Local businesses still supporting Chef Paula Deen

Celebrity Chef Paula Deen is getting some support from businesses here in Michiana.

In this publicity image released by NBC, celebrity chef Paula Deen appears on NBC News' "Today" show, wednesday, June 26, 2013 in New York. Deen dissolved into tears during a "Today" show interview Wednesday about her admission that she used a racial slur in the past. The celebrity chef, who had backed out of a "Today" interview last Friday, said she was not a racist and was heartbroken by the controversy that began with her own deposition in a lawsuit. Deen has been dropped by the Food Network and as a celebrity endorser by Smithfield Foods. (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)

Celebrity Chef Paula Deen is getting some support from businesses here in Michiana.

Television ads for Schroeder Furniture in Saint Joseph, Michigan still feature Deen, according to our reporting partners in the Herald Palladium.

The owner, Scott Schroeder, says he thinks Deen's admission to using racial slurs has been blown out of proportion.

And, the Village Market in South Haven is still carrying Deen's products.

National companies such as Target, JC Penney, the Food Network, and QVC have all ended their relationship with Deen.


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