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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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31.

jj    

Stick a fork in Paula, she's done.

295 days ago
32.

Mrs Jackson    

This message is for Mayra if u call black people ******s u a bitch

295 days ago
33.

Lisa    

How many contracts was this woman involved in? She's had more drops than Tiger Woods when his scandal was breaking. Are we going to be hearing more Paula Deen drops till the end of the year? This just in...Walt Disney has dropped Paula Deen.

295 days ago
34.

angel    

Why can blacks so to each other and that is ok? Why is it they can use the word in their music and it is perfectly fine? I don't hear latinos calling each other spics or whites call each other honkys even if they do who cares...so it is ok for blacks to use the word??? Either we use the word or NO one uses it!!! If they don't want to be called that than they should not say to each other!

295 days ago
35.

KownyKrush    

Maybe the Food Channel will replace her with some thuggy black rapper, who rhymes his recipes.
HE'LL say the "N-word" too, but it's OK if HE does it.

295 days ago
36.

Gothetshirt    

they sell crap clothes and crap jewelry

295 days ago
37.

kbrit89352    

In the plaintiff’s own words

In Jackson’s deposition taken Feb. 11, she recounts how Dora Childs, an employee at The Lady & Sons, told her “probably sometime in 2010” that she felt discriminated against when a white male kitchen manager was promoted over her, adding, “and that Paula made racist comments.”

Deens’ attorney, Franklin, asked Jackson: “You have never heard Paula make a racist remark, have you?”

“Not heard it,” Jackson replied.

“You have never known Paula to discriminate against a person based on gender, have you?”

“I’m not aware.”

“And you have never known Paula to sexually harass anyone, have you?”

“Not me.”

295 days ago
38.

Janie Warren    

Paula should pull her merchandise out of all stores and cut all ties with these types of "partners". She can sell her merchandise directly through her website and not help pad the pockets of anyone but herself. This is beyond ridiculous. She needs to take control of this and stop allowing herself to be humiliated this way.

295 days ago
39.

dan    

I said the N word I think it was in 2002. I probably shouldn't tell my job that because I might lose my job

295 days ago
40.

static    

Lookout for the backlash.

295 days ago
41.

skuba    

This is ridiculous and blown way out of proportion. This was said 30 years ago. Who cares? Everyone said it back then even the blacks.

295 days ago
42.

Alias    

Hypocritically, the vast majority of those who are criticizing Paula for her admitting to using the dreaded "n-word" a few decades ago have used it themselves countless times. Political correctness + hypocrisy = emotional insanity.

295 days ago
43.

Jt    

What happened to FREE speech in America? Punishing Paula Deen is ridiculous!!

295 days ago
44.

Nic    

The media is paying so much attention to her use of the N-word, they’re forgetting about how she admitted to wanting a southern style wedding with black men dressed as slaves! No matter how authentic she might have wanted this wedding to be, slavery isn’t something she should be nostalgic for or want relived today. It’s completely inappropriate and insensitive, and sadly I don’t think she even realized how absurd her thinking was. Clearly she’s a racist and as we can all see, her behavior is not being tolerated.

295 days ago
45.

Richard    

I would like to see Mel Gibson drop by using the J word "Jew"

295 days ago
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