Just about time for dinner, too!
"Smithfield drops Paula Deen as spokeswoman" Associated Press, June 25, 2013
NEW YORK — Paula Deen lost another part of her empire on Monday: Smithfield Foods said it is dropping her as a spokeswoman.
The announcement came days after the Food Network said it would not renew the celebrity cook’s contract in the wake of revelations that she used racial slurs in the past.
See: Slow Saturday Special: Dunkin' Deen
Smithfield sold Paula Deen-branded hams in addition to using her as a spokeswoman. In a statement, the company said it ‘‘condemns the use of offensive and discriminatory language and behavior of any kind. Therefore, we are terminating our partnership with Paula Deen.’’
I assume that means they won't be selling hams to racist and accepting the dollars they then turn into profits.
Related: Slow Saturday Special: Pork Fried Rice
Deen dropped so the deal will go through?
QVC also said it was reviewing its deal with Paula Deen Enterprises to sell the star’s cookbooks and cookware.
Several retailers, which sell Paula Deen cookware, were taking a wait-and-see approach....
Deen’s rapid fall from favor came after the 66-year-old Food Network star admitted in a deposition in a discrimination lawsuit that she used racial slurs in the past. Deen was asked under oath if she had ever used the N-word. ‘‘Yes, of course,’’ Deen said, though she added, ‘‘It’s been a very long time.’’
That's what I thought. Word on the blogs is she used it when she was in her 20s after a black guy held a gun to her head while robbing the bank she was working at.
At least someone is defending her, and while not advocating the use of the word in any way, this seems to be a politically-correct overreaction and distraction.
Related: Eating Anger For Lunch
Also see: McDonald’s restaurants drop halal options
No wonder Muslims are so angry.