Skip to comments.Paula Deen Dropped by Caesars Entertainment, Walmart
Posted on 06/26/2013 7:08:49 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The celebrity chef loses two more business partners hours after her Today interview.
Another two bite the dust.
Caesars Entertainment Corporations and Walmart have become the latest organizations to cut ties with former Food Network personality Paula Deen in the wake of a racial slur scandal.
Both groups made their announcements on Wednesday, just hours after Deen offered a tearful mea culpa in an interview with Matt Lauer on Today.
While we appreciate Paulas sincere apologies for statements she made in her past we have mutually decided that it is in the best interests of both parties to part ways at this time, said Jan Jones Blackhurst, executive vp communications and government affairs at Caesars Entertainment.
Caesars currently operates four Deen-themed restaurants at its casinos nationwide: Horseshoe Southern Indiana, Harrah's Tunica in Mississippi, Harrah's Joliet in Illinois and Harrah's Cherokee in North Carolina.
Walmart, meanwhile, put it simply: We are ending our relationship with Paula Deen Enterprises and we will not place new orders beyond those already committed.
While Deen has already been dropped by the Food Network and Smithfield Foods, which previously sold a ham with Deens name and face on the packaging, seven of Deens business partners have also voiced their support of the celebrity chef amid the critical firestorm.
"Her appearance on the Today show clearly proved her authentic belief that all people should be treated equal, read a statement from Epicurean Butter, which produces Deens Southern Grillin Butter. Paula is due equal treatment as well, as a person that made a mistake, apologized for it and should be allowed to move on. Actions speak louder than words, let's focus on the good that Paula Deen does for the extended community of loyal followers."
Deen remains embroiled in a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former restaurant employee, but has vehemently dismissed charges of racism. In a recently unearthed deposition, Deen admits to having used the N-word in the past, but claims that she would never use the term today.
I believe it’s time for Paula to create her own brand name and market her own wares. Most southerners are forgiving people, and they’ve already moved on to accept her. The media slams? They’ve spent more time over the last seven days covering her....than Benghazi. That really says a lot.
The media giveth; the media taketh away.
she can stew
Yet another stampede to the moral high ground.
That does it. In response I will never again gamble by buying my frozen pizzas at Walmart.
I’m a southerner. If the allegations by her employees are true than to hell with her.
Hey Paula, how is that white guilt, so I’ll vote for Obama supporter thing working out for you? That’s what I thought.
Harrah’s Casino in Cherokee, NC gave her restaurant there the boot today.
Let him without ever having used that bad N word cast the first souffle.
Theyve spent more time over the last seven days covering her....than Benghazi.
And Paula isn’t responsible for any deaths and she never lived in HymieTown.
And just when is Bill Maher going to get the boot for his remarks about Sarah Palin’s little boy? And, let’s not forget David Letterman. Is Paula a D or R?
Uhhmmm...it has nothing to do with the N word and everything to do with the way she and her brother handled their employees. They are disgusting and vile people.
If she would just shut up it might blow away. When it originally came up she should have said that it was part of a legal case and she was unable to comment.
Yeah, but if she didn’t say the N-word, most likely you wouldn’t have even heard of this story unless you dug for it.
Most of the problems she now has were caused by her brother, “Bubba”. The attorneys just threw in her past reference to the “n-word” to cement the case.
Now, it’s a feeding frenzy after her money.
Her biggest mistake of all was that feeble apology and all of the tears.
She should mimicked her hero, Obama, and said “I don’t know anything about this, but I’ll check into it and get back to you.”.
The left and the media loves to kick people when they are down, and the Jessie jacksons of the world are salivating to get their hands on some of her fortune.
I’d say “screw you all”, take my millions and move to Costa Rica and live like a king for the rest of my days, and hire someone else to cook for ME.
Yes, she can retire if she’s happy with what she has.
66 year old Paula Deen has a net worth of $10 Million.
No complaints here if it resulted in her being exposed for the racist that she appears to be.