Stick a fork in Paula Deen — she’s cooked. Two days after the Food Network decided to let the southern chef go for using the N-word, a new report alleges that Paula allowed a relative to address a black staff member as ‘my little monkey’. QVC is reportedly not happy with the ongoing situation and they may drop her as well.
Paula Deen was dropped from the Food Network on June 21, after she admitted in a deposition to using the N-word and wanting to host a Civil War-era wedding party with only black waiters. Now, it’s being reported that QVC may drop the southern chef, too, following new allegations that Paula allowed a relative to address a black staff member as “my little monkey.”
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Paula Deen: Allowed Family Member To Call Staff Member ‘My Little Monkey’?
Robert Patillo, an attorney of one former employee suing Paula, alleges that the chef’s workers told him that white staff are paid more and promoted quicker than black workers.
An investigation reportedly “found evidence of systemic racial discrimination and harassment” by Paula and that a family member consistently referred to a black cook as “my little monkey,” Robert said.
Robert was also told that Paula “preferred white and light-skinned blacks to work with customers.” Darker-skinned black people were allegedly ordered to
This is so disheartening.
QVC May Drop Chef After Racist Comments
To make matters worse for Paula, QVC has admitted that is has “concerns” over the Paula Deen situation.
“QVC shares the concerns being raised around the unfortunate Paula Deen situation,” the home shopping network said in a statement, shared by E! News.
“QVC does not tolerate discriminatory behavior. We are closely monitoring these events and the ongoing litigation. We are reviewing our business relationship with Ms. Deen, and in the meantime, we have no immediate plans to have her appear on QVC,” they added.
The network currently features Paula Deen’s Kitchen, which sells the star’s collection of cookbooks, bakeware, cookware and kitchen tools.
Paula Deen Releases Statement About Using Racial Slur
Paula released two apology videos on June 21, before she was dropped from the Food Network.
“I want to apologize to everybody for the wrong that I’ve done,” Paula said in one of her videos. “I want to learn and grow from this … Inappropriate, hurtful language is totally, totally unacceptable.”
Since then, fans have expressed their outrage over the network letting Paula go. Will QVC receive the same backlash if they let Paula go as well?
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Should QVC drop Paula Deen?
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