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Paula Deen

Kmart & Sears

Bailing Out Too

6/28/2013 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Paula Deen can't apologize enough to stop the bleeding -- Kmart and Sears are now cutting ties with her in the wake of the n-word controversy ... TMZ has learned.

Sears Holdings -- owner of Sears and Kmart stores -- tells us, "After careful consideration of all available information, we have made the decision to phase out all products tied to [Paula Deen's] brand."

But the retail giants -- which carry Deen's cookware and dishware lines -- seem to be guilty of a little fence-sitting, because they added ... "We will continue to evaluate the situation."

Yesterday Home Depot, Target, and QVC also jumped ship ... following the Food Network's lead.

What's that saying about a pound of flesh?

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76.

average jane    

If you research and google just how many rappers have used racial slurs and hate messages towards whites in their "songs," it will make more sense as to why so many people are angry over what is happening to Paula. We get it...it was wrong what was said. She admitted it and apologized. Where do I find apologies from those rappers?? What music companies have dropped them? What stores dropped them? Oh, that's right...they are protected under the First Amendment.

380 days ago
77.

Kelly    

But yet her cookbook, which isn't out until October 2013, is Amazon's #1 best seller.

Considering they closed all the Kmarts near me, looks like she is doing better, anyway.

380 days ago
78.

Areader    

She's paying a heavy price for something that she said 27 years ago.

380 days ago
79.

b de v    

I’m embarrassed for almost being tardy in doing so, but Happy African-American Music Appreciation Month to all (previously Black Music Month – as officially declared by President Carter, but then changed to AAMAM by President Obama)

380 days ago
80.

Marcus    

Maybe "Cracker" Barrel can carry her stuff now?

380 days ago
81.

judi    

companies are so chicken ****!! this is ridiculous!! move on..

380 days ago
82.

jj    

Thank you Sears and Target and all other savvy retailers.

380 days ago
83.

DogsRule    

This is Absolutely getting out of hand now ... RIDICULOUS! Give her her day in Court, wait until the accusations she is accused of are proven true or not!

380 days ago
84.

wayneb    

Oh give me a freakin' break. Look what that ass Alec Baldwin says all the time and he's still being paid by that credit card co. Wake up people.

380 days ago
85.

rin    

WELL I GUESS THIS IS PENSION TIME FOR HER

380 days ago
86.

Katz    

Yet during the trial of Zimmerman it was OK to call him a cracker. It was OK to use that word over 100 times in the movie that

380 days ago
87.

lora vanover    

The South always talking about how Christian they are. Where's their forgiveness for Paula Dean. Stop already.

380 days ago
88.

Scary    

Did someone at TMZ just take a class on Shakespeare? At least it's not the Juliet going "all OJ" on herself comment from yesterday.

380 days ago
89.

marti    

she should just become a rapper and swear thru the whole song ,after the first 50 MF'a and FU's and "Nwords" nobody will care anymore
STOP SAYING YOU ARE SORRY PAULA,its not working and you are becoming more pathetic

380 days ago
90.

mary    

Stand with me and Forgive Paula deen and ban the stores Target,kmart ,Walgreens and Sears I have

380 days ago
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