has just been dropped by Walmart.

The retail giant just released a statement, saying, "We are ending our relationship with Paula Deen Enterprises and we will not place new orders beyond those already committed."

Walmart is Paula's latest business partner to sever ties with the celebrity chef in the wake of her n-word scandal ... a list that includes the Food Network, the Caesars casino company, and the ham company Smithfield.

Deen appeared on "Today" this morning, offering a tearful apology -- saying, "If there's anyone out there that has never said something that they wish they could take back ... please pick up that stone and throw it so hard at my head that it kills me."

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Alister    

Walmart need to think more about how to improve their online business
get the fundamentals right

http://e-businessdynamite.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/week-1-hey-web-surfers-allow-me-to_28.html

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melbrooks    

Those tears are for disappearing dollars not sorrow for hurting

294 days ago
243.

Muppet    

Now you've done it TMZ, you've made me feel sorry for this woman.
This has gone too far. Instead of completely destroying this woman why don't people use this opportunity to educate??

294 days ago
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Jessie    

I refuse to patron any establishmhent or buy from any business that has dumped Paula Deen. I was never a fan, but she's right. If any one of us can say that we have NEVER EVER uttered any kind of racial slur against ANY race what so ever, even our own, then please cast the first stone. She is literally being destroyed for something she said how many years ago and was completely HONEST about it. God forbid any of us were judged the same.

294 days ago
245.

devilgirl    

Did this woman kill someone, because if not, then this whole situation is out of hand. All these sanctimonious people out there calling for her head on a platter, all the while living the lie of pretending to be PC themselves. What a f*cking joke.

294 days ago
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Tori j    

Come on people, she's from the South. Wether we like what she said or not, she's an older white woman, and she was raised in a different time where white people just didn't like blacks. Like it or not, she's entitled to her opinion. And, alot if it has to do with her upbringing. No it doesn't excuse it. But, she's lost everything because of this. She's suffered enough.

294 days ago
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Pink89    

I really hate hypocrites. If the N word is so offensive. So derogatory. Then don't use it yourself & ridicule everyone around you for using it. Let's take Native Americans. One of the proudest races. Try calling something "Redskin" and they will sue you so fast you won't know what hit you. Why???? Because they respect themselves and I'm sure they don't go around calling each other by that name. I just don't understand why African Americans can get so defensive when I can go through my collection of music & movies and find plenty use of the N word. All I'm saying is if this word has so animosity when others use it, don't feel empowered to use it yourself.

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248.

S G    

people really need to grow up!! Like no one in this word has never said the n word. come on for real now this goes to show that prejudice still is around a lot of people are living in da past that need to start living in the now. I mean for god sake we have a black president!!! You all need to leave this lady alone and these corporations are so phony they need to take a look at them self's first i'm sure they have used the n word themselves in the past.

294 days ago
249.

Patti    

Not a Matt Lauer fan but he did a great job interviewing her. He was firm and asked the questions directly. Funny, I've never seen anyone "sob" and not have any tears. I felt it was as bad an apology as the other 3 taped. She finds it hard to say I'm sorry because she doesn't think what she said is wrong. Glad her sponsors are departing. She isn't the soft southern belle everyone thought. I knew that from the start.

294 days ago
250.

andrew    

The old hagg should know basic American english...i is what i is...trash

294 days ago
251.

Sid    

Does saying the N word make you a racist? I thought the racists were the ones that keep black people down how many black people on staff at tmz? How do their salaries compare to whites?

294 days ago
252.

Umadbro?!?!    

Smh

294 days ago
253.

STFUP    

Face it, people. She's racist. Here is a big part of the story that, for some reason, 90% of the stories out there on this issue chose to omit (why are they protecting her?)
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Court do***ents show that Jackson asked Deen what type of uniforms she wanted the servers to wear, and she says Deen answered: “Well, what I would really like is a bunch of little n~~~~~s to wear long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts and black bow ties…you know, in the Shirley Temple days, they used to tap dance around.”
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The deposition also uncovered Deen’s surprising feelings about Bubba’s alleged behavior at Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House, a restaurant the two co-own in Savannah. Asked if his use of the n-word or watching pornography in the workplace caused her concerns about his operating the business, incredibly she responded: “No.”

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254.

Just My Opinion    

THIS IS FCKING RIDICULOUS !! THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT HAVE SAID AND DONE WORSE THINGS THAN PAULA DEEN HAS.

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Just My Opinion    

HOW IS PAULA A RACIST WHEN THE BLACKS CAN CALL EACH OTHER THE N WORD? HOW CAN PAULA BE A RACIST WHEN ANY RACE CAN BE CALLED N WORD? THIS GOES TO SHOW HOW OUR COUNTRY IS GOING. THEY WORRY MORE ABOUT THE SO CALLED N WORD, AND SEE IT AS MORE NASTY THAN SAYING F U TO A PERSON. HAVE TO CALL IT THE N WORD INSTEAD. YOU DON'T HEAR PEOPLE WHEN SAYING F U TO A PERSON, AND SOMEONE REPORTS ON IT THAT THIS PERSON SAID THE F WORD TO THIS PERSON, DO YA? NO,THEY SAID LIKE.. MEL GBISON SAID F*** YOU TO SO AND SO. NOT MEL GIBSON SAID THE F WORD TO SO AND SO.
DO YOU PEOLE SEE WHAT I AM SAYING? THIS IS STUPID AS HEL!!

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