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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."

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16.

Carl    

What do you mean "huh?"? Companies do this all the time. They will drop someone when they get bad press then down the road if they "rehabilitate" themselves and their reputation they will be welcomed back. QVC is out to make money and they made a lot off of her. Right now it would hurt their brand but the moment she is seen as someone that can bring in money again they will hire her back.

482 days ago
17.

jen    

QVC took too long to get rid of this trash. She's been alive long enough to know that slaves are not just workers and the help, that it's not okay to want to throw parties with all black waiters like slaves and pay your black employess in alcohol. She's a celebrity, not someone trapped in the south. It's unacceptable to blame everyone else and then say, I is what I is and I'm not changing and then use a childish false excuse that everyone does it. No, Paula! Everyone does not do it. Don't compare yourself to the rest.

482 days ago
18.

tgrfan42069    

the ironic thing is that jessie jackson is backing her.this is just a bunch of over kill PC america bull ****

482 days ago
19.

Grantsgirl334    

Good! Its time that people stop using that nasty word...black and white!

482 days ago
20.

Bean    

Over kill bs!

482 days ago
21.

Kàt    

C'mon Paula~ Get a team together and do your own thing. You have a following. You don't need all those big wigs that take most of the money anyway. You have such a fan base, you can sell your cookware, cook books, etc all with Food Network, QVC, Walmart, and everyone else that has forgot the human side of this situation and only are thinking about the money only.

482 days ago
22.

Babycakes    

Hope she was a good saver because her motnhly income is about to take a nasty nose dive. Still dont understand why she gets all this flack for saying the N word and Kanye gets none for saying in his most recent interview that he makes "retarded" remarks.

482 days ago
23.

JUstin    

At this Point - I'm waiting for her Family to drop her .. I mean , whose left ?

482 days ago
24.

Judy    

Can't stand Paula Deen and her brand of exaggerated Southern charm (which makes me want to chug), but, for pete's sake QVC, make a decision one way or the other instead of leaving this up in the air.

I've lost all respect for QVC.

482 days ago
25.

ME    

They think their kidding people do they really think we are all dump? THEY DUMPED her pure and simple SPINELESS is right

482 days ago
26.

JKM    

Paula is so in need of NOT being on air anymore, she has always struck a southern white mentality to me! Her apology on air, was even more pathetic and so fake

482 days ago
27.

mjflan    

For those out there upset because you think blacks get away with racist comments and whites don't, how about this! I've seen many article on white conservatives calling the president a monkey! I've seen news article using nueces and describing blacks and hispanics in negative racist ways! It happens all the time and those same people are still very much employed and have lost no sponsors!

482 days ago
28.

Los Pepes    

The cackling witch is melting

482 days ago
29.

BB not bb    

There is a way that southerners say N that is meant as descriptive and not as a slur or to provoke a fight. It has to do with the style of the blacks on the plantation. People also use the word when they get angry.


She is not carrying a sign with this word trying to run the blacks out of town. There is a a big difference between using a word and being a racist that is out to get people.


Why does she have to be the scapegoat for justice? This is not justice. I think even the blacks are getting embarrassed by this. Persecuting her is not improving the lives of blacks. It is fanning the flames of racial tensions and suspicions.


Why is it the people with the good hearts who get called racist? The same thing is happening to George Zimmerman.

482 days ago
30.

devoregram    

Backlash is going to be Hugh. I for one will not shop at those locations. Paula stop talking.

482 days ago
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