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Yet Another Company Drops Paula Deen

Yet Another Company Drops Paula Deen
Posted Monday, June 24th 2013 @ 3pm  by Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Yet another company has dropped Paula Deen in the wake of the Food Network giving her the bootand QVC apparently thinking about doing the same. Smithfield, a major pork company (that was recently purchased by a Chinese company), says it will no longer partner with Deen for her line of "Paula Deen Collection" hams in the wake of her n-word controversyTMZ reports. "Smithfield is determined to be an ethical food industry leader and it is important that our values and those of our spokespeople are properly aligned," reads a statement from the company. As such, "we are terminating our partnership with Paula Deen." (Hilariously, it was a Smithfield ham Deen was once hit in the face with.)

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