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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:08 PM

Target cuts ties with Deen; drugmaker distances

Source: AP

NEW YORK (AP) — Paula Deen’s merchandise and media empire is fast unraveling.

Retailers Target Corp. and Home Depot Inc. and diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk became the latest companies to sever ties or distance themselves from celebrity cook Paula Deen as fallout builds from revelations that the Southern celebrity chef used racial slurs in the past.

Target, based in Minneapolis, said Thursday that it will phase out its Paula Deen-branded cookware and other items, which were sold on its website and in its stores.

“Once the merchandise is sold out, we will not be replenishing inventory,” said Molly Snyder, a Target spokeswoman.

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Reply Target cuts ties with Deen; drugmaker distances (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jun 2013 OP
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2013 #1
MynameisBlarney Jun 2013 #4
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2013 #5
MynameisBlarney Jun 2013 #9
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2013 #10
mike dub Jun 2013 #2
durablend Jun 2013 #3
Fringe Jun 2013 #7
jtuck004 Jun 2013 #6
russspeakeasy Jun 2013 #8

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:10 PM

1. when "smiffild hayem" went, it was all just a matter of time....

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:36 PM

4. It took me a few to decipher

that phonetic Southernese.
And I'm from NC.

I am ashamed.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:41 PM

5. the way she pronounces it bugs the crap out of me!



shallow of me, I know!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 09:49 AM

9. I can't recall ever watching her show

I know about her mostly through memes, lol.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 01:45 PM

10. I never watched her show either - she occasionally showed up on our local news hawking

"smiffild" products shamelessly (advertised as a cooking segment, but just an ad, ultimately). The hayem pushing the hayem, so to speak.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:19 PM

2. I thought the same thing as NRaleighLiberal

As a fellow North Carolinian, who knows how big Smithfield is around here, to me Smithfield dropping her was like: stick a fork in this whole thing, Deen's done (dining-implement pun not intended)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:25 PM

3. I think Walmart was the one that really did it

Teabaggers are completely screwed given the number of businesses they now have to "boycott".

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Response to durablend (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:09 PM

7. That's funny...

Hearing them say they won't shop at Walmart, lol. I can't imagine that happening.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:58 PM

6. "fallout builds from revelations that the Southern celebrity chef used racial slurs in the past"

 



The fallout is from her utter inability to address the wrong in what she has done, and the wrong she continued to do in recent years.

She could have left that behind, led off with a big apology but in a way that befits her many years of experience and learning, maybe started a little education fund. Maybe even not treated her staff poorly, reportedly.

But, no. She had to talk herself into being as toxic as tar sands.

She blames this on someone who wants to destroy her, takes no responsibility. Doesn't know African Americans are offended by the term? Seriously? Her extra interviews are convincing businesses that weren't convinced before.







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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:55 PM

8. But she cried. I saw it on the TV.

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