Paula Deen May Be Dropped By QVC As More Racist Remarks Alleged

Mon, June 24, 2013 10:29am EDT by 53 Comments
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Posted at 4:12 PM on August 8, 2013  

You’ve gotten one of the best webpages.

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Brigid

Posted at 6:05 PM on July 6, 2013  

In Paula’s Today interview she said she had never knowi fly hurt anyone. But in her Oprah interview she admired to an affair with a married man. In my book that’s is knowingly hurting someone. I wish no ill will towards Paula but this a good example of karma.

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Linda Hannah Grace

Posted at 2:34 PM on June 27, 2013  

PLEASE GIVE Paula a break …. the “N” word was used years and years ago … black is black and white is white and so on….. we are now living in an era that using the “N” word is disrespectable and no one should be using it no matter what the circumstances are. Paula did this 30 years ago … Forgive and Forget … Love one another – and so on …. Life is too “short” plain and simple. It is time to stop all this “Paula” coverage and go “enjoy your life” tomorrow you may not be here!

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melonie 369

Posted at 4:04 PM on August 12, 2013  

I think mrs. Paula Dean is a liar. I don’t think she meant her apology, she just did it to save her own behind, that women needs to save her quacking and sit down somewhere and act like a real human being. Her behavior is unacceptable, in fact she should have known better! People can forgive her but still be mortified, sometimes this isnt an easy thing to swallow you know, my parents used to watch her show but have stopped, even some kids aren’t as ignorant as she is! She doesn’t deserve that show! I am glad she got fired! She deserved it! It was her own fault anyway. If she had kept her muzzle shut, and have some respect for other people this page would not exist. Paula deen may never have a real career again because of her Ignorance. Racism is just plain wrong, anyone who tthinks its right must have brain damage.

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Carmel

Posted at 6:55 AM on June 27, 2013  

First off, Paula Deen is stupid for admitting something that she did 30 years ago. What importance does saying the N word that long ago when she was a nobody has today? She is a LIAR! Why would one of her employees sue her for negative language at the work place about African Americans, gays and Jews? It’s apparent that the old hag said it recently. She got what she deserves because she should have known better in this day and age not to be using such offensive language about African Americans. We have a black President, what does she think about him? The woman isn’t genuinely sorry, she is a businesswoman trying to hold on to her financial empire and her stupidity got her own self in trouble. She is an old fool and don’t have sense enough to know that slavery is over and that she being white can no longer have that superiority over African Americans anymore. She getting what she deserves. Using this type of language in the workplace? Their are labor laws that protect against this type of thing, did she not know that?

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Esme

Posted at 6:38 PM on June 26, 2013  

People need to stop making it a big deal. Everyone around this world has say the “N” word and who judges? But now because Paula Deen has money they make it a big deal. The media seriously know how to make everything a big deal.She’s from the south the use the “N” word,she’s been honest and still gets judge for it. She’s a great cooker and that’s what made her not saying the “N” word. So people focus on her abilities not on the controversy or gossip.

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Carmel

Posted at 7:00 AM on June 27, 2013  

Everyone across the world used the N word? Really? And who are you and you know everyone on the face of this earth? Your comment is not a true statement, speak for yourself and not others. I wouldn’t suggest you say that N word out in public because you would surely get your azz beat.

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Rhonda

Posted at 8:34 PM on June 25, 2013  

I am so sick of this racism mess. I think it’s very, very childish. I realize that some people were raised in the south and that they were raised to hate blacks, but I think that people should grow up and come out of it and have the heart of God and respect other people’s race and stop judging one another!!!!!!!!!!!!!” It’s time out for this. Time is winding down. Leave the racism back where it belongs and keep it under ground and let it stay dead!” Some people just needs to grow up and come out of there childish ways.

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Carol B. Cole

Posted at 10:01 PM on June 24, 2013  

Don’t JUMP ON THE BAND WAGON about Paula Deen. Use caution, please. If you cancel Paula JUST because you are AFRAID that you’ll lose a few customers, you’ll be hurting QVC as well as Paula. For heaven’s sake, give the woman the benefit of the doubt ! COOL YOUR JETS ! Y’all are so quick to go with the FEW……so you can be politically correct, BUT YOU DON’T GIVE A FLIP ABOUT HOW OFFENSIVE IT IS TO PEOPLE TO SEE YOUR GAY EMPLOYEES OR SALES FROM GAY PEOPLE. Y’all are a wee bit off balance, folks !

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Sharon

Posted at 1:39 PM on June 25, 2013  

I agree wholeheartedly.

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jjinfl

Posted at 4:01 PM on June 24, 2013  

So they’re lining up to throw poor Paula under the bus for something she might have said in the past. she told the truth and has apologized. Let’s leave her alone. I think it’s a lot of the “pot calling the kettle black”, and if you investigated truthfully things people said before we became so disgustingly politically correct, you’d have a whole raft of folks losing their jobs over some mis-statement from the past. I think we still have free speech in this country. Get over it, QVC, and quit giving in to the first little criticism or threat of a lawsuit somebody makes. It reminds me so much of QVC’s silly effort to outlaw the words Christmas and having their their hosts refrain from using that name in their presentations, when on the other hand they sell millions of dollars worth of Christmas products plus crosses and other religious jewelry, decor pieces, etc. A disc jockey just today said that Paula should have lied during the questioning and saved her job. This country is in a huge mess from incidents like this one.

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kathy Mckinstry

Posted at 3:07 PM on June 24, 2013  

I’m so sick of hearing about these lawsuits by black people who are offended by other people using racial slurs. I don’t do it, but work at an elementary school where more than half of our students are Afro- American and I’m hear to tell you all that they use that word frquently on eachother. I reported it one time to our principal and to my great surprise the first thing she asked me was ..”white to a black or black to a white child” When I told her black child to another black child, her response was…….”just let it go” If you’re going to enforce a rule……..then you better be prepared to keep it standardized. Whats good for one is also good for another. Pull up those big panties and stop being so indignant about the very words that you may use. Looking for some “extra cash in a bad economy” is what it sounds like to me……..give it a rest fool.

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Cyn Perry

Posted at 3:11 PM on June 24, 2013  

The lawsuit was filed by a white person. Their atty was black. Guess that kinda negates your whole comment. Try again.

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JustLooking

Posted at 9:16 AM on June 26, 2013  

The employee who filed the lawsuit in which Paula gave the deposition is a WHITE woman. Lisa Jackson IS NOT an African-American. She just seems to not appreciate watching co-workers be humiliated because of the pornography the boss openly watched at work or the racist names and treatment. She sounds like a horrible person. Would you like your daughter or son to talk to boss while he had pornography playing on his computer? Would you want your son to watch pornography while talking to co-workers?

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Jennifer

Posted at 2:58 PM on June 26, 2013  

The person that started the lawsuits is Lisa Jackson a white woman…

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Baz

Posted at 1:12 PM on June 24, 2013  

Racism has been dying a long, slow, death in the South. Paula was alive during the civil rights movements and noone should be surprised that a white person growing up in the south during that era may be combatting their racist upbringing for the rest of their lives. I am glad she admitted her failings and she SHOULD be held to account for her behaviour. However, I am not supportive of these networks making decisions that limit her power to do good. I do not support the network’s move to implement a consequence when the truth of these other charges have not been verified. To make money off Paula during the good times and to drop her like a hot potatoe in the bad times is unconsciable. Allegations are easy to make, let the courts do their work. America — if you truly believe in your Bill of Rights and the democratic process – then you should let the system do its work. Persecution before prosecution seems to be the antithesis of the American way. There are always those that take delight in seeing successful people fail. Or, those that will take a piece of success however they can get it. Just as there are those that misuse power when they get it. Not sure what is going on here. It’s sad all around.

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Denise

Posted at 12:59 PM on June 24, 2013  

I love paula deen and will stay a fan. ALL OF YOU HATERS ACT LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SAID OR DONE ANYTHING WRONG IN YOUR ENTIRE LIVES. SHAME ON YOU! I HOPE THAT QVC REALIZES WHAT A WONDERFUL PERSON PAULA IS AND HOW SHE HAS TRULY HELPED THEIR BUSINESS. I HOPE THEY STAND BY HER. I KNOW I WILL!~

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jjinfl

Posted at 4:02 PM on June 24, 2013  

AMEN!

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Gina

Posted at 12:34 PM on June 24, 2013  

This Racist POS, should be dropped and sued!

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Robert Seganti

Posted at 11:42 AM on June 24, 2013  

This “lawyer” is using hearsay(“I was told”) and the preposterous claim that Paula Deen “allowed”a relative to refer to an employee as “my little monkey”.She cannot be held responsible fore what her relative says,does or thinks.There is no basis for a lawsuit here-sounds more like a shakedown operation that didn’t succeed.

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WE

Posted at 7:07 AM on June 25, 2013  

she can be hold responsible for how her employees are being treaten under her watch

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N

Posted at 12:15 PM on June 27, 2013  

As the owner of the business one is ultimately responsible for ensuring the workplace is free from a hostile work environment. Therefore, one would be responsible for another’s actions.

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justsaying so chillout

Posted at 11:36 AM on June 24, 2013  

OUCH! KARMA STRIKES TWICE!

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fire

Posted at 11:04 AM on June 24, 2013  

Don’t you just love those that are ready to throw stones or want to comment how others live there lives yet can’t seem to look at themselves in the mirror. So what does it matter what Paula Deen has to say, if you don’t like just walk away. She has the right to free speech as everyone else. If your offended then walk away. I don’t like ebonics, rap crap, the word hoe used against women, being insulted by poor black lack of education or the way most of them live there lives in filth and poverty. That’s there problem and if that’s how they wanna live then enjoy. For those that wanna better themselves then good luck, but don’t tell me how we need to speak or live our lives. Every time we turn around someone is offended, well quit being so wimpy and get a live. Take a walk down MLK Blvd and your gonna hear crap you never knew existed, time we sensor that talk. And no it’s not ok to run away from the police and try to beat them up when they come to arrest you because you broke the law. If I were Paula Deen I would bring charges against that couple trying to sue her for fraud and extortion, that will pepper there soup and remember all those jobs that will be lost from Paula’s empire, that’s right more people that wanna work will now be on the jobless line all because of freedom of speech being taken away from an American citizen. Paula will be sitting prime and fancy on her bank roll…. Bye suckers.

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SunnyAutumnn

Posted at 11:23 AM on June 24, 2013  

@fire. You’re racist as well. I’m glad they are checking you racists and putting forks in ya. Don’t like it, move to Antartica. I’m sure no one will follow you there. If she made anti-gay remarks, you would probably sing a different tune.

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fire

Posted at 3:58 PM on June 24, 2013  

SunnyA, so you think if one defends the right to free speech is a racist. 12 years of free education and this is what we get. Sodomy is evil and should never be tolerated. There should be no double standard on words. Liberals think all is good for them selves and they don’t have to be moral and they sure get mad when when good over turns evil.

 
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A

Posted at 11:44 AM on June 24, 2013  

Well considering the fact that you can’t seem to use proper grammar, you shouldn’t be commenting in the first. And for your information, discrimination is illegal. That means putting certain people above another group because of race, religion, or ethincity is illegal. That is exactly what she did and she knows it. She must now face the consequences of her actions

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fire

Posted at 5:45 PM on June 24, 2013  

Like calling everyone that didn’t vote for President Obama being racists when race had nothing to do with not voting for him, maybe they didn’t vote for him because they didn’t like his politics. Yep, only you are allowed to comment.

 
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justsaying so chillout

Posted at 12:31 PM on June 24, 2013  

WOW! and who says racism is dead in 2013. You are one sick motherphucker and to think I belong to such a race. People like you give white people a bad name. Do us a favor and drop away from the face of the earth

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fire

Posted at 4:07 PM on June 24, 2013  

Justsaying, Mother what? and you have the gall to step on my freedom of speech. No one said anything about your mother and about giving white people a bad name… Ha Ha Ha everything about your reply proves my origional comment… it’s all about you and no one else gets to voice there opinion. Go to the library and research the August 1936 National Geo. mag and read about your ancestors then maybe you will, no you won’t cause you are clueless. Ha Ha Ha yea your roots tell it all and that’s the truth and yep you can’t handle the truth cause the truth hurts. This isn’t racist, it’s the truth. Ha Ha Ha.

 
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luvallpeeps

Posted at 1:28 PM on June 24, 2013  

u stupid…..

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LaTanya Brown

Posted at 2:58 PM on June 24, 2013  

Lets get a few things straight.
1. THe food network chose to not renew Paula’s contract…becasue of the lawsuits she currently involed in brought on by former./ current employees of her savannah restaraunt, and the admission Paula made herself, to having used the N word. The foodnetwork had every right to make the decision they made…and a good one i might add…2.Whatever goes on On MLK BLvd in your town or anyother town is not the issue here…3. Paula Deen may have a number of restaraunts…Ga… Vegas..etc, now , But when QVC and the general public gets thru examining this issue of employer misconduct/ discrimination and racist slurs..Paula’s net worth will certainly have hit an all time low…Corporate Sponsors don’t take these type of issues lightly, generally, they respond quickly, with hitting the person in the pocket, which means, cancelling their sponsorship with the person / not renewng their contract….etc..

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fire

Posted at 3:47 PM on June 24, 2013  

LaTanya, What ever happens on MLK Blvd not issue, Yep we get it, you can say what you want but if your white you have to hold your tounge. It’s the use of the N word and anywhere it’s said and anywhere it’s used and yep there’s white Ners as well as black Ners. Seems like there a big a big racial issue on both sides. Still and again where in the constitution does it have a dictionary of words we are allowed to and not allowed to use?

 
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Patricia Goldsmith, RN

Posted at 9:46 PM on June 24, 2013  

I agree

 
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abe

Posted at 11:04 AM on June 24, 2013  

still stuck in the day’s when White Milionares were the talk of the town.

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gbtw

Posted at 10:03 AM on June 24, 2013  

This isn’t about a slur used ages ago. This is about ongoing mistreatment and bias. I am sad for paula, but more sad for the people she has been disrespecting. I knew more was going to come out… we haven’t heard the last of this. She needs to do an interview, but not so soon… it will have more impact if she takes time to reflect. She needs to reflect. You don’t live a lifetime of derogatory behavior and then just understand how wrong it was in a day. I’ll be ready to forgive her when she really understands the extent of the harm she’s caused others- and has a plan for how ro expunge this racial superiority she feels.

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fire

Posted at 11:13 AM on June 24, 2013  

What ever happened to freedom of speech? She can and should speak any way she wants and if your offended then walk away. Where in the constitutrion does it say you can’t say what’s on one’s mind and yes in those day the so called “N” word was excepted and still is by the very people that are offended by others using yet they say what ever they want and that’s ok, Bull Crap! If you don’t like someone or don’t like what someone says you can walk away. Quit chipping away at my Constitutional rights. If one doesn’t like our Constitution they you have the right to move to another country… C-YA…

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Fora Virtualcity

Posted at 9:43 PM on June 24, 2013  

You are dead wrong. The titles to these stories are inaccurate. Paula is not being dropped for simply using freedom of speech and using the N word. She is being dropped because of her direct or indirect involvement with discrimination and prejudice. As a black woman I understand that PREJUDICE will never end, however racism can be eradicated. Many of you don’t even know what racism is. Paula is clearly prejudice against the black race. We are all prejudice in some form or another, but it becomes a larger issue when it is directed toward an entire race.

Celebrities are held at a higher standard — you’d have to be stupid to think you can get away with this type of behavior at her level of platform.

I agree with some pp that Paula has done a lot of good, but don’t be a fool and think that this is something that happened in the past and that’s it. She was raised this way and has lived this way all of her life — you can just switch it off. If we are to progress as humans under a paradigm of equality we have to make situations like this an example. Not just because she used the N word but because of the main issue here, racial discrimination. You non-black closet bigots who are prejudice against the black race can make your racial and prejudice comments from behind the screen, but it only perpetuates the reality that many of you are weak and afraid of equality and of the end of racism. History has shown time and time again that we have progressed at the highest level together. Some believe that racism didn’t even exist until around 14th – 17th century. We operate so primitively which is we are at a decline. Wake up and grow up. Paula’s actions are wrong and like many of you her whole paradigm/belief system is dark.

P.S. I don’t know about you but I do NOT spend a lick of time thinking about a particular race or even attempt to make racial or derogatory remarks about a particular race. If you are trash you are trash but I’m wise enough not to generalize. It has nothing to do with being PC it has to do with being raised to have a higher level of thinking. Besides doing so only eludes to deep feelings hate, fear and inferiority.

 
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jymg

Posted at 10:02 AM on June 24, 2013  

She has to go! She is a liability. As far as QVC, what do their other suppliers say? It’s going to effect their whole network and essentially THEIR product lines. In this day and age, especially in business and in this economy, you CANNOT have someone like that who does not know enough to know what is appropriate and what is NOT! She is affecting a lot of people AND their families, including HERS! She even stated that it was all good and she will continue saying those type of comments. She has enough money. “SORRY” won’t cut it. No tears here. She should have known better!

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fire

Posted at 5:50 PM on June 24, 2013  

You cry what no apoligy and when one does say there sorry then you want to kick them when they are down. She owes no one a thing and I will never give when our constitution rights are at stake, never.

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Carmel

Posted at 7:50 AM on June 27, 2013  

Fire, the apology from Paula Deen is not genuine and you can’t see through that? She’s only saying sorry because she got caught, those are tears of losing money, she is a businesswoman remember? She brought this mess on her own self as she is the one to blame so don’t try to look at it any other way other than she is digging her own grave. She obviously isn’t that bright being a businesswoman not knowing what words are appropriate or inappropriate to say, how stupid can she be and she’s in her mid 60’s? She’s wanting so desperately to get sympathy and she’s going about it all wrong. Her actions are a result of how she really feels about blacks, gays and Jews and her corporate sponsors are not tolerating it. Bottom line.

 
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shar

Posted at 9:49 AM on June 24, 2013  

Leave Paula alone! It Is What It Is.

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virgilene holmes

Posted at 9:37 AM on June 24, 2013  

As far as i’m concerned there is no controversy here, I don’t know about other parts of U.S. but here in the south even the black people use the word niger as far back as I can remember. Of course it is usually used in the context of a friendship. But get a life we all make mistakes and when we do we learn from them. This is not even news worthy, keep on going Paula Deen.

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Fora Virtualcity

Posted at 9:55 PM on June 24, 2013  

to be clear no black person ever uses the word niger in a friendly or derogatory context. you may hear them say niga but never niger. the word niger is a gruesome reminder of slavery for EVERY black person. you have to ask yourself why would a non-black person even use the word niger given it’s direct attachment to black slavery and oppression?

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Fora Virtualcity

Posted at 10:12 PM on June 24, 2013  

correction: no mentally stable black person ever uses…

 
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Shelly

Posted at 9:33 AM on June 24, 2013  

I am AA and I am already sick of this, the woman used the stupid word years ago, it was information in a deposition, her PR team is just plain stupid, they could have handled this better, let the woman be, she apologized, sometimes my people kill me, they can run around calling themselves the ignorant name all day long but when someone else does it, all of a sudden it is a problem, when will we get it right? she didn’t use it in public, nor did she use it on her show, this is something that she could have easily lied about but she didn’t people need to stop being so hyper racial, to many more important things going on in the world. People grow and they evolve. I am not the person I was 10 years ago, and I am sure she is not, just let it go. QVC need to let the customers decide if they want to purchase her products or not, if they don’t then they have a reason but prior to that, it’s crazy for them to be doing that.

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PROF

Posted at 1:09 PM on June 24, 2013  

It is not the use of the slur, as much as it is about discrimination….read all of the facts. This was not ages ago, but part of a current case. We don’t have the right to treat people of any race disrespectfully, which is just part of being an adult. Basic manners are essential. God does not like ugly and the very thing you use to get you to the top, may be the very thing that causes you to fall.

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Nobody Special

Posted at 9:21 AM on June 24, 2013  

I have never been a fan of hers. I do not care if she DID apologize: she knew the wrong she was doing when she said it. If she was/is a racist, then she should have kept her mouth shut and only uttered that word ( words) in the privacy of HER OWN HOME.
As a Southerner, I,too, have heard both blacks and whites use that word, but I am not in any way, in the public eye. She is,and as such,she has an image to uphold. She should have excersized common sense. She has,and always has been, too big for her britches. As I have said, I have never liked her and have not liked her method of cooking. No wonder she’s a diabetic. She is, in my opinion,a hypocrite.
I think she should be dropped ,by any and all networks, like a bad habit,and kept out of the public eye. No amount of PR image recovery will ever take this away. It’s in her record for life.
Like the article says, stick a fork in her, she’s roasted.

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Gale

Posted at 9:43 AM on June 24, 2013  

I agree

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LSB

Posted at 10:02 AM on June 24, 2013  

@Nobody Special – I am with you on this one. She has had not only this but her diabetes lie to deal with so she has never had my respect. I don’t care where she’s from, what kind of crap comes out of her kitchen – she is simply poison. So many comments that I have read from her supporters suggest that “we all use that language from time to time”. I was discussing this with my husband and I have to say, I have never heard him use a word like that or towards any other race in our 18 years together.

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Robyn Racine Roberts

Posted at 9:20 AM on June 24, 2013  

Today’s Society of “Political Correctness” is one big JOKE! {By the way I’m NOT a white woman I’m a black woman!

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DAISY

Posted at 10:16 AM on June 24, 2013  

PROVE IT!!!!!

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DAISY

Posted at 10:20 AM on June 24, 2013  

SHE SAID IT AND MEANT IT. SHE ONLY APOLOGIZE BECAUSE IT ALL BECAME PUBLIC!!!! QVC PLEASE DROP HER PRODUCT LINE ASAP

 
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