Paula Deen dropped as Smithfield spokeswoman

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    Jun 25, 2013 2:08 AM GMT
    In more news circulating around Ms. Deen who has been fired from Food Network she has now been let go as a spokeswoman for Smithfield Foods. This has occurred obviously during the time Deen has admitted to using racial slurs in the past but insists that her and her family are not racists.


    In a statement Smithfield Foods said the following



    “Smithfield condemns the use of offensive and discriminatory language and behavior of any kind. Therefore, we are terminating our partnership with Paula Deen,” the company based in Smithfield, Va., said in a statement.  ”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.”

    What is you opinion on this ongoing situation regarding Paula?

    Personally, I feel that she should keep the things that she says race wise to herself and not make it so public otherwise your just gonna be in a conflicted shithole.



    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-207_162-57590767/paula-deen-dropped-as-spokeswoman-from-smithfield-foods-whos-next/

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/06/paula-deen-dropped-by-smithfield-foods/


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    Jun 25, 2013 2:13 AM GMT
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    Jun 25, 2013 2:14 AM GMT
    turbobilly saidOh hayam! icon_twisted.gif


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    Jun 25, 2013 12:41 PM GMT
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    Jun 25, 2013 12:42 PM GMT
    I don't see what the big deal is. She's not racist. On ocassion she's chosen to use a wrd or two that might be perceived as racist but she voted for Obama and hires ppl of color so she's an equal opprotunity employer, cut the woman some slack. It all boils dwn to preference and how we choose to communicate anyway!icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 25, 2013 1:00 PM GMT
    She never got along with Smithfield hams anyway:

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    Jun 25, 2013 1:06 PM GMT
    Bradwurst saidShe never got along with Smithfield hams anyway:



    OMG! I remember seeing that on TV a while back!
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    Jun 25, 2013 1:07 PM GMT
    Bradwurst saidShe never got along with Smithfield hams anyway:



    lmao i forgot about that
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    Jun 25, 2013 2:15 PM GMT
    This is certainly not a defense of Paula, but in some ways I think the media is doing a great job of sensationalizing this and making it worse.

    While it is unacceptable, where I live and grew up, older generation people - like Paula - grew up with those terms being OK. The changing tide of political correctness is hard to keep up with. I've had to have this conversation with my parents because they will throw out some very offensive statements without even realizing it.

    For instance, my dad was talking the other day about "Jewing" someone down. (Negotiating a cheaper price.) I had to explain to him that was offensive to the Jewish community and was the same as using the "N" word. He didn't see it as offensive and is very supportive of the Jewish community. It was just a term he grew up with.

    From what I read, these incidents happened years ago. We as a culture - led by our media - have been forgiving of others' past indiscretions. She has apologized. I am not sure that her entire life should be ruined.

    Again, I don't believe that it excuses her behavior.
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    Jun 25, 2013 4:05 PM GMT
    TheQuest saidThis is certainly not a defense of Paula, but in some ways I think the media is doing a great job of sensationalizing this and making it worse.

    While it is unacceptable, where I live and grew up, older generation people - like Paula - grew up with those terms being OK. The changing tide of political correctness is hard to keep up with. I've had to have this conversation with my parents because they will throw out some very offensive statements without even realizing it.

    For instance, my dad was talking the other day about "Jewing" someone down. (Negotiating a cheaper price.) I had to explain to him that was offensive to the Jewish community and was the same as using the "N" word. He didn't see it as offensive and is very supportive of the Jewish community. It was just a term he grew up with.

    From what I read, these incidents happened years ago. We as a culture - led by our media - have been forgiving of others' past indiscretions. She has apologized. I am not sure that her entire life should be ruined.

    Again, I don't believe that it excuses her behavior.


    I agree w/ you but I think the real issue for people is a broken spirit. Ppl break bread eveyday w/ loved ones, cowrks, friends and casual aquaintences. It's a little shocking to see someone who has come into your home, be it personal or a simple instructional 30min show be so stupid in judgement.
    Only she knows her true feelings on the matter but growing up in the south and being witness to the ever changing wrld and deciding to remain ignorant or changing and growing as a person is a choice we all gotta make.
    Unfortunatly her glass house built by her country swag and southern dishes was busted by her lack of compassion to her consumer which is most likely confused now by her southern charm.
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    Jun 25, 2013 4:10 PM GMT
    Hillie said
    TheQuest saidThis is certainly not a defense of Paula, but in some ways I think the media is doing a great job of sensationalizing this and making it worse.

    While it is unacceptable, where I live and grew up, older generation people - like Paula - grew up with those terms being OK. The changing tide of political correctness is hard to keep up with. I've had to have this conversation with my parents because they will throw out some very offensive statements without even realizing it.

    For instance, my dad was talking the other day about "Jewing" someone down. (Negotiating a cheaper price.) I had to explain to him that was offensive to the Jewish community and was the same as using the "N" word. He didn't see it as offensive and is very supportive of the Jewish community. It was just a term he grew up with.

    From what I read, these incidents happened years ago. We as a culture - led by our media - have been forgiving of others' past indiscretions. She has apologized. I am not sure that her entire life should be ruined.

    Again, I don't believe that it excuses her behavior.


    I agree w/ you but I think the real issue for people is a broken spirit. Ppl break bread eveyday w/ loved ones, cowrks, friends and casual aquaintences. It's a little shocking to see someone who has come into your home, be it personal or a simple instructional 30min show be so stupid in judgement.
    Only she knows her true feelings on the matter but growing up in the south and being witness to the ever changing wrld and deciding to remain ignorant or changing and growing as a person is a choice we all gotta make.
    Unfortunatly her glass house built by her country swag and southern dishes was busted by her lack of compassion to her consumer which is most likely confused now by her southern charm.


    I agree. But the articles I read said these comments were made in the 80's before she had her show. Maybe that's where I am unclear. 30 years ago the world was different than it is now.
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    Jun 25, 2013 4:15 PM GMT
    I don't think her desire to have a plantation themed wedding with all black waiters was from 30 years ago.
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    Jun 25, 2013 4:17 PM GMT
    showme saidI don't think her desire to have a plantation themed wedding with all black waiters was from 30 years ago.


    Gone back and reviewed.... OK. I missed that in the articles I read. I am up to speed now.

    That is sad.

    Your honor, I withdraw my last statement.

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    Jun 25, 2013 4:40 PM GMT
    As lifelong anti-racists, we eschew any indication through behavior of someone's racism, prejudice or intolerance. If this was the US Military, and if she were our spokesperson, she'd be canned summarily, without a tear (and with far too much sympathy from like-minded members of the military and civilian employees of the DOD). The true issue is drawing a line in the sand and just saying NO! No, we won't allow this behavior and have taken a zero tolerance stand. No we won't perpetuate this behavior, however tacitly. NO we won't carry this forward to our scions. And, most importantly, NO we won't accept racism, prejudice or intolerance AT ALL ANYMORE.

    This is fundamental, particularly to us, as gay men, but to us generally as human beings.
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    Jun 25, 2013 4:43 PM GMT
    BillandChuck saidAs lifelong anti-racists, we eschew any indication through behavior of someone's racism, prejudice or intolerance. If this was the US Military, and if she were our spokesperson, she'd be canned summarily, without a tear (and with far too much sympathy from like-minded members of the military and civilian employees of the DOD). The true issue is drawing a line in the sand and just saying NO! No, we won't allow this behavior and have taken a zero tolerance stand. No we won't perpetuate this behavior, however tacitly. NO we won't carry this forward to our scions. And, most importantly, NO we won't accept racism, prejudice or intolerance AT ALL ANYMORE.

    This is fundamental, particularly to us, as gay men, but to us generally as human beings.


    Omg, are you the new meninlove? Are you trying to steal their thunder?