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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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61.

Darius    

When will they get off milking this n racist thing for all it's worth?

449 days ago
62.

dfmay18    

Paula ignored /covered up the actions of her abusive racist brother BUBBA. Sorry, I don't buy her sob story...Read JACKSON V DEEN on google ..its the actual court complaint by Lisa Jackson.

449 days ago
63.

BSname    

White people need to STOP this lie that they have never USED the N-Word.
There is a HUGE difference between the USE of the word and the ACCEPTANCE of the word.
To anyone that claims they never USED the N-Word:

Have you ever sung along to a Rap song that had the word?
Did you read any of these books in school?
Did you discuss them in class and write reports on them?

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Twain, Mark
To Kill a Mockingbird by Lee, Harper
Live and Let Die by Fleming, Ian
Heart of Darkness by Conrad, Joseph
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Kesey, Ken
Ulysses by Joyce, James
Tobacco Road by Caldwell, Erskine
Lord of the Flies by Golding, William
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Stowe, Harriet Beecher
A Farewell to Arms by Hemingway, Ernest
Captains Courageous by Kipling, Rudyard

The word appears frequently in literature but political correctness has gotten to the ridiculous point where many people deny ever having USED the word. (Last time I looked, 29 % in TMZ poll)

449 days ago
64.

vegas-mom-    

My husband is black and laughs at all these companies dropping her....he says the funny thing about all this is the heads of these companies (most of them white) would cross the street in a hot minute if a black person was walking down the street, or grab their purse tighter, or get in the car and use the "N" word like there is no tomorrow!!!

449 days ago
65.

Jah36    

TMZ, how about you get off her a$$? Pathetic.

449 days ago
66.

jenny    

Haven't watched Junk Food Network ever since I saw them use candy as a secret ingredient on Chopped.
Plus they keep Semi Homemade....gag

They can keep Robert Irvine (liar on resume, fired and rehired), yet let real chefs like Mario Batali and Emeril go.

What Paula Deen said was wrong, but was yrs ago.

She at least admit her wrong doing and apologized.

Guess if she lied like Guy Fieri, then she would have kept her show.

Moral of the story....deny deny deny unless they can prove it.

449 days ago
67.

Thomas    

spineless hypocrites!

449 days ago
68.

str8edgewriter    

I say it all the time at work and my bosses high five me.

449 days ago
69.

Fred The Barber    

I am not a Deen fan but I think this is being blown way out of proportion. Especially when someone like Andrew Zimmern says that she needs to be fired.
Look at his past. Snatching purses from tourists and selling their credit cards and passports. Who should really be fired??????

449 days ago
70.

Jax    

This is not about Paula Deen saying the N word 30 years ago. This is about how she acted on those stupid apology videos, and not showing up for the Today show interview. Then, when she finally did, she looked ridiculous. She has embarrassed the people who sponsor her. She and her brother are racists and she deserves what she's getting.

449 days ago
71.

Jay-D    

I love how TMZ is so offended by paula deen saying this 30 years ago yet they have little subliminal racist comments pop up in their stories all the time. There are always tons of comments when TMZ does this so for them to put someone down for something someone did 30 years ago is hypacritical because these immature "journalists" do it all the time on this juvenile site.

449 days ago
72.

Philly    

people[e say she came off as phony and not genuine. but ironically she is being crucified for being up-front about something she said years ago

449 days ago
73.

Fred The Barber    

I have never been a fan of Deen but I think she is being railroaded. Andrew Zimmern was one of the first to say that she needs to be fired. Search his past. Snatching purses from NYC tourists and selling their credit cards and passports. Why does he get to keep his job at Travel Channel?

449 days ago
74.

Annie    

So let me see...QVC is dropping Paula Deen but keeping the Kardashians and their trashy line of clothing and accessories..What is wrong with this picture? They are dropping an amazing,successful woman but keeping a family whose claim to fame is a sex tape and their lack of morals.Their TV show is disgusting and enough that any company should drop them. but yet they drop Paula Deen because she said the N word in the privacy of her home in reference to a black man who held a gun to head during a bank robbery,Well truth is that man was jus what she called him. So done with QVC

449 days ago
75.

BratzdollT    

I'm just taken a back by how QUICKLY the sponsors are dropping this women! Yes, her responses to the N word was a little off and Yes she should have had better PR people BUT you have that idiot, Rush Limpdick on the radio who prides himself in being a ignorant, racist and sexist ********! Did we forget his statement about birth control and his less than knowledgable information on how that works. He called that lady a slut and a whore and felt that he was in tilted to watch her have sex on the web!!! HS dumb ass is still in business and didn't suffer nearly as much as this woman.

449 days ago
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