Grand Home Furnishings to Continue Ca...

Grand Home Furnishings to Continue Carrying Paula Deen Line

There are 48 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jun 28, 2013, titled Grand Home Furnishings to Continue Carrying Paula Deen Line. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

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

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hondacivic

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Jul 2, 2013
Somebody Had to Say It wrote:
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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!
I agree with you. I was not defending her. I was just replying to the other poster who said that Al Sharpton didn't say anything about it.
Somebody Had to Say It

Chantilly, VA

#22 Jul 2, 2013
common sense wrote:
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.
No, "lots" of black people do not say that word all the time. I don't use it, my friends don't use it, my relatives don't use it and in fact, I've never heard it said in my presence, except in videos. It's only a very small segment of the hip hop crowd that uses that vile word and I'm sick and tired of racist people trying to use that to justify their use of the word. We frown on the hip hop culture for using it the same way we frown on white people for using it. So, don't try to judge us all by some pants dragging, profanity spewing hip hoppers. And we won't judge all of you by the confederate flag flying, pick-up driving yahoos that we see.
Chris

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Jul 2, 2013
Soo...It ok for black people to call other black people the "n" word but if a white person does it you might as well say they killed someone.
You hear Black people calling white people lots of things but does that ever in up in the news??? Nope!
finally

Minneapolis, MN

#24 Jul 2, 2013
Good for you, Grand!! In the name of pc the media is on a witch hunt to destroy Paula Deen. And the stores and companies are like timid sheep and are just following the leader. She says she used that word when describing a bank robbery where a gun was pointed in her face. Imagine how frightened she was. And afterwards, how traumatized and angry. Who can blame her for using "that word". If people were 100% honest with themselves, they'd admit they probably would have said it, too. It was 30 years ago. The whole thing has been blown way out of proportion. Started by a disgruntled former employee who wanted to get back at them for being fired, and pulled out the race card. Probably most people in her shoes would have lied and denied ever using the word. Paula was honest and admitted to it. Does that send the message that it would have been better to lie? I admire her honesty.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#25 Jul 2, 2013
finally wrote:
It was 30 years ago.
and those more recent dreams of being waited on by all black staff, like in the civil war times. It is was it was, and she ain't nevah gonna change
Somebody Had to Say It

Chantilly, VA

#26 Jul 2, 2013
finally wrote:
Good for you, Grand!! In the name of pc the media is on a witch hunt to destroy Paula Deen. And the stores and companies are like timid sheep and are just following the leader. She says she used that word when describing a bank robbery where a gun was pointed in her face. Imagine how frightened she was. And afterwards, how traumatized and angry. Who can blame her for using "that word". If people were 100% honest with themselves, they'd admit they probably would have said it, too. It was 30 years ago. The whole thing has been blown way out of proportion. Started by a disgruntled former employee who wanted to get back at them for being fired, and pulled out the race card. Probably most people in her shoes would have lied and denied ever using the word. Paula was honest and admitted to it. Does that send the message that it would have been better to lie? I admire her honesty.
Oh, poor cornbread queen. Boo hoo. Opened her mouth and shot herself in the foot.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#27 Jul 2, 2013
Tiffany Anne Shifflett wrote:
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Good.....your 5 gallon bucket seats have many years left in them......
and will outlast the man-cave offerings
Who Knows

Faber, VA

#28 Jul 2, 2013
Somebody Had to Say It wrote:
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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.
Maybe I'm confused, but are you saying hiring black men for a wedding and having them dressed in tuxedos is racist? Tuxedos are common dress at a wedding and it seems to me that dressing black men in something less formal, as if they weren't good enough for formal dress, would be more racist.

If she only hired white men, you would say that was racist. If she hired both white and black men, but dressed them differently, you would be screaming racism.

Talk about damned if you do, damned if you don't mentality.

Does it bother you at all that the woman who started all this is white and has lied about her reason for being offended??? The two bi-racial (white/black) nieces don't exist. Her partner has one bi-racial (white/Hispanic) niece with whom they have had no contact in five years.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#29 Jul 2, 2013
Who Knows wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe I'm confused, but are you saying hiring black men for a wedding and having them dressed in tuxedos is racist? Tuxedos are common dress at a wedding and it seems to me that dressing black men in something less formal, as if they weren't good enough for formal dress, would be more racist.
If she only hired white men, you would say that was racist. If she hired both white and black men, but dressed them differently, you would be screaming racism.
Talk about damned if you do, damned if you don't mentality.
Does it bother you at all that the woman who started all this is white and has lied about her reason for being offended??? The two bi-racial (white/black) nieces don't exist. Her partner has one bi-racial (white/Hispanic) niece with whom they have had no contact in five years.
That's twisted logic. I'd say if a black woman wanted to hire all-white servants, then it would be racist, yes.
Their mode of dress isn't really pertinent. It could be bunny costumes.
Gru

Charlottesville, VA

#30 Jul 2, 2013
WAY TO GO GRAND HOME FURNISHINGS !!!!! So glad we bought our living room set from you !!!!
Gru

Charlottesville, VA

#31 Jul 2, 2013
Chris wrote:
Soo...It ok for black people to call other black people the "n" word but if a white person does it you might as well say they killed someone.
You hear Black people calling white people lots of things but does that ever in up in the news??? Nope!
Case-in-point: The "creepy-*ss cracker" comment of the Zimmerman trial ... Media has been zip-lipped about that!!
well-

United States

#33 Jul 2, 2013
Somebody Had to Say It wrote:
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No, "lots" of black people do not say that word all the time. I don't use it, my friends don't use it, my relatives don't use it and in fact, I've never heard it said in my presence, except in videos. It's only a very small segment of the hip hop crowd that uses that vile word and I'm sick and tired of racist people trying to use that to justify their use of the word. We frown on the hip hop culture for using it the same way we frown on white people for using it. So, don't try to judge us all by some pants dragging, profanity spewing hip hoppers. And we won't judge all of you by the confederate flag flying, pick-up driving yahoos that we see.
ok, you started it. What the Hell does "pick up driving yahoos" have to do with this story? oh wait, you are being RACIST! RACIST against whites who drive pick ups! OMG Call the racist police!
as for you never hearing the word except in videos - you are a liar. plain & simple. Liar.
Verbal Myrtle

Antioch, CA

#34 Jul 2, 2013
GOOD for you This company has class and we should all praise them for their professional behavior during this time! GOOD FOR YOU!!!
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#36 Jul 2, 2013
Gru wrote:
<quoted text> Case-in-point: The "creepy-*ss **** " comment of the Zimmerman trial ... Media has been zip-lipped about that!!
au contraire, it's been 24/7, turn the boob tube off already coverage
finally

Minneapolis, MN

#39 Jul 2, 2013
Gru wrote:
<quoted text> Case-in-point: The "creepy-*ss **** " comment of the Zimmerman trial ... Media has been zip-lipped about that!!
Exactly! Why are we only now hearing about the cracker statement. That's totally racist yet the media ignores it.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#41 Jul 2, 2013
finally wrote:
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Exactly! Why are we only now hearing about the **** statement. That's totally racist yet the media ignores it.
The witness repeated it in LIVE testimony on at least 3 networks, and commentary took it up and replayed it ad nauseum.
Disillusioned

Charlottesville, VA

#42 Jul 2, 2013
Somebody Had to Say It wrote:
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in fact, I've never heard it said in my presence, except in videos
I'm betting you less than 25 years old.
Disillusioned

Charlottesville, VA

#43 Jul 2, 2013
Sorry -- ARE less than...
Somebody Had to Say It

Chantilly, VA

#44 Jul 2, 2013
well- wrote:
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ok, you started it. What the Hell does "pick up driving yahoos" have to do with this story? oh wait, you are being RACIST! RACIST against whites who drive pick ups! OMG Call the racist police!
as for you never hearing the word except in videos - you are a liar. plain & simple. Liar.
My, my.... I touched a nerve! The truth hurts, doesn't it?
Somebody Had to Say It

Chantilly, VA

#45 Jul 2, 2013
Disillusioned wrote:
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I'm betting you less than 25 years old.
You lose....try doubling that!

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