Skip to comments.Yet Another Company Drops Paula Deen
Posted on 06/24/2013 7:52:01 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
Yet another company has dropped Paula Deen in the wake of the Food Network giving her the boot and QVC apparently thinking about doing the same. Smithfield, a major pork company (that was recently purchased by a Chinese company), says it will no longer partner with Deen for her line of "Paula Deen Collection" hams in the wake of her n-word controversy, TMZ reports. "Smithfield is determined to be an ethical food industry leader and it is important that our values and those of our spokespeople are properly aligned," reads a statement from the company. As such, "we are terminating our partnership with Paula Deen." (Hilariously, it was a Smithfield ham Deen was once hit in the face with.)
Meanwhile, the racism flap grows: A black man who used to work with Deen and her brother says Paula often used him and other workers from her brother's restaurant to staff parties at her mansion, but rarely paid them. "She just gave us beer and alcohol for working all those days," he tells Radar. In one case, he says, he didn't want to work a party "but they threatened our jobs and put it on the line." He claims he and a few other black men were forbidden from talking to the guests. It seems the Paula Deen Apology Tour is about to begin: She's appearing on Today Wednesday, after she canceled her originally scheduled appearance last Friday, Us reports. But in more bad news for Deen, the publisher of her upcoming cookbook tells People it is "monitoring the situation closely," and Sears says it is "exploring next steps" with regard to her line of products.
A Chinese company, huh? I'm no Paula Deen fan, but when it comes to racial "sensitivity", the Chinese have dirty hands themselves:
No BS their really is such a thing sold over there, particularly in Taiwan. An old buddy of mine whose part Taiwanese told me about this stuff.
If Paula Deen really did offer beer, instead of money, and you didn’t want the beer, why would you keep working for her?
That doesn’t stand up to scrutiny, imo.
My sides are hurting so bad from laughing.............
They've sold out to the Chinese and dare to claim too be ethical? This is probably a blessing in disguise for Deen. Saves her the trouble of trying to get out of the contract herself.
“an ethical company blah blah blah as such blah blah blah some self-serving bullsh1t our lawyers wrote up under the supervision of the federal diversity advisors blah important to us yadda yadda we know nobody gives a rat’s @ss and we sure don’t but we know a media wave when we see it and aim to ride it.”
Who over 40 could possibly pass the Paula Dean standard?
Just another example of people being pickout at random and destroyed.
Awww poor Obama-lover. Hoisted on her own petard.
Being so “ethical” doesn’t keep Smithfield from hiring illegal aliens.
She must have socked away a fortune over the past decade. I’d like to see her go completely rogue. I’m sure she can afford it.
Lots of people, who have made a ton of cash, lived itbup when the going was good.
Hopefully that is not the case.
Foul is foul no matter if it happens to sinners or saints.
Well maybe she’ll learn from all of this.
As Rush says, if the media makes you the media will eventually tear you down.
How come nobody drops the Black folks that make Cracker and Honky quips?
Obama has made this country so overly race sensitive it hurts.
Next: A public flogging of Deen on Oprah. Free tickets for the offended and wallet size photos of the main event at cost.
The media made a big deal about her getting diabetes, too, because of all her sugary, fat recipes. Diabetes is epidemic in the US, and I doubt Dean caused a tiny fraction of it..
Learn that she cannot trust her liberal “friends”.
lol. Although she would have been just as bad has she been a Romney lover. Yuk. I am still embarrassed by the country to have TWO liberals to chose from in 2012. Both were horrid choices. Hopefully the GOP stops the non-stop liberal nominees. 2016 hopefully we will get someone that conservatives can vote for.
She loves Jimmy Carter, too.
I don’t understand what the big deal is
Back in 1986 the “N” word was use way more commonly than it is now, and not just by “niggah’s” in rap songs. You want to hear it 10,000 times a day go take a cruise through any black ghetto crowd (if you dare)