The list of companies that are dropping Paula Deen has increased dramatically during the past week after she admitted to using the N-word. Almost every day, there is another company severing their contract with the lady who loves butter. However, some companies are willing to stand by Paula Deen. At least for now. Here are a few companies willing to stand with Paula and their statements of support.
Landies Candies has three different kinds of Paula Deen chocolates, premium, sugar free and regular. Landies Candies issued this statement in support of Paula Deen. The president of Landies Candies, Larry Szrama issued a support letter on behalf of Paula Deen.
“Paula, from all of us at Landies Candies, we admire your honesty, strength, and most of all who you are as person. Your interview this morning reaffirms who you really are and what you believe. We count it a privilege to be your friend and business partner, and look forward to sweet success in the future.”
Hoffman Media publishes Paula Deen’s bimonthly magazine “Cooking With Paula.” This company has worked with Paula since 2005. It said that the Paula that the media portrays is not the person that they have come to know on a personal and professional level.
Eric Hoffman, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Hoffman Media, stated, “In the eight years that we have collaborated with Ms. Deen, we have witnessed her consistent generosity toward numerous charities, from hunger relief and battered women to a Savannah-based orphanage, to name a few. Most recently, she launched The Bag Lady Foundation to empower women and families in their time of need.”
Metropolitan Cooking Expo plans to keep Paula’s scheduled appearances. She will be in Houston and Dallas in September. She has another show in Washington, DC sometime in November.
Springer Mountain Farms is a company located in the Blue Ridge mountains. This company produces chickens that are 100% natural. They have no antibiotics, growth stimulants or hormones. The chickens consume a vegetarian diet. Springer Mountain Farms has worked with Paula for two years. In a statement, the executives of this company described Paula as being a compassionate and caring person. They believe and accepts Paula’s apology.
Epicurean Butter makes Paula’s Southern Grilling Butter said that they would continue to support her. Tasty Blends Foods commended Paula for her commitment. It said that they would continue to endorse Paula. They accepted her apology and will continue to work with her.