Let me see if I get this straight. Paula Deen has lost an endorsement deal for a ham company owned by a Chinese meat processor because of allegations that she and people in her restaurants have been insensitive or worse to blacks, women and other groups? Since when is insensitivity a reason to publicly throttle a person? How many of us have had insensitive bosses? What kind of lame ass allegation is insensitive or worse? What’s the rest of this story? Where is Paul Harvey when we need him?
What exactly is happening here? Paula Deen has been The Food Network’s cash cow. Who’s in charge over there at Scripps Networks? What kind of stupid ass put this poisonous kerosene on the BBQ? Can Jay Z still say the word not to be spoken?
So, the Chinese meat processor that purchased Smithfield Ham is concerned about racism and sexism and whatever ism bothers those “other groups”? Who are those other groups? Vegetarians? Kosher deli owners? Who? I want to know, who are the other groups? Every group needs to be properly represented, dammit! This is America!
Uninterested in total snack cake domination, China, known for high quality and fair labor practices, set its sights on the beloved Virginia ham. No more shrink-wrap and no more celebrities? Made In China canned hams endorsed by no one? What is the world coming to? What about all of those who rely on celebrity endorsements to decide which processed pig products to serve their family and friends for the holidays? What about those lunch boxes already without Ho Hos? Are they now to be deprived of ham sandwiches too?
This is an outrage! Okay, more like a freakin’ ridiculous and shameful exhibition. Kind of like racism and sexism and “other” isms. What say ye? Shall we ever rise above it?