QVC Confirms It's Dumping Paula Deen
Sears and Kmart are, too
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 28, 2013 10:53 AM CDT
In this publicity image released by NBC, Paula Deen appears on the Today show.   (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)

(Newser) – QVC is apparently finished "reviewing" its relationship with Paula Deen in the wake of her n-word controversy, and not surprisingly, that review did not end with good news for Deen. Deen revealed in a statement yesterday that she and QVC have "agreed that it's best for me to step back ... and focus on setting things right," ABC News reports. In its own statement, the company's CEO says QVC is "troubled" by the controversy and has "decided to take a pause" and phase out her products. But could she be back? The statement hints at as much: "People deserve second chances." Sears and Kmart are no longer carrying her products either, they announced today, according to Fox News. Click to see who else has dumped her so far.

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Jun 29, 2013 1:49 PM CDT
Here is a list of the 50 most racist films: Here is the search page for QVC's movies: Open two tabs and see how many of these ARE NOT sold by QVC. Hypocrites !
Jun 28, 2013 11:49 PM CDT
Well, here is another company I can kiss off and not buy any more stuff from! I have ordered quite a few things from QVC, not all of them what they were purported to be and had to return. I will have so much more money now that I have dumped QVC, Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Random House, etc., etc.! Don't these companies and stores realize that there are others to choose from besides them?
Jun 28, 2013 6:23 PM CDT
These are corporations protecting the interests of their shareholders, and you'll notice Deen has not dissed any of them or threatened to sue. I've never watched her show or purchased any of her products, but I'm a fan of comfort food and cookbooks and her "lightened up" edition deserves consideration. It's clear she's not a hater and I, like most Americans, am a big believer in second chances.