business relationship with Ms. Deen” in the wake of the Paula Deen scandal of the past week where she admitted to using racial slurs. QVC currently features Paula Deen’s Kitchen, which sells the star’s collection of cookbooks and cookware.
In a statement to EW, a rep for QVC said, “QVC shares the concerns being raised around the unfortunate Paula Deen situation. QVC does not tolerate discriminatory behavior. We are closely monitoring these events and the ongoing litigation. We are reviewing our business relationship with Ms. Deen, and in the meantime, we have no immediate plans to have her appear on QVC.”
On Friday, the Food Network announced it would not renew their contract with Deen when it expires at the end of the month. But not everyone is ready to drop the star: Since the news broke, the Facebook group “We Support Paula Deen” has generated over 296,000 Likes.