Her southern cooking made her famous, now her racist comments just might ruin her career.
Celebrity chef Paula Deen is reeling from the backlash to her admission that she routinely calls black people “niggers.” In a video released by her camp today, Deen struggles to apologize in the midst of the embarrassment of being exposed.
Deen, 66, made the controversial admission in a videotaped deposition for a $1.2 million lawsuit brought by the former general manager of her popular Savannah, GA restaurant.
She smiled as she fondly recalled wanting to create a slavery-themed wedding where the black wait staff were dressed as slaves in an antebellum mansion down south.
Deen said she got the idea for the slave wedding from a southern restaurant she visited with her husband.
“The whole entire waiter staff was middle-aged black men, and they had on beautiful white jackets with a black bow tie,” she said.
Deen added: “I mean, it was really impressive. That restaurant represented a certain era in America… after the Civil War, during the Civil War, before the Civil War. It was not only black men, it was black women. I would say they were slaves.”
Do you forgive her for being what she is from birth?