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Keep Paula Deen on Food Network and renew her contract!!
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Keep Paula Deen on Food Network and renew her contract!!

    1. Alayna Smith
    2. Petition by

      Alayna Smith

      Fayetteville, NC

Paula Deen is a sweet southern lady that made a mistake 26 years ago. She should not be punished for something that happened that long ago and which she has apologized for. She brings laughter and cooking education to our home and Food Network would not be the same without her!!

To:
Food Network, Food Network
Keep Paula Deen on Food Network and renew her contract!!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 35,000 signatures
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      Alayna Smith
      Petition Organizer
      The 'Nigger' Top 10

      Now that the New York City Council has "symbolically" banned the "N-word," I'd like to defend the word's right to exist. The word "nigger," like all words, is simply an instrument with which to convey ideas. No word is inherently evil. In fact, black artists have been putting the word to righteous use for years.

    3. Good explanation from a black journalist on Paula Deen

      Alayna Smith
      Petition Organizer
      Confession of a black journalist: Like Paula Deen, I've used the n-word (Opinion from Anthony Cook)

      When I first heard about the dust-up over food mogul Paula Deen saying the n-word, my first reaction was "Um ... OK." I considered it just that - a dust-up. Big deal. But when it was reported that her extremely popular cooking show was being dropped from the Food Network, my thoughts changed to: "This is a big deal."

    4. Why has our nation become so hypocritical?

      Alayna Smith
      Petition Organizer
      Kevin Sorbo: Paula Deen case highlights 'hypocrisy of America'

      Posted at 12:55 am on June 25, 2013 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments I want to send love and thanks for the kind words you have all shared with me and my family, and the support you've shown me this past week.- Paula Deen (@Paula_Deen) June 24, 2013 Smithfield Foods today joined Food Network in severing ties with chef Paula Deen, and QVC said in a statement that the network has no immediate plans for Deen to appear.

    5. We're at 27,000 signatures! Keep up the great work!

      Alayna Smith
      Petition Organizer
      VIDEO: Paula Deen's Sons Speak Out - WSAV: News, Weather, and Sports for Savannah, GA

      Its summer and Hilton Head's beaches are filled with families splashing in the surf or sunbathing in the sand. "It seems like its supposed to be a family destination, the people are very kind, and nice Its summer and Hilton Head's beaches are filled with families splashing in the surf or sunbathing in the sand.

    6. Reached 25,000 signatures
    7. 20,000 signatures!!

      Alayna Smith
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for your support for Paula!!

    8. Reached 20,000 signatures
    9. Smithfield has cut all ties with Paula Deen. Keep showing your support!!

      Alayna Smith
      Petition Organizer
      Paula Deen dumped by Smithfield Foods

      5 minutes ago Paula Deen's business empire continued to crumble Monday when Smithfield Foods announced it would cut its seven-year partnership with the fallen Food Network star. Deen famously promoted Smithfield hams in many of her recipes and has a line of pork products with the company, which said it was "terminating" its ties because of Deen's admitted past use of racist slurs.

    10. Reached 17,500 signatures
    11. Like this page and show our support!

      Alayna Smith
      Petition Organizer
      We support Paula Deen

      We support Paula Deen. 194,929 likes · 0 talking about this. A Page to Support Paula Deen

    12. Paula Deen Fans will not be silenced!!

      Alayna Smith
      Petition Organizer
      Fans of Paula Deen target Food Network

      SAVANNAH, Ga. Watching Paula Deen's cooking show was a weekend ritual for Marilynne Wilson, who says she's furious at the Food Network for dumping the comfort-food queen after she acknowledged using racial slurs in the past. "I was shocked.

    13. 10,000 signatures

      Alayna Smith
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you!! I'm amazed at all the support for Paula. Keep it coming! Don't give up!

    14. Reached 10,000 signatures
    15. 9,000 signatures!!

      Alayna Smith
      Petition Organizer

      Great job, guys!! Share with your friends. Lets get to 10,000 to show Paula our support!!

    16. Reached 9,000 signatures

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    • Micki Sanders CALICO ROCK, AR
      • about 1 month ago

      I love Paula Deen! She should not be punished for something she said years ago. There is not one person who is perfect. People make mistakes! I hope Walmart brings back her cookware.

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    • JUDITH MERRILL READFIELD, ME
      • 5 months ago

      Paula!

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    • Kathy Dumire PARSONS, WV
      • 6 months ago

      I love her shoe , recipes, cook ware, and everything about her. Please keep her sow on.

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    • betty dickens HENDERSONVILLE, TN
      • 6 months ago

      paula did not use a racial slur in recent years. Wow, most of America would be fired!!!

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    • Donna Hohman MECHANICSVILLE, VA
      • 7 months ago

      Paula was raised in the South in a time when racial equality was just emerging. Paula should be judged by her views and attitudes NOW, not years ago. I doubt any of us could say we have NEVER laughed at a racial joke or stereotype.

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