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Paula Deen

Spineless QVC Folds

... Drops Deen (Sorta)

6/27/2013 3:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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After waiting around to see which way the wind blew ... QVC -- like a lemming -- followed the rest of Paula Deen's partners and dropped the chef in the wake of the n-word scandal.

Initially, QVC refused to take a stand -- saying they were closely monitoring the situation.

Now, after just about every company connected to Deen jumped ship ... QVC has sheepishly made its move ... announcing Paula will not appear on any upcoming broadcasts ... for now.

In fact, the head of QVC released a statement saying, "Some of you may wonder whether this is a 'forever' decision – whether we are simply ending our association with Paula. We don’t think that’s how relationships work. People deserve second chances. And we always strive to do the right thing."   One question:  Huh?

For her part, Paula released her own statement regarding the QVC split, saying, "As you know, I have some important things to work on right now, both personally and professionally. And so we’ve agreed that it’s best for me to step back from QVC and focus on setting things right."

Who's next?

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LBart    

i've said the n-word, so have my friends and family...i dont understand why this is such a big deal.

481 days ago
2.

tessa    

Whatta buncha hooey. Freedom of speech is not just for some and tolerance is a two way street.

481 days ago
3.

IN MY OPINION    

I am officially OVER PAULA DEEN and Co.

481 days ago
4.

Sally    

She should just shut up and enjoy being an owner of a restaurant with her Brother Bubba. Of course, she will drop from a salary of $60......M to $60......,000 - guess that is why she is crying uncontrollably on TV.

481 days ago
5.

Mark    

Novartis just dropped Deen as a spokesperson for Diabetes. I don't care for her but I think she's getting a bad rap. Plus she should learn to shut her pie hole because her foot keeps getting stuck in it.

481 days ago
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I LOVE MY NIPPLES    

Poor Paula this is ridiculous.....She did nothing wrong. EVERYONE has said that word sometime in their life (if they say they haven't they're lying) let's get over it already! It doesn't make someone a racist? I am still gonna buy her cookbooks and watch her shows whatever channel she ends up on (maybe the BET channel lol)

481 days ago
7.

patsfan4life    

Paula Deen, you should've settled.

481 days ago
8.

BaadBoy    

Well if Paula wants to “set things right”, she can start by allowing her Black employees to use the front door like her white employees. She can let her Black employees use the “white restroom” that’s reserved for white employees and customers. She can let her Black hostesses stand in the front of the restaurant like the white hostesses. She can allow her Black employees to go about business in the restaurant and not worry that they “cannot be seen by white customers”. She can fire the General Manager of her son’s restaurant that called every Black employee they have “Monkeys”. Also do what’s appropriate for the assault and battery, discrimination, and sexual harassment of her employees that she has so-far done nothing about. That would be a good start at least.

481 days ago
9.

stacey    

One question Paula why did you addmit to that you put your own foot in your mouth !

481 days ago
10.

rosemaryxoxo    

I feel really really bad for her, people are honestly over re-acting.....btw im black soo.

481 days ago
11.

Lucky_130    

Man, there sure have been a whole crap load of Paula Deen stories this week

481 days ago
12.

jr70895    

It is a bad situation for her employees as you can bet she will lay them off, she is a multi-millionaire and has her money.

481 days ago
13.

Majestik    

Hey, TMZ the only SPINELESS business I see here is YOU. You keep harping about how spineless these big businesses are for not dropping DEEN right away for her racist remarks. How about you clean up your own backyard before shytting in everyone else's. You've got the WORST of the worst racists on your staff and they've been called out on numerous occasions yet they are still employeed by you. If you are going to preach, so be it, how about following your own sermon though.

481 days ago
14.

JimmyB    

Honestly, I'm amazed that so many know who this woman is.

481 days ago
15.

WTF    

QVC blows

481 days ago
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