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Paula Deen Sacked By Food Network And Dumped By Sponsors

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Paula Deen, Queen of Southern Cuisine in the USA, admitted using the N-Word and has been digging herself out of a s**t sandwich since then.

The Food Network has dumped her as have her sponsors and Walmart will not be stocking her merchandise in their stores anymore.

Paula admitted using the word in a court deposition. She is being sued by a former employee in a $1.2 million lawsuit who claims she used the N-Word and that she was sexually harrassed by Paula Deen’s brother Bubba Hiers.

Also she admitted to requesting that black employees dress up as slaves for an antebellum-themed wedding.

She has been doing the media rounds asking for forgiveness, can she resurrect her career after this it will be interesting to see. Interestingly her cookbook is currently number one on Amazon.

Source: E News

 

15 comments

1 Izobel2 { 06.28.13 at 12:56 pm }

Geez I thought that was Patti Newton.

2 Andrea { 06.28.13 at 1:22 pm }

It does look a bit like Patti.

3 Georgie { 06.28.13 at 2:04 pm }

Spot on Izobel2.

4 brain dead dave { 06.28.13 at 3:05 pm }

Looks like a piece of KKKFC she’s holding there.

5 Loz { 06.28.13 at 3:30 pm }

People are overreacting a bit yes? It’s just a word. Honestly. Get over it. She shouldn’t be fired for saying a word.

6 Gabby { 06.28.13 at 3:44 pm }

I did too Izobel2!

7 Lisa { 06.28.13 at 4:20 pm }

@Loz, did you not read on??

“Also she admitted to requesting that black employees dress up as slaves for an antebellum-themed wedding.”

8 Morgan { 06.28.13 at 5:37 pm }

Loz, that word Deen said is an extremely offensive and derogatory slur. I’m going to assume you’re not a minority so you probably wouldn’t know how offensive it is to call someone a racial slur.

9 Techhater { 06.28.13 at 7:14 pm }

There was a comedian on ABC2 last night and the conversation went thus,..”are you saying “Midget is worse than the N word” reply was “if you can’t say it then it’s obviously baaaaaaad”

10 daisy { 06.28.13 at 8:06 pm }

I thought it was Patti. It was ages before I realised it wasn’t her.

11 Yoo { 06.29.13 at 12:59 am }

Racism isn’t new to this blog, sadly.

12 VioletsRBlue { 06.29.13 at 10:23 am }

It seems that it was not ‘one’ word that land her in trouble but quite a big history of racial ignorance and disrespect. I’m glad that she is finally made realized that such behavior is not acceptable.

13 Gabby { 06.29.13 at 1:55 pm }

Hi VioletsRBlue, Haven’t seen you around for a while. If what you say is correct, she deserves the old heaveho, and she probably should have got it a long time ago. She was probably making too much money for too many different people. They have kept her on as long as they possibly could, milking every last dime.

14 VioletsRBlue { 06.29.13 at 5:29 pm }

Hi Gabby! Yes I have read that there was a lot of racial disrespect at her company as well as her brothers restaurant. There was a culture of lots of racial jokes and inappropriate comments. Such attitudes are unfortunately quite common in the south so she probably did not see anything wrong with it.

15 Carole { 06.30.13 at 9:35 am }

She’s been on ET a lot, and I used to think she was the spitting image of Patti Newton. In her interview with Matt Lauer, she said it was 30 years ago and she had a gun to her head. I had thought it was recently. She hasn’t murdered anyone, people need to give her a break. But she needs to stop going on TV now, she’s apologised, now she needs to go away for a bit and keep a low profile and let things die down.