Grand Home Furnishings to Continue Carrying Paula Deen Line

The racial-slur controversy surrounding Paula Deen has led to a slew of companies chopping off their relationship with the celebrity chef. Full Story
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Who Knows

Lyndhurst, VA

#1 Jul 1, 2013
Good to know. If she had done something like kill and torture dogs for fun and profit she wouldn't be in this much trouble.

While I detest racial slurs out of anyone's mouth, against any race of people, this should be handled in the civil court system and not the court of public opinion, fueled by the media out for blood.
Believer folks change

Palmyra, VA

#2 Jul 1, 2013
Finally somebody is showing some commom sense. How may people out there have never listened to or told jokes that were racist to all humans. Men, Women, Husbands, Wives, Children, Senior Citizens etc. We have all made mistakes in our past but God is the only judge and forgiver.
JRP

Louisa, VA

#3 Jul 1, 2013
Thanks to Grand Home Furnishings for not joining the ridiculous witch hunt and rush to judgment against Paula Dean. I am not a fan of hers but still think it is ridiculous to crucify her for something she said years ago, admitted, and apologized for. I truly believe that this would be a non-issue if she did not have a thick Southern accent and fit the un-PC mold of a Southern bigot, even though she clearly is not one...

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mary

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Jul 1, 2013
i knew I would like dealing with Grand Home Furnishing from the moment I first walked in their store,,,,Thank you Grand for being the only one I know of so far that has done the right thing
Go UVa

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Jul 1, 2013
Who hasn't used that word, Jay Z got a few million off of saying that every third word!
Roy g Biv

Harrisonburg, VA

#6 Jul 1, 2013
I am tired of this. These companies have no respect for teh history of slavery. Perhaps they agree with "playing slave". Think about that all ya'all grand truck drivers
Mike

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Jul 1, 2013
Obama sat in a church and listened to Reverend Wright use Gods name in vain(which is a lot worse than the use of the N word) for 20 years and would probably still be sitting there if he hadn't become President. It took him 20 years to throw Wright under the bus and only after the tape of Wright using Gods name in vain came out to the voting public. Black comedians use the N word and Cracker and Honky and other racist terms no one says anything about it. By no one I mean Jesse (Hymie town) Jackson and Al(Tawana Brawley) Sharpton.
Roy g Biv

Harrisonburg, VA

#8 Jul 1, 2013
Mike wrote:
Obama sat in a church and listened to Reverend Wright use Gods name in vain(which is a lot worse than the use of the N word) for 20 years and would probably still be sitting there if he hadn't become President. It took him 20 years to throw Wright under the bus and only after the tape of Wright using Gods name in vain came out to the voting public. Black comedians use the N word and **** and Honky and other racist terms no one says anything about it. By no one I mean Jesse (Hymie town) Jackson and Al(Tawana Brawley) Sharpton.
what is a "Hymie"?
Good grief

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Jul 1, 2013
Who gives a rat's a$$... All the problems of the world and the tragedies taking place in Arizona and we're still listening to this non-news.
The Dude

Bumpass, VA

#10 Jul 1, 2013
Roy g Biv wrote:
<quoted text>what is a "Hymie"?
Hymie and Hymietown was a reference that Jessie Jackson used in his '84 presidential nomination bid. It was a direct reference to Jews and New York.
Roy g Biv

Harrisonburg, VA

#11 Jul 1, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text> Hymie and Hymietown was a reference that Jessie Jackson used in his '84 presidential nomination bid. It was a direct reference to Jews and New York.
if you can make it in Hymie town you can make it anywhere....Hymie town Hymie town...I think frank sinatra sang that toon
Floyd Lawson

Richmond, VA

#12 Jul 2, 2013
I like Hymie's
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Jul 2, 2013
That's it, I'm going to CONTINUE to NOT patronize Grand Home Furnishings.
Disillusioned

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Jul 2, 2013
huck wrote:
That's it, I'm going to CONTINUE to NOT patronize Grand Home Furnishings.
Shocker.
Tiffany Anne Shifflett

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Jul 2, 2013
huck wrote:
That's it, I'm going to CONTINUE to NOT patronize Grand Home Furnishings.
Good.....your 5 gallon bucket seats have many years left in them......
charlottesville

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Jul 2, 2013
I think if something was said 25 or 30 years ago and it just came out OH WELL we have all said something like that in our life. If anyone is smart enough it does not apply to race look it up in the dictionary. That is just all the guys whom have "saggin" pants. So all of the comedians, movies, rap songs etc.... are all of these people going to get in trouble like Paula did? Let it go it was 25 years ago!!!! Just like everything things else LIVING IN THE PAST. It is 2013 get over it and give her her shows and lines back!!!!!
Citizen Kanye

Stafford, VA

#17 Jul 2, 2013
Holly Edwards need to start sellin it yo. She the second chancer
hondacivic

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Jul 2, 2013
Mike wrote:
By no one I mean Jesse (Hymie town) Jackson and Al(Tawana Brawley) Sharpton.
Actually, Mr. Sharpton said that Paula Deen shouldn't be judged by something she said 20 years ago.
Somebody Had to Say It

Woodbridge, VA

#19 Jul 2, 2013
hondacivic wrote:
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Actually, Mr. Sharpton said that Paula Deen shouldn't be judged by something she said 20 years ago.
We're not judging Paula Deen JUST for something she said 20 years ago. If she used the "n' word decades ago and had since learned better - I could have said, ok, now you know better so let it go. But the thing I can't forgive is that this woman could even entertain the idea that throwing a wedding and having black men dress up in little tuxedos would be cute or entertaining - that crossed a line as far as I'm concerned. It means her attitude has not changed one bit. I don't care how much she sits on TV and cries. And I long since stopped buying anything from Grand anyway. Their quality is no better than their judgement. Sorry Paula, you got what you deserved!
common sense

Floyd, VA

#20 Jul 2, 2013
Lots of black people say that word all the time, as well as other racial slurs to other races. It takes away ALL credibility from them for feeling incensed by other people saying it. Double standards never work. And, every human being on the planet had ancestors somewhere that owned slaves. MLK's dream was for people of all colors, that ALL would be judged by their character rather than the color of their skin.

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