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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Paula Deen has lost more than her Food Network contract. She has been fired by Springfield Ham Company, and no longer will represent any of their products. Also, QVC is "watching the situation closely" in regard to whether they will continue to offer Deen's line of cookware on their network.

    Personally, I think that the narcissistic bubble she created for herself where she believed herself so beloved that she could utter racial slurs, sexually harass and generally market herself as a grandmotherly sexpot looking for a stud to cougar has finally burst. A dose of humility was in order, and she just got hers.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Personally, I think that the narcissistic bubble she created for herself where she believed herself so beloved that she could utter racial slurs, sexually harass and generally market herself as a grandmotherly sexpot looking for a stud to cougar has finally burst. A dose of humility was in order, and she just got hers.
    Besides admitting to using the term in the past, there doesn't seem anything definitive supporting the plaintive in her civil case. Like I keep saying, it's not something I'm really concerned with, and she is a very difficult person to feel sympathetic for, but the public has a tendency to over react to these things

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    Besides admitting to using the term in the past, there doesn't seem anything definitive supporting the plaintive in her civil case. Like I keep saying, it's not something I'm really concerned with, and she is a very difficult person to feel sympathetic for, but the public has a tendency to over react to these things
    According to the civil suit against her, the racial slurs, racist jokes and sexual harassment is not in the past. That's the point of the lawsuit. Deen will have her day in court; however, if I'm running a business or a network, I do not want someone accused of such things representing me until and unless they have been exonerated.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    According to the civil suit against her, the racial slurs, racist jokes and sexual harassment is not in the past. That's the point of the lawsuit. Deen will have her day in court; however, if I'm running a business or a network, I do not want someone accused of such things representing me until and unless they have been exonerated.
    I just read an article stating that allegedly her black employees were paid with beer instead of money.


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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Monserrat View Post
    I didn't read the article but if her contract wasn't renewed over something she said many many years ago then that's kind of messed up.

    As for racial pejoratives I personally think it makes anyone using them look and sound dumb and ignorant but that's just me
    The comments in question were made in reference to her brother's 2007 wedding. She told her staff that she wanted the servers to all be black men in order to emulate a Civil War Era style wedding.

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/lawsuit-a...od-restaurant/

    Lisa Jackson, a former manager at the Savannah, GA-based Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House, filed the suit, claiming that Deen and her brother contributed to a “hostile work environment” by condoning sexual harassment and racism at the restaurant.

    The 33-page complaint also alleges that Deen made the following racist remark while planning her brother’s 2007 wedding:


    I want a true southern plantation-style wedding… I would really like a bunch of little n****rs to wear long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts and black bow ties, you know in the Shirley Temple days… [n]ow that would be a true southern wedding wouldn’t it? But… the media would be on me about that.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    Besides admitting to using the term in the past, there doesn't seem anything definitive supporting the plaintive in her civil case. Like I keep saying, it's not something I'm really concerned with, and she is a very difficult person to feel sympathetic for, but the public has a tendency to over react to these things

    Would over reacting entail multiple posts in a forum about this topic? If so, you're guilty?

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I just read an article stating that allegedly her black employees were paid with beer instead of money.

    Seriously?

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    According to the civil suit against her
    Right, according to a civil suite


    That's the point of the lawsuit.
    But the mere existence of a lawsuit doesn't exactly establish anything, while your above language seems to take a more affirmative view of the matter


    Deen will have her day in court; however, if I'm running a business or a network, I do not want someone accused of such things representing me until and unless they have been exonerated.
    right, and the court of public opinion is hardly fair, impartial or even rational. I mean, do you think people should be fired due a bunch of morons not knowing what a blackhole is?

    As I

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    Would over reacting entail multiple posts in a forum about this topic? If so, you're guilty?
    That doesn't even make sense

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