Disgraced TV chef Paula Deen has been removed from QVC, a home shopping channel, as the shock waves from her past use of n-word continue to spread.
QVC had said that, following the scandal, their relationship with Deen was under review; however, a spokesman says that all of her scheduled appearances have been cancelled. The network says, “Some of you may wonder whether this is a ‘forever’ decision - whether we are simply ending our association with Paula. We don’t think that’s how relationships work. People deserve second chances. And we always strive to do the right thing.”
Deen spoke of the controversy when interviewed by NBC show Today and she denied being a racist.
"I believe that… every one of God’s creatures was created equal," Deen said. "I believe that everyone should be treated equal, that’s the way I was raised and that’s the way I live my life."
QVC joins Food Network, Walmart, and Target - all of whom have dropped Paula Deen in the wake of the racism scandal which erupted following a lawsuit that said that the chef had been racially inappropriate in the past.
Deen said of QVC’s decision: “As you know, I have some important things to work on right now, both personally and professionally.
"And so we’ve agreed that it’s best for me to step back from QVC and focus on setting things right."