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I guess, if true, that is a good point?


ill admit i havent been following the paula deen story closely. just enough to know that she was asked if she ever said the N word, and admitted that she did in the 60's, and some people are outraged over it. i also know she was fired, but her confession wasn't the sole reason.


so- if walmart & target really did stop selling Paula Deen products over the offensive language alone, then they are spreading a message that they disagree with that kind of language, yes? then they shouldn't sell anything conducive to the N word or other racist remarks?

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Asked by tnm786 at 2:09 PM on Jun. 30, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • They dropped her because she's a sinking ship. If she'd simply said, "yes, I said it, and I shouldn't have, and I'm sorry" it would've blown over by now. She keeps making excuses.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:14 PM on Jun. 30, 2013

  • Maybe, but it's not as if Paula Deen is the only person they carry merchandise for in their stores that hasn't done something publicly outrageous.

    Comment by tnm786 (original poster) at 2:19 PM on Jun. 30, 2013

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    Comment by tnm786 (original poster) at 2:20 PM on Jun. 30, 2013

  • Well, what else to they sell that is in any way related to the offensive word in question? Maybe I'm oblivious, but when I go to Wal-Mart, I'm mostly just focused on getting out of there with a load of groceries for a price that isn't going to bankrupt me and keeping my five-year-old from wanting everything she sees.

    Answer by Ballad at 2:44 PM on Jun. 30, 2013

  • Ballad- they sell albums by artists that use that word every 2-3 words in their songs. they sell movies that use that word.

    Comment by tnm786 (original poster) at 3:07 PM on Jun. 30, 2013

  • There is another flaw with that logic I'd completely forgotten. Walmart censors their CD's for sale. It's why a lot of artists won't let them sell their music at all.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:07 PM on Jun. 30, 2013

  • Do they? I thought they sold both the explicit version and the censored versions.

    Comment by tnm786 (original poster) at 3:08 PM on Jun. 30, 2013

  • yeah- they do censor. Pink is pretty nasty in some of her songs. But you only get the sanitized version at wal- mart

    Answer by feralxat at 3:41 PM on Jun. 30, 2013

  • Black people CAN'T be racist, only the white people from the South are. (I am being sarcastic, obviously)

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:07 PM on Jun. 30, 2013

  • Ha ha, as if.

    Some days, I'm convinced they are looking for excuses to drop sponsorship deals...

    Answer by LindaClement at 4:19 PM on Jun. 30, 2013

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