Paula Deen Loses Ham Endorsement Deal

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•26 Jun 26, 2013

After it was revealed last week that Paula Deen used racial slurs and made a number of racist jokes, the prominent pork company Smithfield Farms, which boasted a line of Paula Deen–branded hams, has severed its ties with the celebrity chef. What do you think?

  • “What do they need her for anyway? Ham sells itself.”

    Sharon Weisser –
    Art Appraiser

  • “Shoot, I had a great idea for an ad where someone stuffs a Smithfield ham in Paula Deen’s mouth whenever she starts to talk about black people.”

    Shawn Pressman –
    Liquor Inspector

  • “Losing a ham endorsement deal after charges of racism—we’ve all been there.”

    Conrad Tully –
    Typewriter Servicer