Paula Deen Dropped By Caesars as Latest Casualty of Racism Scandal

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Paula Deen's partnership with Caesars Entertainment has gone bust.

The latest casualty of the celeb chef's ongoing racism scandal, which resulted in her firing from Food Network, Deen was 86'd by the company today.

Apparently Paula Deen's Today interview didn't stop the bleeding.

The company "reached an agreement with Paula Deen Enterprises not to renew the business relationship," a statement released today reads.

While Caesars "appreciate[s] Paula’s sincere apologies," the company believes its move to sever ties with her is "in the best interests of both parties."

Caesars currently operates four branded Paula Deen Buffet properties in the following casinos in Louisville, Memphis, Chicago and North Carolina.

The buffets will be rebranded in the coming months.

On Monday, Deen was dropped by Smithfield Foods, which had previously sold Paula-branded hams and used her as a spokeswoman for the brand.

Other sponsors are reportedly weighing their options.

Not everyone is itching to ditch Deen, though. Her restaurants have reportedly been "slammed" (with customers, in a good way), according to her brother.

Interest in her annual Paula Deen Cruise has been so great since the scandal broke that its organizer added an additional departure date for 2014.

Finally, a Paula Deen Facebook fan page has more than 200,000 Likes since it was created over the weekend, a sign that she still has a fan base.

Think that will last if her exposure is reduced? In other words, will people still crave Paula Deen recipes if she loses all her shows and big partnerships?

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I have no problem with Paula Deen. Blacks use the N word all the time. If it's OK for them, everyone can use it! If they have a problem with the word, then they ALL should SHUT UP and ALL stop using it!

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There's more to the story than Paula possibly being racist. I've been reading on the ongoing case and it seems it's more about her behavior, destroying evidence for the ongoing case. As a business person you are liable for allowing harassment and unethical practices to occur in your business. The media seems to be stuck on her race her using racist slurs I don't agree with use of the n word even when black people use it ... It's an ignorant negative word. However people need to stop throwing stones at her and let the justice system deal with her.

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if she could turn back time.................

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The only reason I started watching Food Network years ago was because of Paula. I did buy a Smithfield ham because she endorsed it but next year I will definitely buy another brand!

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WoW! Lets be honest, it's 2013, everyone has said and done something racist in their lifetime. Hell blacks call each others the "N" word daily, and thats cool?? But let a white women admit to saying it and we want to kill her?? Listen we dont condemn generation after generation of a murders family because one person committed a murder, why do whites continue to get the blame for what their ancestors did? Stone Deen because she is white? F*ck that! I say this is gone toooooooooooooooooooooo far!! If blacks want the "N" word abolished maybe they should stop using it themselves..

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@ Jodi

Jodi I agree with everything you said. White people need to come together and let blacks know that enuf is enuf! White people need to stop trying to be ghetto to be accepted by blacks. This country was built on white values and the whole country is going downhill because everyone feels they need to act ghetto in order to be accepted in this current culture. It is ridiculous.

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I have never watched this lady on TV and have no idea what kind of person she is in her personal life but I do find it odd that her "tear ducts" don't work. If she said something wrong and is lying, then she is a great actor(except for the tears)...if she did not say something wrong( and is being falsely accused) then I do feel sorry for her. People can be very cruel when they are typing their feelings on a computer and you can't see them.

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Is it possible in this lifetime that one black could ever be charged with racism? And is it impossible that one black could ever be thought of as racist. Is racism strictly reserved for whites?

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@ JJ

apparently yes. when blacks need money, they sue whites for racism. easy money. it's like playing the slots and winning every time. racism is only reserved for whites. in today's culture, white kids are raised to be second class citizens. it is time to stop this. when will we create an NAAWP to ensure that white people get fair treatment in our current society???

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Angry?

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