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  •  Deen's problem is that she carried her (4+ / 0-)

    nostalgia into the workplace.

    You want to be a Confederate Civil War reenactor on weekends, fine. (Well, I'm not fine with it, personally. But I respect the first amendment)

    You take that into the office, or you take that crap into your business and subject your employees to it, then there's a price to pay.

    Deen is a spokeswoman. She helps companies sell products because she lends her credibility to those products.

    If people are turning on Paula Deen because of her racism, because they don't like how she wears her hair, or if she said something mean about Kim Kardasian, or whatever reason, then a corporation has the right to get rid of her. She's lost her credibility with the people they want to sell their products to. Instead of elevating the product, she brings it down.

    It's much like Lance Armstrong (which, by the way, why is he in the news again?). He totally lost his credibility. So he lost all his endorsement deals.

    When you sell WHO YOU ARE then if people decide they don't like you, then you're pretty much screwed.

    © grover

    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 12:51:31 PM PDT

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