July 25th , 2013 10:15 am 3 Comments

Furniture company sticking with Paula Deen

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HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina-based home furnishings company that markets Paula Deen’s furniture line is sticking with the embattled celebrity chef.

The High Point Enterprise  reports that Universal Furniture International will continue to market the Paula Deen Home Collection.

Deen has been under fire since the revelation earlier this year of a legal deposition in which Deen admitted under oath to having used the N-word. Many companies have dropped Deen since the deposition became public.

Jeff Scheffer with Universal Furniture says he feels bad for Deen. He says the Deen he knows isn’t the one who has been portrayed in the media recently.

Scheffer wrote retailers saying his company accepts Deen’s apologies for her previous comments. He says part of the decision is based on retail customer feedback.

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3 Responses to Furniture company sticking with Paula Deen

  1. clairem says:

    We all say things in the heat of the moment, and no one should lose their career over such a gaffe. Stores continue to sell CDs full of hate language while banning Deen’s line. My family has purchased her items and they’ve been of good quality. I forgive her and plan to seek out this company’s furniture when I purchase items this year.

  2. Ladyvi says:

    We need to stop harping and focus on how to make things right. I’m totally glad that this furniture company is continuing to sell Deen’s products. We too have purchased products by Deen and we love them. She made a mistake and is trying to do right by it. It is sad the stores are willing to sell music/movies that say and do worse than what Deen said. I too will plan to seek this company out on future furniture purchases.

  3. James W Kocke Hardin says:

    Ok I AM TIRE OF EVERYONE COUNT MRS. DEAN DOWN DUE THAT SHE USE THE N WORD. BUT LET PUT THIS ON THE OTHER FOOT, IF A BLACK INDIVIDUAL CALL A WHITE PERSON A NAME THAT WAS GIVING TO HIM. HE WOULD NOT HAVE A ISSUE. LEAVE HER ALONE…… HELL I AM GAY I PERSONAL HEAR PEOPLE CALL ME A QUEER, FAGGET, AND ETC… DO I GET MAD NOPE, I JUST TURN IT TO THE LORD, DUE THAT EVERYONE HAVE TO ANSWER FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE AT THE GATE OF HEAVEN. i PERSONAL DO NOT THINK PAULA DEEN IS A RACIAL PERSON AT ALL. HELL I MIGHT BE CALL RACIALIST AFTER THIS COMMENT GO UP YOU BLACK PEOPLE THAT IS LIVING IN THE PAST, IT IS THE FUTURE. YOU ALL CALL YOURSELF THAT WORD. IF A WHITE PERSON SAY IT HELL PUT THEM ON DEATHROLL. LOVE YOU PUALA YOU KEPT YOUR HEAD HELD HIGH AND SCREW THE INGORCE PEOPLE.

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