Wal-Mart drops Paula Deen after she tearfully says: Kill me if you've never committed a sin

  • Article by: DAVID BAUDER , AP Television Writer
  • Updated: June 26, 2013 - 11:53 PM

NEW YORK — Paula Deen was dropped by Wal-Mart and her name was stripped from four buffet restaurants on Wednesday, hours after she went on television and tearfully defended herself amid the mounting fallout over her admission of using a racial slur.

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happy88Jun. 26, 13 8:37 AM

OMG people let it go. We have all made mistakes of said something we shouldnt. Shes in her 60s and from the south, It was common years ago that doesnt mean shes racist. People change, I believe her when she says she hasnt used that word in many many years. DONT TAKE PAULA AWAY! Shes a great icon

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franknjackJun. 26, 13 8:57 AM

As her sworn testimony revealed, she's done more than use the "N word" once. What she says now is not believable if it conflicts with her sworn testimony because she's on stage and can lie all she wants.

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jimjimjimjimJun. 26, 13 9:03 AM

She is being systematically destroyed by a vengeful employee and the public that loves to see successful people fail.

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beautyehJun. 26, 13 9:15 AM

You guys don't understand that she was in a deposition for a current complaint against her, her brother, and their restaurant for hostile work environment that included racial bias and slurs. Sorry when you are a celebrity you are treated differently and held to a higher standard. She is not an icon, she pushes unhealthy food even though it gave her type 2 diabetes. She is just a cook that is on a TV show. There are hundreds of other mouthpieces like her out there waiting in the wings to take her place.

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parks12005Jun. 26, 13 9:26 AM

It cracks me up how the Media goes after Public figures for things they said (AKA slurs) from 20 years ago. Like say NBC..Google Saturday Night Live Richard Pryor and Chevy Chase. Then watch the double standard..

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muckandgrindJun. 26, 1310:07 AM

I'm not a fan of Paula Dean (never watched the show), but I'm starting to feel some sympathy. She said it right: "Those without sin, cast the first stone." If everyone who uttered an ethnic slur at some point in their past were fired from their jobs, virtually no one would be working.

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mylittleidJun. 26, 13 6:31 PM

As long as Paula Deen is invoking the Bible, I have another verse for her: Job 4:8 - "As I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same."

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tituspulloJun. 26, 1311:56 PM

happy88Jun. 26, 13 8:37 AM OMG people let it go. We have all made mistakes of said something we shouldnt. Shes in her 60s and from the south, It was common years ago that doesnt mean shes racist. People change, I believe her when she says she hasnt used that word in many many years. DONT TAKE PAULA AWAY! Shes a great icon__________Oh please....just slap more butter into your recipe and cut out the middle man. Deen an icon? Way to set the bar high.

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longmemoryJun. 27, 13 7:31 AM

She obviously made enemies on the way up. She gave those enemies a reason to get even. It happens all the time.

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jgmanciniJun. 27, 13 8:43 AM

The problem isn't that she said something years ago. It's the way she's defending it now that's the real problem. I would feel a lot better about her if she could honestly say "I was wrong in the past and I understand that my behavior was hurtful to others. And here's how I'm going to improve my employee relations." But going on and on about how she's the real victim here is just odious. She's only making herself look worse and worse.

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