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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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Paula needs to RETIRE and let her sons learn to support themselves. She is past retirement age and has diabetes. She does not need this stress.

381 days ago


I forgive you Paula #fromablack womenwhohascalledawhitepersonacrackeronceortwiceinmylife

381 days ago


From the comments at Amazon, when I went there to order her book:

"Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

381 days ago


Everyone will drop her, then pick her up again in a year. Martha Stewart is proof.

381 days ago

Gsharon 710    

The way a business respond to bad press is not the doings of Blacks, so back off. I don't think any human should be angry if Deen just used the N word, even if it was two hours ago. I am sorry I read more of her rantings and can see why some may be offended. After wanting black slaves in a tux then saying, "I is what I is", just made her look like an ass. Perhaps if she just shut up, she will be ok. Believe me these businesses are not owned by blacks so shove the insults about them, TO THEM. We are not responsible for their re-actions. To make this go away in my world and not complicate matters, I am finished reading and responding to the Paula Deen trip out.

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Skateboard shop tee shirt causes stir

Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:21 PM HST
Updated: Jun 27, 2013 6:27 PM HST
By Chris Tanaka - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
The 808 Skate shop in Kailua is a skater's dream: boards, accessories and apparel crowd the small space. However, there's one piece of clothing that's causing a huge stir.

"This is our Anti Haole tee shirt". The store's owner, Chuck Mitsui, points to a black tee shirt with yellow lettering that reads simply: Anti Haole.

It's a jarring sight, but as Mitsui explains, it's not a racist slur---it's an inside joke.

"There's a company called Anti Hero which is a skateboard company that's really popular. One of the owners, Julien Stranger, had been coming to Hawaii a lot last year, and in the skater of the year, Thrasher magazine, they had mentioned him as the ‘anti-haole'. We thought it was kind of funny, and thought, why don't we make an anti haole shirt in honor of Julien."

When comparing the Anti Haole shirt to the Anti Hero skateboarding logo, one can immediately see the similarities. The fonts are the same, and the lettering is bordered identically.

Though the shirt was meant as an homage to an industry acquaintance, Mitsui can see how some can misconstrue its intended meaning.

"I can see where the outrage comes from, but I urge people to be a little more open minded about it. I think when people react to things it's where their mind is. Skateboarders---they're going straight to [the] Anti Hero [brand]."

Mitsui is unapologetic about living the skateboard subculture. He says it's one of acceptance and camaraderie. He's also half-Japanese and half-Scottish, and dismisses the notion that others may think him racist.

"I really hope people don't misunderstand this and see it for what it is, see life with a little bit of humor and respect the subculture of skateboarding."

Thursday afternoon Mitsui released the following statement:

I am sorry if you are offended by the 808 Skate Anti Haole tee.

There is a skateboard company called Anti Hero and is run by a man named Julien Stranger. He has been visiting Hawaii quite a bit and was quoted in Thrasher Magazine as being the "Anti Haole".

We enjoyed the humor of the quote and wanted to pass that humor along. We are not saying that we are against Haoles, I myself am originally from San Francisco but have lived her for over half my life, it was more a play on words. Similar to an anti hero, who is the opposite of a hero, we intended this graphic to celebrate people like Julien who are not from here but are embrace by the local skateboarders.

I understand how this might be seen as offensive by someone not familiar with the skateboarding culture, but to our customers this is an inside joke that has been enjoyed by skateboarders of all ethnicities. We will be releasing an online video series with this graphic that features visiting skateboarders, Anti Haoles, who have been embraced by the local skateboarders.

Skateboarding is a subculture with it's own humor and way of looking at life. We are often judged by our actions without people trying to understanding our motives. Similar to us skating in the street for transportation and being judged as reckless delinquents. Skateboarders are one of the most accepting groups of people I have ever experienced. As a culture we celebrate the similarities we find in each other and not the differences of race, age, or social background.

I hope you can understand where we are coming from with this.


Copyright 2013 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.

381 days ago


The funny thing about this whole situation is that the employee that is suing is she is being brought down by one of her own!

381 days ago

Jay W.     

Paula has been treated worse than Rex Kramer ever was.

381 days ago


Them getting paid makes the real in reality not real? All the bull sh$t about the credit cards ,losing houses, working for nutten bull spit. PS all bullcrap & they all bullied poor Dorsey , nobody yelled at Jack hitting car ,on drugs alone in the gold room?

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Gold rush Them getting paid makes the real in reality not real? All the bull sh$t about the credit cards ,losing houses, working for nutten bull spit. PS all bullcrap & they all bullied poor Dorsey , nobody yelled at Jack hitting car ,on drugs alone in the gold room?

381 days ago


this whole episode is bizzare.

381 days ago


What a witch hunt. Just lay low, Paula, and it will blow over. There's always someone else coming up who'll do something worse. Wish the hip hop/rap sponsers would focus the same attention on what passes for music there - all misogynistic crap laden with stupidity, hate, racism, and abuse. Goes both ways, you know.

381 days ago

Bobo Frog    

Based on the comments in tmz articles,..Paula Deen has the dumbest fans in the world.

381 days ago


Who's next? It wouldn't surprise me if her kitchen employees start coming out of the woodwork with details on her after she publicly used them as a scapegoat.

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