Several readers commented on the story, "Home Depot drops Paula Deen:"
“If every celebrity, of every ethnicity, told the truth about if they had EVER in their life used a racial slur, I don't think anyone would be without sin. Good thing that Christ isn't around today to ask who among us is without sin and can cast the first stone. There are so many people (and companies) that refuse to look in the mirror and truly admit who they really are and what they have done in the past that Paula would be covered in stones hundreds of feet high. I'm waiting for Jessie Jackson to suggest that she either be crucified or burned at the stakes.”
— “Skeptical Observer,” from homechannelnews.com
“Since all of those dropping Paula Deen and rallying against her are saints in this world and have never thought, uttered or outright have spoken in private or otherwise during their life an extremely derogatory, demeaning, totally inflammatory word against a person because of their race, creed, etc -- they all need to get delivered to them a box of rocks so they can stone her -- essentially what they are doing to her today.”
— “Pkrupa,” from homechannelnews.com
“The dropping of Paula Deen at Home Deport gives me another reason to not shop there. We all need to remember who without sin cast the first stone. All of us at some time in our lives have said or did something we regret -- it's called forgiveness. I love how society allows sports figures to curse while playing and commit criminal acts and still continue to support and praise them for what they do."
— Name withheld