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You've undoubtedly heard about TV chef Paula Deen's terrible, terrible week in which she admitted to using racial slurs and had her ass drop-kicked off the Food Network. Well the hits just keep on comin', because Paula has reportedly been fired from her spokeswoman job at Smithfield—a major pork company, where she apparently had a line of designer hams. I WANT A LINE OF DESIGNER HAMS!! From TMZ:
The company tells TMZ, "Smithfield condemns the use of offensive and discriminatory language and behavior of any kind." The statement goes on ... "We are terminating our partnership with Paula Deen."
Smithfield then somewhat sanctimoniously says, "Smithfield is determined to be an ethical food industry leader and it is important that our values and those of our spokespeople are properly aligned."
Here's a former Deen/Smithfield designer ham commercial for your enjoyment. (What's she pouring on that ham? Motor oil?)